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, 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 read its most recent Annual Report.

 

Recent News

06/01/2020

EWA is compiling data about interference to T-Band systems and to certain UHF stations resulting from repacked television stations that now are operating on TV channels 14 – 20. FCC rules clearly state that TV CH 14 stations are responsible for protecting adjacent UHF Part 90 systems, a situation where aggressive filtering has proven effective in certain markets. T-Band systems are supposed to be protected from co-channel TV stations by a defined mileage separation, but that distance has not been sufficient in several markets.

06/01/2020

On May 11, the FCC adopted an Order on Reconsideration that sets the stage for licensing of the 318 new 800 MHz interstitial channels, spectrum originally requested by EWA in a 2009 Petition for Rulemaking. As expected, the FCC rejected the LMCC request to use an F(50,50) curve as the interference contour when coordinating these channels, rather than an F(50,10) curve.

05/08/2020

It is not anticipated that the FCC will be issuing any further blanket relief from construction deadlines, and licensees with deadlines on May 16 and later are expected to meet their construction requirements or else seek a waiver.

05/08/2020

On April 22, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft Report and Order, Order of Proposed Modification, and Orders announcing actions it intends to take to realign the 900 MHz band by introducing broadband technologies while preserving existing narrowband operations. It is likely that the FCC will adopt these rules at its May 13 meeting. Below is a summary of these actions:

 

Report and Order

05/08/2020

On April 23, the FCC adopted its Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking permitting unlicensed operations in the 6 GHz band. The FCC summarized its decision as follows:

 

05/08/2020

On April 29, the FCC released a Public Notice (PN) announcing they now may accept electronic filings for Special Temporary Authority applications in certain market-based services; sublease applications; and, multi-step transactions. These applications continue to not be accepted in the ULS, but the PN provides detailed filing instructions to alleviate the manual burden the industry has experienced for years. 

 

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