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The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators and nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.


The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market is one of the fastest growing and innovative sectors of the IoT and presents a huge commercial and strategic opportunity for operators and their technology partners.  The GSMA is actively working with the telecoms and aviation industries to maximise the use of beyond-visual-line-of-sight capabilities for UAS, develop new use cases and help create an open and trusted regulatory environment. There are two drone-related initiatives, making progress in this area – the Drone Interest Group (DIG) and Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity (ACJA).


The GSMA Drone Interest Group (DIG) is the place for GSMA members from around the world that are working with ecosystem players to encourage the use of cellular communications while helping to create an open and trusted regulatory environment.


The Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity (ACJA) is a recent initiative between GSMA and GUTMA, formed to strengthen the relationship between the aviation and mobile industries. Together the group members tackle the relevant issues faced by the aviation industry, and cooperate on aspects of connectivity.


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