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 January 31, the FCC Enforcement Bureau issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation to Barnstable High School (“School”) for operating equipment on PLMR, Family Radio Service (FRS), and General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) channels without licenses, without eligibility for GMRS and while using equipment not certified for FRS. The FCC ordered Barnstable to immediately discontinue and not resume operations and to respond to the FCC in 10 days.


Mobile Communications America Fined for Transfer of Control and Operation Violations


As a result of a partial government shutdown, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suspended most operations on January 3, 2019, and will remain closed until funding is restored. A small staff remains at work to address emergency situations – and to handle auction-related matters such as the ongoing “Spectrum Frontiers” auctions. The Commissioners’ offices will remain open as they have a separate funding source. So new Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, who finally was confirmed along with the reconfirmation of Commissioner Carr, will have a relatively quiet break-in period.


Filing deadlines that pass during the period of suspension, including January 3, will be extended automatically and due on the second day that operations resume. For example, if funding were restored on a Monday, the FCC would resume operations on Tuesday and filings would be due on Wednesday. The filing extension applies only to due dates that pass during the shutdown period. The FCC is not automatically extending any deadlines that fall after operations have resumed but will consider whether to do so on a case-by-case basis.


In a Petition for Reconsideration filed December 27, the LMCC has requested that the FCC reconsider its decision to use an F(50,10) interference contour when coordinating adjacent 800 MHz channels separated by 12.5 kHz. The LMCC had proposed and developed a coordination matrix for a more spectrally efficient F(50,50) interference contour. In the R&O, the FCC published the original matrix while adopting the more conservative F(50,10) contour.

While the 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 became effective on December 27, 2018, this spectrum will not be available until 2019. Regarding spectrum of most interest to members of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance, the status is as follows: