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


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.


The LMCC will request reconsideration of the FCC’s decision to use 50/10 interference contours in lieu of LMCC recommended 50/50 contours. In addition, the LMCC will note that the derated values adopted by the FCC are now incorrect by as much as 14 db, and if the FCC insists on utilizing 50/10 contours integral to future 800 Mhz coordination procedures, that the values need adjustments.


The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) along with a multitude of other like-minded organizations continue efforts to have the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) understand the importance of retaining some census tract-sized Priority Access Licenses (PALs) at 3.65 GHz. Last week representatives met with Abigail Slater, newly appointed Special Assistant to the President for Tech, Telecom, and Cyber Policy at the White House National Economic Council as well as with the staff of Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.


On August 30, 2018, EWA met with staff of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) to discuss various pending matters as well as the possibility of a “buffet auction” of spectrum being held in FCC inventory, such as the remaining Part 22 “paging” channels, Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS), Interactive Video and Data Service (IVDS), and similar small-sized licenses.


In July, the FCC announced its 2018 filing and regulatory fee schedule for fiscal year 2018, which largely remain the same for the types of applications typically filed by EWA members. These new fees became effective on Tuesday, September 4. The Part 90 waiver fee has increased from $200 to $210 and Part 22 Paging applications have increased from $435 to $450.  


Another Mega-Fine for Unauthorized Transfer of Control  

On August 28, the FCC announced that it had entered into a Consent Decree with Marriot International, Inc. that involves a $504,000 settlement amount. Marriott failed to get prior approval from the FCC before taking control of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide LLC. The violation, which was reported to the FCC voluntarily, involved 63 separate licensee entities and 65 licenses.  It’s possible the fact that Marriott had more than $22B in 2017 reported revenues may have affected the size of the fine. (DA 18-843)