The Enterprise Wireless Alliance and pdvWireless File Proposed Rules Regarding Realignment of 900 MHz Spectrum
HERNDON, Va. & WOODLAND PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) and pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) announce today that they have filed proposed rules at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) related to their joint Petition for Rulemaking to realign the Part 90 land mobile radio 900 MHz band. The realignment would create an allocation to address the broadband needs of critical infrastructure and private enterprise entities, including priority access.
The proposed rules request the FCC to create a single 240-channel license for the 898-901/937-940 MHz band for Private Enterprise Broadband in each Metropolitan Trading Area (MTA), with spectrum in the 896-898/935-937 MHz band to continue to be licensed for site-based and geographic narrowband operations and services.
The proposed rules outline procedural and technical operating parameters, including field strength limits and processes related to the administration and sequence of the proposed realignment of the 900 MHz band. The proposed Rules can be viewed on the EWA website at www.enterprisewireless.org and the pdvWireless website at www.pdvwireless.com.
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 is the creator of Cevo™, the industry’s first multiple platform program for automated frequency inquiries. EWA publishes its e-newsletter Insider™ and Wireless Connections e-magazine, provides regulatory updates, offers the Enterprise Wireless Solutions Center® and co-hosts the annual Wireless Leadership Summit, a showcase for wireless technology and the latest in business operations. Additional information about membership and services is available at www.enterprisewireless.org.
About Pacific DataVision d/b/a pdvWireless:
Pacific DataVision d/b/a pdvWireless (NASDAQ: PDVW) is a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications and location based solutions that increase the productivity of field-based workers and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. pdvWireless will also be launching the largest private push-to-talk network in major markets throughout the United States. Its patented and industry-validated technology improves team communication and field documentation across a wide array of industries including transportation, distribution, construction, hospitality, waste management and field service. pdvWireless’ Chairman, Brian McAuley and Vice Chairman, Morgan O’Brien, were co-founders of Nextel Communications and have over 60 years of experience in two-way radio operations and FCC regulatory matters. pdvWireless is headquartered in Woodland Park New Jersey. Visit www.pdvwireless.com for more information.
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