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INNOVATING WIRELESS 2018-2019 ANNUAL REPORT


In 2018, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) celebrated 65 years of assisting members and customers in deploying wireless communications solutions that promote business productivity in the United States. The year culminated in the adoption of rules that release nearly 400 channels of 800 MHz spectrum for which EWA was a major advocate.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THE ENTERPRISE WIRELESS ALLIANCE

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EWA is the leading national association for business enterprise wireless users, and for the manufacturers, resellers and communications sales and service providers that serve the private wireless industry.

From the Chair & President Board of Directors Advocacy Education Products & Services Spectrum Solutions Finances & Membership Leadership & Staff

A frequency coordinator certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), EWA provides spectrum consulting, frequency coordination, license preparation, spectrum management and associated services to the business/ industrial/transportation and private carrier communities. EWA also provides spectrum solutions and license preparation for the public safety community. EWA’s advocacy transforms public policy, and its services support business productivity by providing reliable guidance regarding spectrum and wireless technology access decisions. Members and clients trust EWA to process more applications per year than any other frequency advisory committee.

ON THE COVER Washington, D.C. — the seat of our federal government and site of EWA’s advocacy work. The image on the reverse depicts the headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission.

EWA is the developer of Cevo®, a powerful online frequency coordination solution, which simplifies the FCC license application process and allows users to select their own frequencies if they so choose. EWA is also the creator of Cevo Go,™ a mobile app that delivers certified frequencies in minutes.

OUR MISSION To assist enterprise business users, dealers, service providers, technology vendors and manufacturers with the deployment of wireless communications solutions that drive corporate productivity in the enterprise wireless space.


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LETTERS FROM BOARD CHAIR AND PRESIDENT Friends, The year 2018 was a landmark year for new spectrum allocations. EWA has spent years advocating for this new private land mobile radio spectrum. In 2019, you will have the opportunity to apply for much of this spectrum, including over 300 interstitial channels in the 800 MHz band that we have only because EWA proposed making it available. It is an honor to lead this impressive board of directors, comprised of industry professionals who provide input to help EWA advocate for our members’ businesses. I would like to personally thank each board member for their dedication and commitment to serving on our board. Membership in EWA is the most impactful thing any Business/Industrial radio user can do to help protect the spectrum needed to operate their two-way radio systems. No other organization represents your interest as a user or reseller of private wireless spectrum as vigorously. No other association fights for new spectrum opportunities, strives to protect the spectrum now allocated for our use, and encourages the efficient use of spectrum in order to maximize the benefit we can have from this public resource. Please join me and renew your membership so that EWA can continue to support your business and the industry for years to come.

David Reeves, Chairman of the Board

Dear Members, We are pleased to share with you the Enterprise Wireless Alliance 2018-19 annual report. The theme “Innovating Wireless” reflects on the successes EWA and its precursor organizations have achieved over the past 65 years and provides a path to the future of private wireless. EWA’s advocacy efforts paid dividends in 2018 when the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules that made spectrum available for Industrial/Business/Transportation and public safety use, including EWA’s proposal to capitalize on technology improvements that resulted in the availability of 318 interstitial channels in the 800 MHz band. This new spectrum will provide relief to Industrial/Business/Transportation licensees in capacity constrained areas. Under the guidance of its board of directors, EWA continues to seek new opportunities to serve its members and the private wireless industry. On behalf of the staff, we wish you much success in the coming year and hope that you will join our efforts. Please let EWA know how we can support your business.

Mark Crosby, President and CEO


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2018-19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COMMITTEES

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chairman of the Board

David Reeves

Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Fordinal

Gordon Day

Mark Crosby

Bart Fisher

Bill Landis

Paul Lauttamus

Catherine Leonard

Treasurer

President

Geno Viviano

COMMITTEES CONFERENCE PLANNING

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Develop and coordinate activities for a successful Wireless Leadership Summit. Chair: Eric Hill

Ensures that EWA’s technology strategies support member needs. Chair: David Reeves

AUDIT & FINANCE

EWA- JOSEPH B. VESTAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Responsible for assuring that full and correct accounts of the receipts and disbursements of EWA are kept and shall be responsible for the preparation of an annual budget. Chair: Gordon Day

Supports endowed scholarship at Old Dominion University by promoting industry contributions and by providing input on the selection of scholarship candidates. Chair: Mark Crosby

LEADERSHIP Identifies member candidates for the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Chair: Rocky Eramo

MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICES DEVELOPMENT Provides guidance on member recruitment and member service programs. Chair: David MacDonald


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mark Abrams

Owner Mobile Relay Associates Paramount, CA

Kirk Alland

General Manager Unication USA Arlington, TX

Frank Anderson Owner A Beep, LLC. Joliet, IL

James Backeland Executive Vice President Icom America Kirkland, WA

Matt Baker

President Great Lakes Communications Port Clinton, OH

Stacy Brown

General Manager, Operations SunTalk LLC Plainfield, IL

Steve Cragg

Vice President, Sales Hytera America, Inc. Houston, TX

Mark Crosby President & CEO Enterprise Wireless Alliance Herndon, VA

Gordon Day

President Day Wireless Systems Milwaukie, OR

Jerry Denham Founder BearCom Costa Mesa, CA

Roger Dickinson President RFC Wireless Fremont, CA

Ken Doll

Honorary Santa Fe Springs, CA

Steve Eckels

Mark Jasin

Rocky Eramo

Bill Jenkins

Vice President Wireless Communications, Inc. Baltimore, MD President John Eramo & Sons Hilliard, OH

Eddie Faith

President Shreveport Communication Service, LLC. Shreveport, LA

Bart Fisher President Fisher Wireless Services, Inc. Blythe, CA

Michael Fordinal

President Crosspoint Communications Arlington, TX

Clay Golday

Owner Integrated Communications Memphis, TN

Bradley Goldring Supervisor, Open Source Software & IT Contracts Manager Ford Motor Company Allen Park, MI

David Gottlieb

Executive Vice President Goosetown Enterprises, Inc. Congers, NY

Executive Vice President & General Manager JVCKENWOOD USA Corp. Irving, TX

Raymond Twite

William Landis

Michael Saia, Sr.

Paul Lauttamus

Greg Santoro

CEO TuWay Communications Bethlehem, PA Owner Lauttamus Communications Weirton, WV

Catherine Leonard President Comtronics Corporation Quincy, MA

David MacDonald President Radio One Orlando, FL

Bob McGowan Honorary Ledgewood, NJ

Michael Miller

President & CEO RACOM Corporation Marshalltown, IA

Robert Parker

Systems Engineering Manager Southern Company Services Atlanta, GA

Kris Hutchison

Vince Perez

Daryl Jackson

James Potter

President ComSource, Inc. Rochester Hills, MI

Jenna Riess

Vice President pdvWireless Virginia Beach, VA

David Patton

President & CEO Aviation Spectrum Resources Annapolis, MD

Timothy Totten

President P & R Communications Dayton, OH Owner New York Communications Company Poughkeepsie, NY

Hal Herron

President Performance Innovators, Inc. Atlanta, GA

David Reeves

Co-owner The Cambridge Group Plano, TX Owner Valley Vista Services City of Industry, CA Principal of Strategy for the Business and Industrial Markets Harris Corporation Atlanta, GA

Owner Saia Communications, Inc. Buffalo, NY Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer NRTC Herndon, VA

Wireless Architect United Parcel Service Louisville, KY Honorary Salt Lake City, UT

Perry Vincent President Louisiana Radio Communications Lake Charles, LA

Geno Viviano

President, Sales and Service Communications International Vero Beach, FL

Terry Zaccarino

Doug Saunders

Vice President Communications Electronics Fairfax, VA

Scott Schoepel

REGULATORY COUNSEL

Sales Manager Tomba Communications New Orleans, LA Vice President Motorola Solutions Chicago, IL

James Silke, Jr. President Silke Communications Eugene, OR

F. H. Smith

IT Infrastructure Architect Chevron Bakersfield, CA

Michael Smith

Vice President, General Manager & Principal ESP Wireless Technology Group, Inc. Warrenville, IL

Roy Smoker

President Triangle Communications, Inc. New Holland, PA

Patricia Tikkala

Vice President, Spectrum Management Sprint Corporation Reston, VA

Liz Sachs

Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP. Tysons, VA


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ADVOCACY The Enterprise Wireless Alliance remains the most active advocate on behalf of business enterprise private wireless users. The year 2018 witnessed the culmination of several long-term initiatives that will benefit the industry at large.

