Alan Tilles - Attorney, Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker
Mr. Tilles is Chairman of the Shulman Rogers Telecommunications Department. He is counsel to numerous entities in the private radio, and internet industries. His breadth of work includes representing PCIA, a major telecommunications trade association. On behalf of PCIA and other clients, Mr. Tilles has participated in every FCC proceeding involving the private land mobile radio industry since 1984. In addition, he represents hundreds of public safety agencies (States, Counties and Cities), transit systems, Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) operators, private system users (including major airlines and utilities), tower owners and radio manufacturers.
Presently, Mr. Tilles is representing over 200 public safety licensees in the 800 MHz “rebanding” negotiations with Nextel, and he was part of the committee that drafted the so-called “Consensus Plan,” the template for the FCC’s decision in the matter. Mr. Tilles is actively involved in the FCC’s “narrowbanding” rulemaking proceeding, having authored the concepts for a variety of narrowbanding rules.
Mr. Tilles is Chairman of the Narrowbanding and 800 MHz Rebanding Committees for the Joint Council on Transit Wireless.
Mr. Tilles is a frequent speaker at trade shows for both the land mobile and internet industries, and has served as a column writer and regulatory consultant for a variety of trade publications, including Urgent Magazine (formerly Mobile Radio Technology Magazine). A former college adjunct professor, he is on the Board Of Trustees of Capitol College (an engineering college in Maryland), is co-counsel for the Radio Club of America, and serves on the APCO Spectrum Management Committee.