Enterprise Wireless Insider

Sent to members only, the Enterprise Wireless Insider delivers the latest about EWA's regulatory and advocacy efforts and wireless industry news. Read the Insider to know what's happening at the Federal Communications Commission and on Capitol Hill that could affect your business. See below for the most recent articles.

12/11/2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Report and Order and Order (R&O) updating Commission rules to provide new spectrum capacity and eliminate unnecessary restrictions in the Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) bands, while reducing administrative burdens on applicants and licensees will become effective on December 27, 2018.

12/11/2018

At its December 5 membership meeting, the LMCC will discuss what, if any, position it should take in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to allow unlicensed use in the 5.925-7.125 GHz (6 GHz) band while ensuring that the licensed services operating in the spectrum do not encounter interference and continue to function. Reply Comments are due 90 days after publication in the Federal Register. (ET 18-295/FCC 18-147)

 

12/11/2018
There have been two FCC decisions regarding requests for construction extensions that illustrates the Commission’s view of legitimate licensee efforts to utilize spectrum assets. 
 
  • For the State of Wisconsin, the FCC allowed the State to retain its Part 22 licenses only in areas that had become operational and required the State to secure Canadian clearance for any above-Line-A facilities. (DA 18-1139)
12/11/2018

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) granted a waiver of the T-Band freeze for the New York Police Department, which sought a waiver to correct the coordinates reported on its license, which expanded an existing contour. The PSHSB concluded that since the relocation did not represent an expansion of the actual system contour, a waiver was warranted. (DA 18-1168) 

 

12/11/2018

The FCC released an Enforcement Advisory reminding the public – particularly fishermen - that the marketing, sale or use of radio frequency devices that do not comply with FCC rules is prohibited. This advisory cautions against the use of devices that operate on radio frequencies assigned to Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) that are used for marine navigation safety communications.

12/11/2018

According to an Order released November 27, Gable Signs & Graphics, Inc. violated FCC rules by marketing light-emitting diode (LED) signs used in digital billboards and other commercial and industrial applications without the required equipment authorization, labeling, and user manual disclosures, and by failing to produce certain required test records. These rules ensure that radio-frequency devices marketed in the United States do not interfere with authorized communications, thereby maintaining network integrity and security and protecting consumers.

11/16/2018

In late October, representatives of UTC, and New York State Electric & Gas Corporation met with the advisors to FCC Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Michael O’Rielly to express support for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the Part 22 Paging and Radiotelephone Service rules to provide greater flexibility and more intensive use of the band. The parties noted that utilities are constrained in their ability to deploy Part 22 channels but would like greater access, particularly for Smart Grid applications.

 

11/16/2018

Notices of Unlicensed Operation

 

  • Issued to Tawanna M. Brown, owner of Brooklyn LLC, for operating an FM radio station in the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area.
  • Issued to Mendy Amsel for operating an FM station in the Paterson, New Jersey area.
  • Issued to John Palmeri for operating an FM station in Middletown, New York.
11/16/2018

Check out pictures from the 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit, which are now available on Flickr. You may download and use any of the pictures here... 

Enjoy!

11/16/2018

Because of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirement, access to Central Station Alarm channels made available through an omnibus Report & Order (R&O) involving many changes to private land mobile radio rules, will be delayed until early 2019. Specifically, the new rules governing access to these channels requires  Office of Management and Budget approval given that the certified CSA coordinator will have additional concurrence responsibilities.  Comments are due by January 2, 2019.