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 the 2016 Press Kit to learn more.

To learn more about the Enterprise Wireless Alliance, please see the 2015 Annual Report.

 

Recent News

03/09/2017

EWA is monitoring a developing satellite matter being considered by the International Telecommunication Union, an agency of the United Nations that coordinates shared global use of spectrum. Various space agencies are proposing to use the 460-470 MHz band on a primary basis for weather satellite communications. To avoid interference to terrestrial operations, they propose to use spread spectrum technology across the band. If the proposal advances, EWA and the Land Mobile Communication Council (LMCC) will be actively involved in testing or other technical evaluation of this new use.

03/09/2017

EWA and the LMCC are investigating the impact of a 2016 California law that prohibits “a person from driving a motor vehicle while holding and operating a handheld wireless telephone or a wireless electronic communication device,” except those used in defined emergency vehicles when used for emergency purposes. The law specifically names “specialized mobile radio device” among the devices included in the definition of “wireless electronic communication device.”

03/09/2017

On March 3, the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) released a Public Notice inviting comment on the Wilson Electronics Petition for Further Rulemaking asking the FCC to eliminate the “personal-use” restriction on all consumer signal boosters.

03/09/2017

On March 1, the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) granted a waiver of several rules to Headsight, Inc. to permit the certification and marketing of an unlicensed ultra-wideband (UWB) ground penetrating radar (GPR) that will operate in the 1-6 GHz frequency band while installed on agricultural equipment.

03/09/2017

On February 27, the Acting Chief of the Policy and Licensing Division of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau released an Order clarifying a 2016 Order that authorized the Commonwealth of Virginia to relocate its existing 700 MHz narrowband operations to state-licensed 700 MHz narrowband channels with conditions to “coordinate operations on these channels with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.” The 2017 Order specifies the “field strength limits applicable to the state license channels used near the Kentucky-V

03/09/2017

On February 18, the FCC dismissed an August 2015 application submitted by RapidLink Wireless for 800 MHz spectrum in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. On the application, RapidLink stated that the system would be for the company’s internal needs and that it required 1,000 mobile units.

Shortly after the application had been submitted, an informal opposition was filed “regarding the applicant’s eligibility and how the applicant intends to use the license.” 

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