EWA to Notify Verizon that B/ILT in 800 MHz Too

Recently, EWA learned that Verizon has notified Chicago-based public safety (PS) entities operating systems in the 800 MHz band regarding tests they plan in the cellular portion of the band. This notice is a requirement of the carriers pursuant to the FCC rules, but those same rules do not mandate that Verizon alert Business/Industrial Land Transportation (B/ILT) or Specialized Mobile Radio providers (SMRs) that are also operating in the band in the Chicago area. EWA plans to alert the potentially impacted B/ILT and SMR licensees as well as Verizon regarding the presence of B/ILT licensee incumbents that may also be impacted by their cellular operations.

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