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

11/07/2017

On October 24, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding its 3.5 GHz rules, and at the same time terminated the Petitions for Rulemaking filed by CTIA and T-Mobile related to the band, except as their proposals are under consideration in the new NPRM. The changes under consideration all relate to Priority Access Licenses (PALs) that will be auctioned in the 3550-3700 MHz band, and include longer license terms, renewability, larger geographic areas, and auction methodology.

11/07/2017

Without any fanfare or notice to EWA (which would have been a nice professional touch), the FCC granted the County’s substantial application for 800 MHz spectrum capacity. EWA had earlier filed an opposition to the County’s waiver request to use Business/Industrial 800 Mhz channels given the availability of alternative spectrum resources available only to public safety entities.

11/07/2017

On October 18, the WTB denied waivers from three applicants that are Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) operators that were seeking early access to 800 MHz Sprint-vacated channels in Las Vegas, plus a waiver of the 800 MHz freeze in that region, and to two SMR applicants seeking 800 MHz channels in Keokuk, Iowa at a site that overlapped a region where EB/GB channels are not yet available. In both cases, the WTB determined that the waiver showing was insufficient to warrant relief.  (DA 17-1022 and 1023) 

 

11/07/2017

In the first speech of his career with the FCC, Commissioner Brendan Carr announced before the Competitive Carriers Association that Chairman Pai tapped him to take the lead on the FCC wireless infrastructure proceeding.  Commissioner Carr also noted that the FCC will be voting in November on “the first of a series of orders that will streamline the deployment of wireless infrastructure” by eliminating the requirement for historic preservation review where utility poles are replaced with substantially identical poles that can support antennas or other wireless communications equipment.

11/07/2017

On November 1, EWA and pdvWireless jointly submitted Reply Comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notice of Inquiry regarding the proposal to create a narrowband/broadband solution in the 900 MHz Business/Industrial Land Transportation (B/ILT) and commercial bands dedicated to B/ILT entities.

11/07/2017

Late last month, EWA officials met with Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) representatives on several matters, one of which included the Congressional directive from five years ago to remove incumbents, particularly public safety incumbents from the 470-512 MHz band following a formal auction event.  

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