The Global UTM Associatfion (GUTMA) has announced that following the success of the first edition of GUTMA’s Connected Skies conference in Portland (OR) in 2019, the association is hosting a follow-on event as part of MWC Barcelona 2020 on the 26th February, where “decision-makers and influencers from both the mobile telecommunication and unmanned aviation industries will meet to strengthen the bridge between telecommunications companies and aviators.”
According to a GUTMA statement:
“The main event sponsors include Skyward (A Verizon Company), Airxos (Part of GE Aviation), Boeing, Teoco, Latvian Mobile Telecom (LMT), OneSky, Wing, Anra Technologies and Airmap, who are all contributing to the event’s goal to connect the mobile telecommunication and unmanned aviation communities.
“With 150 visionaries and stakeholders expected to attend from both sectors, event participants can look forward to topics ranging from “Where are MNOs Investing in Drones Today?”, to “Advanced Use of Connectivity for Drone Operations”, through to “Drone Services at the Edge” of the cellular network. The stage has been set by GUTMA to foster learning opportunities, candid discussions, and enable collaboration between all attendees at Connect Skies.
“The day will be dedicated to explaining key trends and concepts of NextGen telecommunication and unmanned aviation. Participants will hear from representatives of industry leading organisations including the Swiss Civil Aviation Authority (FOCA), the largest drone delivery operator – Zipline, the CTO of Australian Mobile Network Operator Telstra, GUTMA-GSMA’s joint aerial connectivity working group, and many more. Yves Rossy – The First Jetman – will give the closing keynote; Can We Fly?
“At the end of the event, participants in both sectors will be armed with answers to the following question: “How can the mobile telecommunication industry contribute to the safe, secure, and efficient integration of new unmanned aircraft and operators into the airspace?”
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