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. 

  • Through the Wireless Leadership Summit, EWA creates opportunities for members to work together to define the future of the industry. 
  • In publications like the Enterprise Wireless Insider, EWA provides information and insights that can help keep members' businesses on track.

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 read its most recent Annual Report.

 

Recent News

06/04/2020

The 6 GHz Report and Order (R&O) was published in the Federal Register on May 26 and the rules will become effective on July 27, 2020. APCO has filed a Petition for Stay (Stay) and a Petition for Reconsideration, arguing that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has failed in its obligation to protect public safety communications. The potential that the Stay request will be granted is a high hurdle as that would necessitate the Commission to conclude that APCO will prevail on the merits of its reconsideration request.

06/04/2020

Now that the FCC has adopted rules creating broadband and narrowband segments of the 900 MHz band,  EWA and Anterix are working with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) on licensing issues and related modifications to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) in preparation for voluntary incumbent transitions.

 

06/04/2020

With the auction of seven 10-MHz Priority Access Licenses (PALs) scheduled to begin on July 23, many following this auction are now awaiting the release of the FCC’s Public Notice that will identify the applications accepted for filing and those requiring amendment before auction participation. 

 

06/04/2020
  • The FCC will be issuing a NPRM covering the processes by which T-Band will be taken away from public safety and business enterprises. Maybe legislation that terminates the reallocation mandate and saves incumbents from this potential spectrum disaster will be enacted to save the day.
  • A few of the 800 MHz Sprint-vacated spectrum release dates remain kittywampus that unnecessarily removes critical spectrum from otherwise eligible business enterprises. The FCC is aware of the duplicate release dates for the same channels and said a while back they would fix it.
06/01/2020

Some sources not from within the FCC, have posited the notion that the auction of priority access licenses (PALs) in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) may be delayed if the capital markets are reticent to fund auction opportunities during the nation’s present  economic issues. This has some credence given that successful, revenue generating auctions are just as important as making additional spectrum available for broadband applications. At present, the auction is set to begin on July 23.

06/01/2020

Coronavirus-related economic relief legislation that has passed the House and is now pending in the Senate includes provisions for repealing the T-Band auction mandate. Whether any of this legislation will become law and whether the T-Band provisions will survive is unknown.  It hasn’t as yet!

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