EWA Presses FCC to Release 800 MHz

August 2, 2021

With the rebanding process in the 800 MHz band finally  complete and remaining application “freezes” terminated, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) in a letter dated July 29 urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take one last step to maximize the utilization of 800 MHz spectrum, that is to announce a date when it will begin accepting applications for 800 MHz 12.5 kHz bandwidth channels.

The rules are in place to license systems on those channels, and the frequency advisory committees that coordinate 800 MHz have agreed that the “standard frequency coordination process is well-equipped to handle any possible instances of mutual exclusivity,” stated EWA in its filing. Further, EWA noted that the 800 MHz 12.5 kHz channels represent an important opportunity for the private land mobile radio community to make more intensive use of this limited resource.

About EWA

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance is the leading national trade association and advocate for business enterprises, private carrier operators, equipment manufacturers, and service providers that support the private wireless industry. A frequency advisory committee certified by the Federal Communications Commission, EWA provides its members and clients with consulting services, frequency coordination, license preparation, spectrum management and associated business intelligence services. EWA is the market leader in Business/Industrial Land Transportation frequency coordination services and assists a significant percentage of public safety customers with their spectrum requirements. Learn more at www.enterprisewireless.org.