Biography for Sue Marek
Sue has been editor-in-chief of FierceMarkets' Wireless Group since joining the company in January 2007. In her current position, she oversees the editorial content of several FierceMarkets' newsletters, including FierceWireless, FierceMobileContent, FierceDeveloper, FierceWireless:Europe and FierceBroadbandWireless, and provides editorial guidance for the publications' websites, webinars and live events. Sue has more than 18 years of experience reporting on the telecom industry. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was the executive editor of Wireless Week. From 1999 to 2001, she worked as an analyst for Paul Kagan Associates, specializing in wireless and broadband technologies. She also was the managing editor of Convergence magazine, a monthly magazine for cable television, phone and wireless network operators. Sue is based in Denver and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Sue Marek
Don't expect América Móvil to join Facebook's highly touted Internet.org initiative. Despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's pleas for global telecom operators to join the group during his keynote address this week at the Mobile World Congress trade show, it doesn't appear that all operators are ready to jump onboard.
Finnish handset maker Jolla shipped its first smartphone in Europe in December and now the company is eyeing a bigger market.
An appellate court in New York has ruled that a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general--which claims Sprint deliberately under-collected and underpaid millions of dollars in state and local taxes on its flat-rate wireless data plans--should move forward. If Sprint is found liable in the suit, the company could have to pay the underpaid sales taxes plus penalties totaling more than $300 million.
BARCELONA, Spain--As proof that innovation often comes from smaller operators, regional player C Spire said that its video day passes, which let customers purchase a buckets of time for streaming video, have helped reduce churn by at least 20 percent.
BARCELONA, Spain--As I walk the floor of Mobile World Congress 2014, I've had numerous moments of déjà vu when listening to vendors and operators talk about their vision of 5G. You see, I've been covering the wireless industry as a journalist for a couple of decades (much longer than I'd like to admit). And during that time I've witnessed first-hand the evolution from analog to digital to 3G to 4G. With nearly 160 million LTE connections worldwide, 4G is rapidly maturing--and that's prompting many in the industry to begin the 5G debate. What is 5G? What services will be enabled with 5G? How fast will 5G data speeds be?
On the heels of Verizon Communications' close of its $130 billion purchase of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, the company announced today that it is forming a new product development and management group that will be headed by Marni Walden, formerly the COO of Verizon Wireless.
Managing traffic on today's wireless networks is a very complex process--one that requires operators to analyze traffic patterns despite their unpredictability.
LTE-Advanced is expected to be one of the key topics discussed at next week's Mobile World Congress 2014 trade show in Barcelona, Spain. I'll be focusing on the topic during the FierceWireless Executive Luncheon, "The Road to LTE Advanced," on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Look for several non-traditional companies to make headlines at the upcoming Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 24-27. As we begin the countdown to this annual wireless confab, it's becoming clear that once again the gathering is drawing leaders from other industries like social media, computing and automotive, executives who are intent upon reaching the key players in the wireless industry.
M2M enabler RACOWireless will work with AT&T Mobility to connect the auto makers A3 line of vehicles to LTE, making it the first M2M deal RACOWireless has inked with AT&T. The company also works with U.S. operators Sprint and T-Mobile US.