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 and Wireless Works, 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 see the 2016 Annual Report.


Recent News


On February 27, two New York Representatives and members of the House Homeland Security Communications Subcommittee introduced H.R. 5085 (“Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act”). The legislation calls for the repeal of section 6103 of the Middle-Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 that requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reallocate and auction public safety T-Band spectrum. A repeal of this specific section would remove the mandate to auction the spectrum and relocate Public Safety (PS) incumbents.


Noting that less than 4% of the potential public safety industry is making use of this 50 MHz of spectrum, the FCC released a draft Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) in this proceeding, with a vote on the final document anticipated at its March 22 meeting.


Also on the FCC’s plate during its March meeting is a Second R&O and Second FNPRM in the signal booster proceeding. The draft document states that the FCC intends to eliminate the confusing “personal use” restriction on Provider-Specific Consumer Signal Boosters and thereby “enable a small business to use [such a booster] to improve signal strength within its office.”  Hats off to EWA member the United Parcel Service (UPS) for advocating for that change.


At its March 22 meeting, the FCC intends to consider a plan to streamline the review process for wireless infrastructure. The Second Report and Order (R&) proposes to modify current rules to state that deployment of small wireless facilities by private parties are not federal undertakings that trigger National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, although they will remain subject to state and local governmental requirements.

The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued Notices of Unlicensed Operation to:
  • Department of Public Works, Glen Cove, New York, for operation of an unauthorized Land Mobile Radio Service Station, operating on 450.500 MHz;  
  • Eric Evans of Yuma, Arizona for operating an FM station at his residence; and 
  • Arthur Ware of Des Moines, Washington for operating an FM station at his business.

A large contingent of representatives from the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) met with the Chief of the Enforcement Bureau (EB) Rosemary Harold and her key staff this past week to discuss concerns associated with products being sold, largely over the Internet, for use on Part 90 spectrum by Business/Industrial and public safety entities that are not certified for Part 90 use, do not meet Part 90 technical requirements, permit operators to use channels for which they are not eligible, and allow for front panel programming of frequencies.