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 battle of the technical studies continues – and continues. Microsoft and Google continue to defend the RKF Engineering report from opposition from Aviat Networks and others. The RKF Engineering report concluded that unlicensed Radio Local Area Network (RLAN) devices could be deployed nationwide in this band using “established RLAN mitigation techniques and regulatory constraints similar to those applied in the neighboring 5 GHz band” without causing interference to fixed microwave facilities.


On April 19, 2018, the FCC issued a temporary freeze on applications for new or modified fixed satellite service earth stations and fixed microwave stations in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band and announced a 90-day window to file applications to register or license earth stations that are currently operating in that band. Registering your system provides usage information to the FCC as it seeks to potentially create new broadband opportunities for the 3.7-4.2 GHz band. 


Although the state of Georgia’s distracted driving law (effective July 1)exempts commercial two-way radio usage, it nevertheless prohibits school bus drivers from using either a wireless telecommunications device or two-way radio while loading or unloading passengers. The new law further prohibits school bus drivers from using a wireless telecommunications device when the bus is in motion, unless the device is used in a manner similar to a two-way radio to allow communication with school or public safety officials.



On May 2, 2018, delegates from the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), the American Petroleum Institute, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the Utilities Technology Council met with representatives from Senator Cruz’s (R TX) office to discuss the impact of the T-Band legislation on Industrial/Business (I/B) licensees in Houston and Dallas, two markets where I/B users predominate. The group encouraged Senator Cruz to introduce companion legislation in the Senate to H.R. 5085 (“Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act”), which was introduced a month ago in the House. 



FCC Resolves LED Investigations


The FCC Enforcement Bureau has been investigating companies marketing LED signs used in digital billboards and other commercial and industrial applications to ensure that these products follow Commission rules and are labeled properly. It concluded its investigations of two such companies recently:


In a filing dated April 27, The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) proposed that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) relax the application freeze on license modifications in the T-Band (470-512 MHz) for existing allow incumbents (other than those licensed outside the 50-mile radius pursuant to waiver) to move/add sites without regard to their current contours and, also to relocate, exchange, and add frequencies. (PS 13-42)