New Spectrum

900 MHz Repurposing

EWA provided critical leadership that resulted in the FCC adopting new rules that benefit private land mobile radio (PLRM) users. The new rules:

As an original proponent of creating broadband opportunities for business enterprises, EWA is pleased that in 2019 the FCC released a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) “to make a segment of the 900 MHz band available for broadband.” Among other topics, the NPRM proposes:

• Add channels in the 800 MHz band, including 318 interstitial channels as well as the Expansion (860-861 MHz) and Guard (861-862 MHz) bands. • Make available Central Station Alarm channels for other PLMR purposes, subject to the concurrence of The Monitoring Association. • Make available new 450-470 MHz Industrial/Business Pool channels in gaps located between Industrial/ Business/Transportation spectrum and spectrum designated for other services. • Terminate the 1995 freeze on inter-category sharing of 800 MHz channels. • Extend conditional licensing to PLMR stations in the 700 MHz public safety narrowband and the 800 MHz bands. Conditional Licensing is now available in all PLMR bands except for T-Band and 900 MHz.

Non-Compliant Asian Radios The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) pressed the FCC for action in response to a flood of twoway radios that do not comply with FCC rules. In response, the FCC issued an Enforcement Advisory. In 2019, EWA will seek further enforcement action.

• A reconfiguration of the 900 MHz band to facilitate the use of wireless broadband by a variety of businesses, including those providing critical infrastructure, by creating a paired 3/3 MHz broadband segment while reserving two separate segments for continued narrowband operations. • To seek comment on alternate approaches to realigning the band. • To license the broadband segment on a geographic basis. • To authorize a market-driven, voluntary exchange process that would allow existing licensees to agree voluntarily on a plan for relocating incumbents and transitioning the band for broadband use. • To seek comment on two other methods of transitioning the band to broadband use—an auction of overlay licenses and an incentive auction—as potential additional tools for repurposing this spectrum. • To designate the 900 MHz broadband service as a Miscellaneous Wireless Communications service governed by the licensing and operating rules applicable to all Part 27 services.


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65 YEARS OF INNOVATING WIRELESS A CHRONOLOGY

ADVOCACY

37-37.6 GHz Band EWA studied the proposal that applications for these six 100 MHz millimeter wave licenses for shared, nonexclusive use be coordinated by a third party rather than managed through a more costly and complex approaches, such as a Spectrum Access System (SAS). EWA filed Reply Comments supporting the use of a coordination framework and offered to work with the FCC and other parties in implementing such a system.

6 GHz The FCC adopted an NPRM in which, among other actions, it proposes to allow unlicensed use in the 5.9257.125 GHz (6 GHz) band while ensuring that the licensed services operating in the spectrum do not encounter interference and continue to function. In Comments, EWA urged the FCC not to proceed with any band sharing in the 6 GHz microwave bands unless and until evidence shows that unlicensed usage can be controlled sufficiently to avoid causing destructive interference.

3.5 GHz The FCC adopted its Report & Order (R&O) establishing new rules for the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3550-3700 MHz (3.5 MHz) band. Despite the arguments for use of census tracts for some number of auctioned Priority Access License (PAL) authorizations as presented by the Industrial IoT Coalition (IIoT Coalition), of which EWA is a member, and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), the FCC adopted counties for all geographic PAL licenses. The R&O also extended the PAL license terms to ten years and made those licenses renewable with end-of-the-term performance requirements.

1953 At the Statler Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, the Special Industrial Radio Service Association (SIRSA) is founded as a nonprofit membership association open to all Special Industrial users.

1957-58 SIRSA successfully withstands the threat of termination of the Special Industrial Radio Service. An FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposed to replace Special Industrial with a new Business Radio Service “in which eligibility would be open to ‘anyone engaged in any lawful business activity’ plus clergymen and educational institutions” which “would have been combined with the Low Power Industrial Radio Service and certain elements of the Citizens Radio Service to form the Business category.” SIRSA made several counter proposals, including retaining the service and making frequency coordination in the Special Industrial service mandatory. The FCC released its First Report and Order in Docket 11991 which adopted most of SIRSA’s recommendations, including requiring frequency coordination or the compiling of a complete engineering report. In August of 1958, representatives of several associations convened to develop a frequency advisory body to “carry out the terms of the FCC Order in Docket 11991.” The representatives asked SIRSA to modify its structure to “provide a vehicle for an organization to carry out frequency advisory service as contemplated under the FCC order.” SIRSA agreed. The new SIRSA was incorporated and the Certificate of incorporation was filed in the office of the recorder of Deeds, District of Columbia, Superintendent of Corporations, on November 25, 1958.


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ADVOCACY

4.9 GHz

Part 22 Regulations

EWA has filed several sets of comments maintaining support for the co-equal eligibility of public safety and business enterprise entities, including those classified as critical infrastructure industry (CII) and for frequency coordination options in this band while opposing commercial access.

