According to a new FCC filing just released, Sirius XM has filed an application requesting special temporary authority to operate 20 terrestrial repeaters at various locations throughout the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, thus paving the way for Sirius XM to expand its service to the Caribbean.
One interesting note is that Sirius XM has filed to operate in only the 2320-2332.5 mhz band. This band is specific to the Sirius Satellite Radio service, as XM operates in the 2332.5-2345 MHz band.
The authorization to operate the Satellite Radio service in Puerto Rico has been eagerly awaited by investors since the approval of the merger of Sirius Satellite and XM Satellite Radio. As noted last week, this could also be a stepping stone into the service stepping into Cuba.