Last month XM satellite radio admitted that its service had bled into the 2.3 GHz band, which is licensed to wireless broadband providers looking to deploy WiMAX. Now, XM's fierce rival, Sirius Networks, has admitted the very same: Eleven of Sirius' repeaters do not comply with a special temporary authorization issued by the FCC, which is currently mulling a more permanent set of rules for satellite radio operators. The WiMAX sector is not taking the violations lightly and the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) said the company's disclosure "is not a trivial issue." Last week the National Association of Broadcasters, whose members compete with the satellite companies, asked the FCC to investigate the two companies to decide whether imposing penalties is in order.
For more on Sirius bleeding into WiMAX spectrum:
- see this article from RCRNews