The LMCC requested that the FCC issue an NPRM regarding technical and operational flexibility in the rules governing the Part 22, Subpart E, Paging and Radiotelephone Service.

EWA supported the FCC proposal to require a demonstration of capabilities from parties proposed to provide coordination functions in the band. It reminded the FCC that it had not evaluated Part 90 frequency advisory committee (FAC) qualifications since the late 1960s and questioned whether the capabilities that allowed organizations to be certified at that time were consistent with the requirements for coordinating 4.9 GHz applications today. EWA has urged the FCC to require parties interested in acting as coordinators or SAS providers to be approved and have contractual arrangements for this work with the FCC.

ADVOCACY BY THE NUMBERS

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Filings by EWA

Filings by the LMCC

Member Regulatory teleconferences

The LMCC reminded the FCC of comments filed previously in this proceeding in which it noted inconsistencies between the rules governing the Part 22 spectrum and those applicable to VHF and UHF Part 90 spectrum operated by private land mobile radio entities. These inconsistent regulations inhibit optimal use of Part 22 spectrum. The LMCC argued that adopting an NPRM that both supports greater flexibility and removes regulatory inconsistencies would support Commission efforts to promote flexible allocations and more intensive use of spectrum.

T-Band Grassroots advocacy resulted in House and Senate legislation that would repeal the provision within the 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, which directs the FCC to auction T-band spectrum (470–512 MHz) by February 21, 2021. As complement to the grassroots efforts, EWA discussed with representatives from the Government Accounting Office the challenges associated with relocating public safety users from the T-Band spectrum and, similarly, how business enterprise licensees will be affected by a T-Band spectrum auction. Meanwhile, the Public Safety & Homeland Security and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus have given no indication that they will act on the LMCC’s 2018 request to relax the T-Band application freeze.


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ADVOCACY PRIORITIES FOR 2019 • Actively participate in FCC regulatory proceedings that propose the creation of 900 MHz broadband solutions for use by business enterprises and wireless service entities. • Participate in efforts to repeal T-Band repurposing and ensure that the communication requirements of business enterprises are protected. • Promote equitable access to 800 MHz spectrum capacity including both Expansion Band/Guard Band and interstitial allocations. • Continue to create opportunities for business enterprises to invest in communication capabilities, specifically in the 1.4, 3.5, 4.9, 6, and 37 GHz bands.

1960 Minute Maid was granted the first applications under the new microwave rules, which SIRSA had suggested. The Florida Canners Association stated that “without SIRSA, the microwave proceedings may not have had the same outcome, and that Minute Maid was indebted for SIRSA’s support in the proceedings.” SIRSA produces the SIRSA Operating Manual, which provides basic instructions for operating a two-way radio system and sends three copies to each SIRSA member. The balance of the first print run sold within two weeks.

1960s SIRSA becomes one of the largest associations of two-way radio users in the country.

1968 The Land Mobile Communications Council forms. SIRSA is a founding member. LAND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL

AN ACTIVE MEMBER IN THE LMCC EWA is an active member of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC), a nonprofit association of organizations that represent the wireless communications interests of public safety, critical infrastructure, business, industrial, transportation, private and common carriers, and manufacturers of wireless communications equipment. Mark Crosby serves on the LMCC Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer.

SIRSA produces critical documents for its membership in the 1960s, including the popular SIRSA Operating Manual.


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EDUCATION Private wireless is undergoing transformation. New technologies are entering the market; existing technologies are integrating; and, as a result, job requirements are changing. To support the industry in managing this shift, EWA provides various educational programs.

EWA Forms Private Wireless Education Council With an objective to develop educational offerings that support the informational and technical knowledge requirements of private wireless organizations, EWA’s Private Wireless Education Council was founded in 2018. Training for certification in bi-directional amplifiers was conducted during EWA’s Wireless Leadership Summit. In 2019, EWA’s Private Wireless Education Council will initiate several educational activities, including: • Offer new courses, including regionally based training. • Pursue Electronics Technicians Association certification for courses developed by the Education Council. • Develop online components for select courses, such as Spectrum Policy and Licensing. • Launch “EWA Connect,” an online community to promote continued education and networking opportunities. • Explore additional partnerships that will strengthen Education Council offerings.

