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

While the FCC Report and Order and Order (R&O) updating Commission rules to provide new spectrum capacity and eliminate unnecessary restrictions in the Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) bands became effective on December 27, 2018, this spectrum will not be available until 2019. Regarding spectrum of most interest to members of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance, the status is as follows:

This NPRM, among other actions, proposes to allow unlicensed use in the 5.925-7.125 GHz (6 GHz) band while ensuring that the licensed services operating in the spectrum do not encounter interference and continue to function. Because most of the issues raised in the NPRM are highly technical, EWA intends to review the Comments and then determine what, if any, Reply Comments it should submit. Comments are due on February 15 and Reply Comments on March 18. (ET 18-295/FCC 18-147)



UTC and WISPA jointly requested a waiver to extend the deadline for completing the transition of grandfathered operations in the 3650-3700 MHz band to the new CBRS rules. The transition period is tied to the grant and expiration date of individual licenses and ends between April 17, 2020 and January 8, 2023. The waiver request asks that all grandfathered licenses be given until January 8, 2023, to complete the transition. It argues that more time is needed because the recent rule changes and equipment availability issues make the current deadlines onerous.


At its December 5 membership meeting, the LMCC will discuss what, if any, position it should take in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to allow unlicensed use in the 5.925-7.125 GHz (6 GHz) band while ensuring that the licensed services operating in the spectrum do not encounter interference and continue to function. Reply Comments are due 90 days after publication in the Federal Register. (ET 18-295/FCC 18-147)


There have been two FCC decisions regarding requests for construction extensions that illustrates the Commission’s view of legitimate licensee efforts to utilize spectrum assets. 
  • For the State of Wisconsin, the FCC allowed the State to retain its Part 22 licenses only in areas that had become operational and required the State to secure Canadian clearance for any above-Line-A facilities. (DA 18-1139)

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) granted a waiver of the T-Band freeze for the New York Police Department, which sought a waiver to correct the coordinates reported on its license, which expanded an existing contour. The PSHSB concluded that since the relocation did not represent an expansion of the actual system contour, a waiver was warranted. (DA 18-1168)