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

The Frequency Advisory Committees eligible to coordinate the 800 MHz spectrum have signed an updated Memorandum of Agreement that:
  • Changed the date on which pre-coordination will begin to May 16; 
  • Limits the number of channels requested per application to five;
  • Establishes the order of applications through a date and time stamp; and
  • Defines a review process, which will take place from May 17 to July 18, to identify and resolve instances of mutual exclusivity. 

On April 22, AT&T, Verizon, and Comsearch filed a joint proposal for authorized unlicensed use in this band while “requiring rigorous technical analyses and adopting robust protections for licensed incumbent operations.” That proposal now has been endorsed by the Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition, one of the more adamant opponents of unlicensed use. Others continue to caution the FCC about potential interference, but it seems highly likely that the FCC will proceed with its proposal.


On April 29, the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Office of Engineering and Technology announced the approval of Environmental Sensing Capabilities (ESCs) of several companies including Federated Wireless and Google. ESCs are intended to detect the presence of federal radar transmissions in the 3550-3650 MHz portion of the band and convey that information to SASs to prevent interference to radar operations. The SAS portion of the protection process is still a work in progress, the FCC will be ready to auction PAL licenses in 2020. (GN 15-319; DA 19-352)   



Mr. Raghu Kanchi has joined EWA as Senior Software Developer. Mr. Kanchi will support EWA staff and customers by troubleshooting issues with our current programs, adding software features and new capabilities as necessary, and strengthening EWA’s legacy systems over time. 


In late April, AT&T launched its narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network. This network gives AT&T another lower-power, wide-area network to AT&T a range of options for consumers. The NB-IoT network is intended for a range of Internet of Things (IoT) uses, including location tracing, connected streetlights, and other low-data-use monitoring applications.


The FCC has released a report on its investigation into the preparation for and response to Hurricane Michael.