LMCC Requests Meeting with FCC’s Enforcement Bureau on Illegal Devices
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Comments

The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) submitted a letter to Rosemary Harold, chief of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, requesting a meeting about the widespread use of noncompliant wireless devices.

In the letter signed by LMCC officers Farokh Latif and Mark Crosby, LMCC said the devices, which come predominantly from Asia, are marketed for use by any entity, for any purpose, complete with programming instructions for operation on any channel potentially ranging from 136 –174 MHz and 400 – 520 MHz without information relating to spectrum allocations, user eligibility or licensing requirements. The LMCC said that this presents a serious risk of harmful interference to federal systems and FCC-compliant systems operated by public safety and business/industrial licensees.

The LMCC also advised that the use of noncompliant devices creates significant economic consequences and competitive disadvantages that affect manufacturers and channel partners that produce and distribute wireless products in full compliance with FCC and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) operational and technical rules.

The letter said LMCC can provide information about improper deployments, product descriptions, FCC certifications, testimonials and other materials in advance of the meeting.

The full letter is here.

The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA), a member of LMCC, announced last month it would prepare the letter requesting a meeting.

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