TuWay Reminds Partners of Pending FCC Frequency License Requirements

Allentown, Pa. (March 29, 2010) – To “create” more spectrum (frequencies) for use with two-way radio and other wireless voice transmission equipment, the FCC has mandated that all FCC frequency license holders in the VHF (150-174Mhz) and UHF (421-512Mhz) bands migrate to “narrowband” emissions by December 31, 2012, in order to be legally compliant starting January 1, 2013.

Currently such FCC licenses are utilizing frequencies with wideband emissions. By mandating license holders to migrate to narrowband, the FCC is essentially “creating” frequencies in-between the now-existing wideband frequencies, thus allowing more users and flexibility with the users’ systems.

TuWay Communications encourages all of its business partners affected by this new mandate to call for a narrowband review of their license and hardware. “We’ll provide anyone affected by this change with a plan of action based on their individual needs so that their business will be legally compliant before the deadline,” says Art Taschler, Jr., TuWay’s chief operating officer.

Businesses that continue to operate their radio systems on a wideband license and/or hardware will create interference with neighboring systems operating in narrowband. The FCC will revoke any wideband license as of January 1, 2013, and could apply monetary fines for businesses that continue to operate their hardware in wideband mode.

To schedule a narrowband review for your business, please contact TuWay Communications at 610-865-3811. Click here to read a PDF of the FCC Public Notice on narrowband migration.