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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.

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Recent News

05/24/2017

LMCC and The Monitoring Association (TMA) have jointly submitted suggested revisions to FCC rules governing access to central station alarm frequencies as well as related coordination protocols. The revisions and protocols were submitted in response to an FCC effort to enhance access to these designated channels.

05/24/2017

On April 17, the California legislature amended its laws regarding the use of electronic wireless devices while a vehicle is in motion to delete the reference to Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) devices and two-way messaging devices. This change is important as California often leads the way for consumer-focused legislation. EWA finds the final version of the legislation a much better approach and a rea-sonable regulatory template for other states.

05/24/2017

The FCC has yet to respond to EWA’s April 25 letter asking if parties interested in acquiring 800 MHz Expansion Band/Guard Band spectrum are permitted to organize packages, like those promoted by M2M/SNG/Smartcomm, that solicit third party applications from investors with a commitment by the affiliated entities to build the facilities and lease or acquire the spectrum once licensed, despite any initial channel limitations. This licensing approach circumvents rules that limit the number of channels for which licensees may initially be authorized. (WP 16-261)    

05/24/2017

In comments filed May 18, the LMCC urged advisory working groups preparing for the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) to follow LMCC recommendations that would protect more than 100,000 licensed private land mobile radio (PLMR) operations against harmful interference from satellite systems operating in the 460-470 MHz band. The WRC has proposed in Resolution No. 766 to elevate satellite downlink operations to primary status in the band.

05/24/2017

Sprint and the City of Houston each filed comments correcting FCC Chairman Pai’s assertion that the City of Houston was responsible for the high cost to deploy broadband at NRG stadium in Houston for the Super Bowl. Pai made his remarks at the FCC Open Meeting in April. However, according to its calculations, Sprint incurred costs of $173,305 for 23 cells deployed around the stadium, that were the direct result of the tribal review process that is part of compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

05/24/2017

It seems to be the longest running soap opera in the history of the FCC, which would be amusing if it were not that this spectrum remains inaccessible to anyone that might put it to use while the saga continues. On May 11, the WTB rejected an MCLM claim that it was providing substantial service on four geographic Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS) licenses and that the licenses therefore should be renewed.

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