GMSA and GUTMA are proud to officially release the new document Interface for Data Exchange between MNOs and the UAS Ecosystem, two years after the first version of the paper. The document, which is the product of the Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity (ACJA), aims at covering the use cases that emerged in these two years, through which mobile network operators (MNOs) provide more than just “connectivity coverage”.

MNO technologies are essential to gather valuable population density data to aid in ground risk assessments. The use of drones in Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations requires reliable connectivity and population density data. The Interface for Data Exchange between MNOs and the UAS Ecosystem is designed to facilitate clear and efficient communication between essential stakeholders in UAS Traffic Management and is an extension of current interfaces.

ACJA is a collaboration initiative between GUTMA and the GSMA. Its goal is to promote the exchange between the aviation and cellular communities and the related Standard Development Organisations (SDOs) to generate harmonized standards and avoid incompatibilities. Find out more about the initiative here.