The Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity (ACJA), a collaboration between GSMA and the Global Unmanned Traffic Management Association (GUTMA) has issued its first deliverable, the LTE Aerial Profile Version 1.0. According to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) – which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide – the LTE Aerial Profile provides a comprehensive set of services and features of LTE considered essential for supporting drone operations. The document defines a profile for LTE Aerial Service by listing a number of LTE, Evolved Packet Core, and UE features that are considered essential to launch interoperable services. The defined profile is compliant with 3GPP specifications.
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