Mission/History

Mission

To assist business enterprise users, wireless sales/service providers, private carrier operators, technology vendors and manufacturers in the deployment of wireless communications solutions that promote corporate productivity in the enterprise wireless space.

Chronology

  • 2019—EWA reclassifies its membership to include the category private carrier operator. 
  • 2018—EWA provides critical leadership that results in the FCC adoption of new rules that create access to private land mobile radio (PLMR) spectrum, including 800 MHz Expansion and Guard Band, 800 MHz interstitial channels and 450 MHz central station alarm channels.
  • 2017—EWA launches Cevo Go™, which allows users to secure certified frequencies in minutes. Cevo Go is available via mobile app or as a desktop application.
  • 2015—EWA launches Cevo®, a powerful online frequency coordination solution, which simplifies the FCC license application process and makes securing spectrum easier.
  • 2014—EWA launches the Cevo® mobile app, an evolutionary spectrum research tool that puts the power of EWA in your pocket, slashes costs and time spent on frequency research.
  • 2010—Over 8,000 spectrum transactions were facilitated by EWA, including several major multi-site trunked system deployments by the Spectrum Solutions Department.
  • 2010—The Enterprise Wireless Solutions Center® is launched, offering exclusive and specialized services that create a unique online community for assessing wireless technology offerings and knowledge exchange.
  • 2007—EWA purchases the Licensing Assistance Office in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and immediately expands its FCC license strategies and application preparation capabilities to business enterprises, public safety entities and wireless sales and service organizations.
  • 2005—Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) formed through the consolidation of the Industrial Telecommunications Association (ITA) and the American Mobile Telecommunications  Association (AMTA).
  • 1998—The USMSS forms and an affiliation agreement is executed with ITA for the provision of advocacy representation and membership services.
  • 1992—Through a series of agreements, the Industrial Telecommunications Association now manages the FCC-certified frequency advisory committee services for the organizations representative of the petroleum, telephone maintenance, taxicab, relay press and motion picture industries.
  • 1953—A group of business enterprises organizes the Special Industrial Radio Service Association in St. Louis, Missouri on February 17 to represent their spectrum requirements at the FCC.