PRIVATE WIRELESS EDUCATION COUNCIL BOARD OF TRUSTEES Kevin Carter Chairman • Katie Ward Vice Chair Eric Hill Secretary • Pat Cuntz • Joe Gately Rob Leonard • Perry Vincent

EWA-Vestal Scholarship The EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship awards financial aid to a full-time student at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Engineering Technology or Information Systems Management studies who intends to pursue a professional career in wireless applications or telecommunications.

JEREMY SKLUTE: 2018 VESTAL SCHOLAR In 2018, Jeremy Sklute received the EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship. Mr. Sklute is interested in exploring how wireless applications send data, particularly the use of wireless communications in virtual and augmented reality. His interest in wireless data transfer developed while working on a project to redesign the wireless lighting system for the ODU Monarch Marching Band. “Mr. Sklute has a passion to solve real-world, emerging problems using wireless technologies,” said EWA President Mark Crosby. “The scholarship committee was impressed with his ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit,” he continued. Scholarship funds are raised through individual and corporate donations as well as through a silent auction held each year at the Wireless Leadership Summit, a conference for leaders of the private wireless industry.


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1970s The 1970s were a period of unprecedented growth for the Special Industrial Radio service (SI). Land mobile users operating SI licenses grew from just over 23,000 to close to 50,000 by 1980. During the decade, more than 28 new frequency assignments were allocated for Sl use in low and VHF frequency bands.

1976 The FCC allocates 30 MHz of spectrum in the 900 MHz band for private conventional land mobile radio systems and multi-user “trunked” operations as well as 40 MHz for common carrier cellular mobile radio systems. In addition, through this decision, the FCC established Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) systems through which entrepreneurs were permitted to own, operate and license central station equipment to furnish dispatch service to multiple mobile and control station licenses for profit or nonprofit.

1977 SIRSA raises concerns about congested spectrum, noting that 44.8 percent of licensed systems “are squeezed into approximately 25.7% of the available spectrum.” SIRSA advises that users explore new allocations—other than the overcrowded 150 MHz.

1980 SIRSA’s top priority was the “painstaking development of the Association’s advanced computer support system,” created to provide automated frequency coordination. In 1981, SIRSA begins offering spectrum reports to incumbent users. SIRSA forms Spectrum Management Systems, Inc. (SMS), a for-profit subsidiary in order to offer frequency coordination and data support services to FCC-certified frequency advisory committees.

1983 The FCC adopts a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding possible rule changes that would permit the public to remotely access its computerized license database. SIRSA is an active participant in the proceeding.

1985 SIRSA creates the American SMR Network Association (ASNA) to serve the interests of SMR licensees.

1991 The FCC releases an NOI on “refarming” in the bands below 512 MHz in order to explore technologies that would relieve congested spectrum and increase spectrum efficiency.

1992 Through a series of agreements, SIRSA manages the FCC-certified frequency advisory committee responsibilities for the organizations that represent the petroleum, telephone maintenance, taxicab, relay press and motion picture radio services. SIRSA becomes the Industrial Telecommunications Association, Inc. (ITA).

1997 The FCC consolidates the twenty PLMR services into two frequency pools. This rule change created a Public Safety Pool, consisting of all former Public Safety Radio Services and the Special Emergency Radio Service, and an Industrial/Business Pool, consisting of the former Industrial and Land Transportation Radio Services.

2005 Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) forms through the consolidation of the ITA and the American Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), formerly ASNA.


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PRODUCTS & SERVICES Since 1953, the advocacy work of EWA and its predecessor organizations has continuously innovated private wireless. With the introduction of computer automation to support frequency coordination in the 1970s, EWA began innovating the practice of frequency coordination and licensing. The Alliance continues to drive change focused on making accessing spectrum easier and more efficient.

Cevo Go Desktop Launches

License Management

Cevo Go streamlines the act of submitting a request for frequency coordination for UHF and VHF channels. The tool offers industry-low pricing for simple coordination requests. Available in previous years as a mobile application, in 2018, EWA added a desktop version.

During 2018, EWA increased the number of the FCC authorizations it manages through its License Management program by 10 percent, increasing the number of licenses under its care to 21,711. This service by EWA frees up resources for license holders and ensures critical regulatory obligations are managed by EWA’s expert Spectrum Advisors.

Cevo Enhanced for 800/900 MHz In 2018, EWA enhanced Cevo’s capabilities to be able to support coordination of 800 MHz Sprint-vacated, Expansion and Guard Bands, and interstitial channels.

