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.

09/24/2019

Recently, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted both an assignment and a freeze-compliant modification of T-Band licenses, making it unclear to the Alliance why renewals are not being processed at this time. There have been no further communications regarding the Government Accountability Office report advising caution with respect to the mission critical T-Band operations, nor information concerning any legislative initiatives that would reverse T-Band repurposing.

09/24/2019

On September 12, the FCC issued an Order stating that it has granted an application filed by Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi, LLC for 900 MHz band Business/Industrial/Land Transportation channels and an associated request for waiver of the current application freeze in that band. The purpose of the freeze is to preserve the current landscape of authorized operations in the 900 MHz band pending FCC action on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make a segment of the 900 MHz band available for broadband.

09/24/2019

All but three of the applications for Central Station Alarm channels that EWA submitted to The Monitoring Association on July 31 for concurrence have been filed with the FCC. Calling into question the company’s eligibility as a central station alarm applicant, the FCC returned applications submitted by Initium Novum prior to July 31. EWA is monitoring these applications as a second filing window for these channels will open if the applicant fails to respond and/or the FCC dismisses the applications.

09/24/2019

On September 5, the FCC released the draft Public Notice (PN) proposing application and bidding procedures for the auction of the seven 10 MHz unpaired Priority Access Licenses (PAL) in the 3550-3700 MHz band. This spectrum is expected to be used for the development of 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) operations, and other advanced spectrum-based services. One issue that is likely to generate comment is the proposal to allow what is effectively combinatorial bidding in major markets, an option generally opposed by industrial and other smaller entities.

09/24/2019

The filing of ex parte notifications continues regarding 6 GHz. Most recently, the Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition submitted a report by George Kizer, noted author of two microwave books, editor for the Wiley IEEE series on radio frequency and microwave, and president of the National Spectrum Management Association, among other accolades.

09/24/2019

How does your business get a share of the Industrial IoT business? It's transforming digital communications and is on track to reach $771.72 billion by 2026.

Attend the Wireless Leadership Summit to learn about opportunities for wireless sales and service providers to be trusted suppliers when business and public safety users deploy IIoT. Learn about the challenges and opportunities for your business in capturing a slice of this exploding tech sector that's using both familiar and new or unlicensed spectrum.

09/04/2019

On July 31, Business/Industrial (B/ILT) FACs submitted applications for central station alarm (CSA) channels to The Monitoring Association (TMA) for concurrence. The process was a little bumpy, but eventually EWA’s applications for which concurrence was requested were approved, and applications have been submitted to the FCC for processing.

09/04/2019

Are fewer candidates responding to your job opening, and the ones that do, aren’t the right ones? The wireless industry is facing more challenges than a tight labor market. There is also a problem with perception. The old methods of recruitment and retention no longer work. How can you make a job at your company the most appealing possibility for the best candidates?

09/04/2019

Texas Senator Ted Cruz raised concerns with both FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding plans by the Mexican-owned telecommunications carrier Altán Redes (Altán) to begin operations of its wholesale wireless network using 700 MHz spectrum.