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

04/06/2017

More than four years after the deadline for narrowbanding, the FCC has fined a licensee for not changing its equipment, although it modified its license to add narrowband and delete wideband emissions. Global Paratransit in the Los Angeles area was fined $13,000 after the FCC received an anonymous tip and then confirmed that the system still was operating on wideband channels.

04/06/2017

While all new FCC Chairpersons claim they will “keep the trains running on time,” Chairman Pai has gone a step further by committing to abide by Section 7 of the Communications Act, which says the FCC will determine within one year whether proposals for new technologies or services are in the public interest. The burden for meeting this commitment will rest with the Office of Engineering and Technology. As EWA’s members know, we have several critical items that are more than one year old, some five years old (see article below).  

04/06/2017

In a statement on FCC reforms regarding outdated cellular rules for mobile broadband, Commissioner O’Rielly noted that his only critique of the order came from it having been filed in 2012. He wrote, “The Commission must ensure that its rules are current, technologically neutral and promote flexible use. When they are not, it can’t take five years to update them.”

04/06/2017

In a March 22 blog post on improving internal communications and updating priorities at the FCC, Commissioner O’Rielly encouraged staff to cease “pursuing [the] outdated goals” of a previous Commission. This concept applies equally to policy bureaus as well as to enforcement. Particularly, he stated “our enforcement staff should move away from headline grabbing and eye popping penalties that will never be collected.”

04/06/2017

In an Order of Modification released March 9, the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau modified a 218-219 MHz license assigned to PTC-220, LLC to facilitate implementation of positive train control (PTC) by New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit), the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and certain PTC-220 freight member railroads.

04/06/2017

On March 23, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) filed comments urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to eliminate the “personal-use” restriction on the operation of all consumer signal boosters. The comments were filed in response to a Public Notice requesting comment on a proposal from Wilson Electronics to eliminate the restriction on wideband consumer signal boosters.

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