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


By Public Notice (PN) released April 25, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced dates and procedures for submitting applications in the 800 MHz band for Expansion Band and Guard Band (800 MHz EB/GB) channels and “Sprint-vacated” spectrum in three National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) regions.

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. 

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) has filed a Petition for Rulemaking (Petition) requesting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designate the 800 MHz Guard Band spectrum as “green space” for incumbent Business/Industrial and Land Transportation (B/ILT) licensees who may be required to vacate T-Band spectrum; and for certain 900 MHz incumbents whose narrowband systems may need to be moved to replacement frequencies as part of a transition to crea


The opportunity to arrive at a consensus among the Business/Industrial and Public Safety frequency advisory committees (FACs) on how best to process 800 MHz Expansion/Guard Band (EB/GB) applications that avoid mutual exclusivity remains elusive after one year of effort.


EWA has learned that the FCC, as it contemplates next steps for the future of T-Band (470-512 MHz) spectrum in response to Congress’ mandated repurposing of the band, has come to the conclusion that it cannot issue customary ten-year license renewals given that the band may be off limits for public safety and Business/Industrial licenses well before the next renewal date.


EWA continues to work collaboratively with the IIoT Coalition (Industrial Internet of Things) on strategies to address the spectrum needs of the private land mobile radio (PLMR) community. Last week, IIoT Coalition representatives met with staff of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), including those working on the National Spectrum Strategy which guides spectrum policy for the United States.