Media & Events

As the leading national association for business enterprise wireless users and the manufacturers, resellers and communication sales and service providers that serve the land mobile radio industry, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance is dedicated to delivering to its members news, information and events that can support their businesses. 

In addition, EWA offers opportunities to the media to tell stories about the use of wireless communications in businesses across the United States. Please see EWA's Press Kit to learn more.

To learn more about the Enterprise Wireless Alliance, please see the 2016 Annual Report.


Recent News

The FCC Enforcement Bureau concluded 2017 by publishing several actions:
  • Notices of Unlicensed Operation of an FM station were issued to multiple East Coast residences and properties. Those receiving notices have 10 days to respond with any evidence that they have authority to operate granted by the FCC.
    • From a property in Waterbury, Connecticut
    • From a residence in Irvington, New Jersey
    • From a property in Union City, New Jersey
    • From a residence in Union City, New Jersey
    • From a property in Brooklyn, New York

EWA will be preparing a letter for review by the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) membership that will be sent to the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau (EB) requesting that the Commission respond to the growing number of products imported from Asia that are sold largely over the internet, for use on Part 90 spectrum that are not certified for Part 90 use, do not meet Part 90 technical requirements, and permit front-panel programming of frequencies.


On December 14, 2017, the FCC approved a Report and Order described as an effort to eliminate unnecessary rules and streamline paperwork requirements by removing the presumption that certain wireless bands are used to provide Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS) offerings.  Instead, licensees will identify the nature and regulatory treatment of their mobile services as common carrier, non-common carrier, and/or private internal, based on how they use their spectrum. The selection must reflect the current CMRS and Private Mobile Radio Services (PMRS) definitions.


On December 14, 2017, the FCC released a Public Notice (PN) requesting comments on its proposal to exempt from routine historic preservation review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, towers that began construction between March 16, 2001 and March 7, 2005 (Twilight Towers). It would not take any enforcement action based on the “good faith deployment” of a Twilight Tower even if it failed to consider historic preservation issues. 


During its December meeting, the LMCC voted not to withdraw its Petition regarding incumbent access to 800 MHz spectrum in the Expansion Band and Guard Band, in response to a recommendation that it do so. The proposal is still awaiting FCC action; however, the membership did agree to seek further information from the FCC regarding the status of this matter. EWA and other LMCC members are in favor of providing incumbent 800 MHz licensees initial priority access, while WIA continues to oppose early access for incumbents. (WP 16-261). 



During the LMCC meeting, Aviation Spectrum Resources, Inc. (ASRI) raised concerns about the potential impact of The Monitoring Association’s proposed rule changes to allow increased access to certain central station channels by non-central station entities. ASRI members use adjacent spectrum that may be affected. The organizations have agreed to investigate and resolve any potential adjacent channel issues. (WP Docket 16-261)