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, 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

12/19/2019

Scot Stone, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) attorney/point person in recent decades for all Part 90 issues, is retiring effective December 31, 2019. His departure leaves a hole for the Bureau as no one has his institutional/historical understanding of the Part 90 rules, policies, waivers, etc. It is unclear who will take on his responsibilities. In the meantime, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) had sent a letter to WTB seeking a more collaborative relationship between the industry and the FCC and to discuss licensing issues, such as the number of returns.

12/19/2019

Although Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) gained Commerce Committee support to add the “Don’t Break Up the T-Band” legislation to Senator Wicker’s “5G Spectrum Act of 2019 (S.2881), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pulled the 5G bill from the consideration of the full Senate. Markey’s legislation would have repealed the mandate to repurpose T-Band spectrum.

12/19/2019

The IIoT Coalition had productive meetings recently with FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly and with staff of Chairman Pai during which it described private-enterprise use cases that required access to broader bandwidth and more flexible spectrum. It encouraged the FCC to expand eligibility under whatever leasing/partitioning/disaggregation rules are adopted for rural and small carriers in response to the MOBILE NOW Act to also include these entities. It also urged the adoption of build-out requirements for private entities that are more consistent with their operational requirements.

12/19/2019

Following a call with the LMCC on this issue, the FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) agreed that it was aware of the LMCC position as filed and would confirm that appropriate language is included in the draft Report & Order in the proceeding.    

 

12/19/2019

EWA formally responded to claims by Initium Novum, LLC that the lack of FCC action on IN’s eligibility rests with The Monitoring Association (TMA) and EWA who, according to IN, made “vague accusations without evidence, making it impossible for Initium to respond.” In its response, EWA noted that any delay in FCC’s decision is the result of IN’s failure to demonstrate its eligibility to TMA, to answer questions raised by TMA, and to respond fully to the FCC’s August 13, 2019, Return Notices.

12/19/2019

Recently, the utility community has made a full-court press at the FCC on 6 GHz and is optimistic that the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology is not as close to a recommendation on how to protect incumbents from unlicensed devices as has been suggested, as evidenced by recent statements from Commissioners O’Rielly and Carr.

 

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