SERVICES BY THE NUMBERS

21,711

Call signs managed through EWA’s License Management service

68

 ubscribers receive market intel via S the Premier Reporting service

57

L icenses saved from termination by the FCC Termination Notice service

91%

2007 EWA acquires the Licensing Assistance Office in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania which expands its capabilities to provide application preparation services to business enterprises, public safety entities and wireless sales and service organizations.

2014 EWA launches the Cevo® mobile app, a spectrum research tool.

 EWA’s retention rate for its products and services

2015 EWA launches Cevo®, a powerful online frequency coordination solution, which simplifies the FCC license application process and makes securing spectrum easier.


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SPECTRUM SOLUTIONS The year 2018 witnessed growth in application volume. Frequency coordinators serving business enterprises processed 2.4 percent more applications than in the previous year. Conversely, application volume for the Public Safety radio service declined by 6.3 percent. As it has for over a decade, EWA processed more applications than any other frequency advisory committee certified by the FCC and 8.9 percent more than it had in the previous year. EWA thanks its members and clients for their continued trust in our ability to meet their needs.

SPECTRUM SOLUTIONS BY THE NUMBERS

5,959

Total volume of B/ILT applications processed by EWA

5,101

FCC forms for applicants and licensees

399

Industry Partnerships Support EWA’s Ability to Meet Client Needs Since 2007, EWA has collaborated with the Public Safety Coordination Associates (PSCA), facilitating the processing and certification of public safety applications. In 2018, EWA prepared 10.7 percent of the total volume of Public Safety applications. Spectrum Equity, Inc. (SEI), a wholly owned subsidiary of EWA, pursues strategic ventures to increase the availability and utility of spectrum for private mobile radio users.

EWA IS THE INDUSTRY LEADER FOR FREQUENCY COORDINATION 16000 12000

Public Safety licenses prepared

10.7 percent of the total volume of PS applications

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EWA OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF SPECTRUM SERVICES, INCLUDING SPECTRUM CONSULTING • FREQUENCY SELECTION FREQUENCY COORDINATION • APPLICATION PROCESSING

2017 EWA launches Cevo Go™, which allows users to secure certified frequencies in minutes. Cevo Go is available via mobile app or as a desktop application.

2018 EWA provides critical leadership that results in the FCC adopting new rules creating access to PLMR spectrum, including 800 MHz Expansion and Guard Band, 800 MHz interstitial channels, and 450 MHz central station alarm channels.


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FINANCES & MEMBERSHIP SOURCES OF REVENUE 52%

Spectrum Solutions

30%

Research and Application Preparation

4%

Education and Management Services

13%

Membership and Membership Services

1%

Spectrum Equity, Inc.

USE OF REVENUE 55%

Staff and Benefits

35%

Operations

10%

IT Infrastructure

EWA MEMBERSHIP

 he Enterprise Wireless Alliance engages the T accounting firm of Tate & Tryon, Washington, D.C. to conduct an annual audit of its financial activities. The percentages listed do not include non-operational activities. Audited financial statements may be obtained by contacting EWA’s Accounting Department by phone at 800-482-8282 or by email at info@enterprisewireless.org.

Wireless Sales and Service Providers & Communications Service Providers Business Enterprises Vendors/Manufacturers

MANUFACTURERS ENCOURAGE MEMBERSHIP

BECOME A MEMBER

Harris Corporation, iCom America, JVCKENWOOD USA Corp., and Motorola Solutions reimburse the cost of membership in EWA to wireless sales and service providers through their respective co-op programs.

If you are not a member of EWA, we encourage you to join. Call EWA Member Manager Garrett Sheehan at 703-797-5104 or send email to garrett.sheehan@enterprisewireless.org. We look forward to welcoming you.


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LEADERSHIP & STAFF SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Mark Crosby President, CEO

Robin Cohen

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Spectrum Strategies

Ila R. Dudley

Executive Vice President, Spectrum Operations

Eric Hill

Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations

STAFF

Andrew Burkholder

Manager, Spectrum Strategies

Andrea Cumpston Communications Director

Cyndi DeVecchis Spectrum Advisor

Karen Fouchie Accounting Manager

Cecilia Hayes

Executive Director, Spectrum Solutions

Karen Holmes Spectrum Advisor

Denisse Ibarra

Director, Spectrum Strategies

Amanda Miller Spectrum Advisor

Carol Pullis

Judy Wilson

Bette Rinehart

Dan Winkler

Office and Reception Coordinator Director, Spectrum Solutions

Garrett Sheehan

Manager, Membership and Events

Matt Tylenda Director, IT

Manager, Membership Services Director, Accounting


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