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 LMCC has submitted an ex parte letter to the FCC that included an updated Interference Contour Matrix (Matrix) based on F(50,10) curves adopted by the FCC in the Report and Order and Order (R&O). The Matrix provides derating factors based on proposed/incumbent emission designations to be applied when Frequency Advisory Committees (FACs) process applications for full-channel 25 kHz or adjacent channel 12.5 kHz “Interstitial” 800-MHz frequencies. 


Shared vs. exclusive channels, emission designators, conditional licenses – What are all these requirements and why are they important to my customers? 

At the EDMSSA Spring Meeting this year, you will have an opportunity to learn all this and more! EWA is offering two mini-courses that will provide key FCC rule sections and factors that can be of value when determining the spectrum needs of your customers. Understanding the FCC rules and different spectrum bands can assist with sales and associated strategic discussions. 


Virtually every equipment manufacturer offers trunked radio systems and the various technologies may vary significantly. If a licensee is operating a trunked radio system in the UHF and VHF band, FCC licensing protocols require that the FCC authorization (or license) must list a license class code of YG for Business/Industrial or PW for a public safety system which signifies that the licensee is operating a trunked radio system. There are, however, no FCC rules requiring licensees to secure an exclusive-use (FB8) frequency pair(s) for use within a trunked radio system.


On March 25, 2019, Smartcomm License Services, LLC filed a Voluntary Petition for chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona (Phoenix).


In a recent meeting with the FCC to discuss spectrum management “progress made in the 3.5 GHz Citizen Broadband Radio Service," Federated Wireless, a Spectrum Administrator, also discussed the benefits that dynamic sharing could bring to the 4.9 GHz band, including potential protection of incumbents and reduced equipment costs.


On February 22, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing a temporary freeze on applications for new or expanded Part 90 Radiolocation Service operations in the 3100-3550 MHz band. The freeze is in response to the Congressional directive that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the FCC consider alternative uses of this band. Of course, the alternative uses are spelled “broadband.”