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


Recently, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted both an assignment and a freeze-compliant modification of T-Band licenses, making it unclear to the Alliance why renewals are not being processed at this time. There have been no further communications regarding the Government Accountability Office report advising caution with respect to the mission critical T-Band operations, nor information concerning any legislative initiatives that would reverse T-Band repurposing.


On September 12, the FCC issued an Order stating that it has granted an application filed by Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi, LLC for 900 MHz band Business/Industrial/Land Transportation channels and an associated request for waiver of the current application freeze in that band. The purpose of the freeze is to preserve the current landscape of authorized operations in the 900 MHz band pending FCC action on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make a segment of the 900 MHz band available for broadband.


All but three of the applications for Central Station Alarm channels that EWA submitted to The Monitoring Association on July 31 for concurrence have been filed with the FCC. Calling into question the company’s eligibility as a central station alarm applicant, the FCC returned applications submitted by Initium Novum prior to July 31. EWA is monitoring these applications as a second filing window for these channels will open if the applicant fails to respond and/or the FCC dismisses the applications.


On September 5, the FCC released the draft Public Notice (PN) proposing application and bidding procedures for the auction of the seven 10 MHz unpaired Priority Access Licenses (PAL) in the 3550-3700 MHz band. This spectrum is expected to be used for the development of 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) operations, and other advanced spectrum-based services. One issue that is likely to generate comment is the proposal to allow what is effectively combinatorial bidding in major markets, an option generally opposed by industrial and other smaller entities.


The filing of ex parte notifications continues regarding 6 GHz. Most recently, the Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition submitted a report by George Kizer, noted author of two microwave books, editor for the Wiley IEEE series on radio frequency and microwave, and president of the National Spectrum Management Association, among other accolades.


How does your business get a share of the Industrial IoT business? It's transforming digital communications and is on track to reach $771.72 billion by 2026.

Attend the Wireless Leadership Summit to learn about opportunities for wireless sales and service providers to be trusted suppliers when business and public safety users deploy IIoT. Learn about the challenges and opportunities for your business in capturing a slice of this exploding tech sector that's using both familiar and new or unlicensed spectrum.