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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


All comments and replies in this proceeding have now been filed and it is left to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to determine. While APCO continues to press its argument that Public Safety (PS) is making good use of this band and that utilization will grow if PS entities are permitted to create region-specific band plans. In its opinion, if PS must share the band, the FCC should permit only critical infrastructure industry (CII) use that supports essential public safety activities.


Dissent in this proceeding continues with large service providers and those who represent them (CTIA, AT&T, and T-Mobile) submitting ex parte filings arguing against census tract-sized priority access licenses (PALs) while smaller entities such as local wireless Internet service providers (WISPS) argue in favor of them. EWA anticipates an FCC decision soon. (GN 17-258)



FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he will take action this fall to permit greater utilization of the 6 GHz band. Expect interested parties to continue to file technical arguments in support of their positions in coming months. The Apple, Google et al contingent claimed to debunk the interference potential concerns raised by Sirius, which operates in an adjacent band, and the Wi-Fi Alliance argues that harmonization with U-NII-3 rules, including appropriate mitigation techniques, would protect incumbent 6 GHz operations. (GN 17-183) (GN 18-122).



As part of its effort to promote 5G build-out in what is viewed as an international race for primacy, the FCC has taken an aggressive posture in support of wireless carriers and site operators and against municipalities that, in the FCC’s opinion, adopt licensing and other regulatory requirements that impede small cell 5G deployment. On August 2, for example, the FCC adopted new “pole attachment” rules that may trigger opposition from utilities.


On August 14, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) issued another series of rulings addressing construction extension requests and renewal showings submitted, first by companies controlled by Warren Havens, and then by the receiver appointed to manage his spectrum assets. The FCC denied requests from Skybridge Spectrum Foundation for additional time to build-out 352 Multiple Address Systems (MAS) licenses and 16 Automated Maritime Telecommunications System (AMTS) licenses. As typical when Mr. Havens is involved, there were some added twists to the FCC actions.

Horizon Lobby To Pay $35K for Noncompliant Marketing of Drones
Horizon Lobby admits that it marketed audio/video transmitters that did not comply with FCC equipment marketing rules. These A/V transmitters were intended for use with drones that did not and could operate in bands reserved for important operations, such as Federal Aviation Administration Terminal Doppler Weather Radar. According to an Order released August 16, Horizon Lobby will pay a $35,000 civil penalty.
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