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


In July, the FCC announced its 2018 filing and regulatory fee schedule for fiscal year 2018, which largely remain the same for the types of applications typically filed by EWA members. These new fees became effective on Tuesday, September 4. The Part 90 waiver fee has increased from $200 to $210 and Part 22 Paging applications have increased from $435 to $450.  


Another Mega-Fine for Unauthorized Transfer of Control  

On August 28, the FCC announced that it had entered into a Consent Decree with Marriot International, Inc. that involves a $504,000 settlement amount. Marriott failed to get prior approval from the FCC before taking control of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide LLC. The violation, which was reported to the FCC voluntarily, involved 63 separate licensee entities and 65 licenses.  It’s possible the fact that Marriott had more than $22B in 2017 reported revenues may have affected the size of the fine. (DA 18-843)


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.