Sue Marek

Biography for Sue Marek

Sue joined FierceMarkets in January 2007 and is currently the editor-in-chief of FierceMarkets Telecom Group. In her current position, she oversees the editorial content of several FierceMarkets' newsletters and web sites including FierceWireless, FierceCable, FierceTelecom, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceDeveloper, FierceWireless:Europe and FierceWireless:Tech, and provides editorial guidance for the publications’ advanced products and live events. Sue has more than 20 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 sue@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sue Marek

Connected home growth hindered by inaccessibility, conflicting standards, execs say

BARCELONA, Spain--When it comes to the connected home, the wireless industry is getting mired in discussions about standards and infrastructure instead of spending time making the concept easy for consumers to deploy and understand.  That was the key message from panelists at the FierceWireless executive luncheon on the "Connected Home: A proving ground for the Internet of Things," held here at Mobile World Congress.

Ericsson CTO: Spectrum will be more valuable than oil

BARCELONA, Spain--A top Ericsson executive believes that in the not-to-distance future, spectrum will become more valuable than oil. He also predicted that the industry will see a lot more investment in technologies that make spectrum use more efficient.

Audi will outfit all 2016 cars with AT&T's LTE service

BARCELONA, Spain--Audi of America will equip all its 2016 vehicles with AT&T's LTE service. The deal is an expansion of AT&T's previous arrangement with Audi in which the operator provided LTE connectivity to all Audi A3 cars released in 2014. AT&T will offer Audi drivers the option of adding their car to their Mobile Share data plan for the $10 per month access fee.

Making LTE lighter, cheaper (and slower) for the Internet of Things

BARCELONA, Spain--The logic behind LTE (CAT 1), a slower speed version of LTE, makes a lot of sense for its intended application--the Internet of Things--particularly when it is coupled with reduced module size, less power consumption and perhaps more importantly, lower cost.

Mozilla partners with Verizon to bring Firefox OS to the U.S.

BARCELONA, Spain--Mozilla is teaming with major operators like Verizon Wireless to bring Firefox OS devices to developed countries where it currently has very little traction. The first Firefox OS phones sold by Verizon will likely hit the U.S. market in 2016.

HTC debuts One M9, Grip fitness tracker and enters virtual reality market

BARCELONA, Spain--As expected, HTC debuted its new flagship smartphone, the One M9, which will available in mid-March from  AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile US and Sprint. The company also revealed  a new fitness tracker geared toward serious athletes and surprisingly announced its entrance into the virtual reality market with a VR headset.

Cablevision's Dolan says Freewheel and other Wi-Fi services will disrupt cellular industry

Just weeks after launching its low-cost Freewheel Wi-Fi calling and data service, Cablevision CEO James Dolan told investors during the company's fourth quarter earnings call that he believes Freewheel will disrupt the cellular industry and his company is going to put more emphasis on its Wi-Fi initiatives.

5G and the coming 'tectonic' shift in wireless

If you want to get the latest on 5G from the biggest experts in the field, then join me at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, for "The Path to 5G: Defining the Next-generation of Wireless Networks" luncheon panel that will be held on Tuesday, March 3, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fira Congress Hotel, which is just a five-minute walk from the main Fira Gran Via MWC venue.

The voice renaissance: VoLTE, HD Voice and Wi-Fi calling bring innovation to voice

For the past decade, the industry has been laser-focused on mobile data and how network operators are going to address users' escalating demands for data. Voice services, for the most part, took a back seat to data during this time. But that's no longer true. Voice over LTE, Wi-Fi calling and HD Voice are now becoming must-have services for operators.

Get the facts on 5G at Mobile World Congress

Sue Marek

Don't just read about what the next wave of wireless technology will be, hear about it from the top tech experts in the world. Join me at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, for "The Path to 5G: Defining the Next-generation of Wireless Networks" luncheon panel that will be held on Tuesday, March 4, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.