Barbara Pareglio


Barbara leads the GSMA Drone Interest Group where she investigates and helps the mobile industry to create a trusted solution for commercial unmanned aircraft. Since 2014, she has been the technical lead for the GSMA Internet of Things, working on several aspects of IoT such as the development of the Mobile IoT Technologies (LTE-M, NB-IoT) and a variety of emerging technologies.

Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. Before joining the GSMA, she worked in R&D in several areas of telecommunications, including Intelligent Networks, IMS, Service Enabling and M2M/IoT. She also participates in several standards.

Additionally, Barbara is one of the founders of the recently created “Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity”, a joint initiative between GSMA and GUTMA, the Global Unmanned Traffic Management Association. She is also Chair of the ACJA’s Decision Board. The GSMA Internet of Things help operators to fully realise the opportunity in the IoT. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of IoT.

Interesting fact

From 1998 to 2013 Barbara worked at Ericsson, holding many different positions throughout that time.