EWA seeks quick resolution of 800 MHz EB/GB applications

McLean, Va.--While taking no position on a pending Petition to Deny due to alleged violations of FCC rules, including pre-coordination  requirements in processing applications for 800 MHz Expansion Band and Guard Band (EB/GB) frequencies made available by NPSPAC reconfiguration, EWA has requested that the FCC resolve the matter quickly.  In a July 22 letter to the FCC, EWA points out that the EB/GB spectrum is the first “new” allocation of potentially exclusive channels for Industrial/Business and Specialized Mobile Radio applicants in almost thirty years. 

According to EWA, while other 800 MHz interleaved spectrum may be available in the eleven NPSPAC regions where the FCC has announced the completion of rebanding, “…that will not be the case as reconfiguration is completed in more heavily populated NPSPAC regions where no 800 MHz channels have been available for years.”    EWA urged the FCC to resolve the matter promptly so that similar issues do not arise as EB/GB spectrum becomes available in those areas. 

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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