EWA requests processing changes for T-Band applications

(McLean, Va.)  The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) sent a letter to the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) asking that the FCC temporarily establish a separate processing queue for applications above 470 MHz for which conditional licensing is not an option, pointing out that the heavy volume of narrowbanding applicants has considerably slowed processing, which continues to run behind by more than five months.  EWA points out that applicants in the upper bands must wait until their application has been processed, even for items as simple as changing an emission designator from analog to digital.  Applicants for most coordinated authorizations below 470 MHz are permitted to begin operating ten business days after their application is received at the FCC.  The WTB responded with thanks for the suggestion, however, EWA remains unsure when our recommendations will be instituted.

EWA is an FCC-certified frequency advisory committee that provides license preparation, spectrum management and associated services to business enterprises, public safety entities and wireless sales and service organizations.  Membership within EWA is open to users of wireless communications systems, vendors, system operators and service organizations.  EWA publishes its e-newsletter Insider™, provides regulatory updates, offers the Enterprise Wireless Solutions Center®, hosts the WirelessCareerConnection.com and convenes an annual conference with a technology showcase for new wireless products and business operations sessions.  Additional information about membership and services is available at www.enterprisewireless.org.

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