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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Sue Marek
ASPEN, Colo.--Intel has been struggling get its mobility business back on track, but that turnaround isn't happening as quickly as many would like. In the second quarter of 2014, Intel's Mobile and Communications group, which houses its wireless chip business, had a total revenue of $51 million, down 67 percent from the previous quarter and down a whopping 83 percent year-over-year.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella knows his company needs to change if it wants to stay competitive--and he said the key to fostering change at the company is to renew the firm's mainstream products but also to stay innovative and "incubate" new things like wearable devices.
Despite spearheading disparate Internet of Things alliances, executives from Qualcomm and Intel say that the IoT ecosystem would benefit from having one standard and one platform.
Vish Nandlall, CTO and head of strategy and marketing at Ericsson North America, is leaving the company to join Australian operator Telstra at its group CTO. Nandlall said his new position will begin in August.
ASPEN, Colo.--Do not look for Ericsson to follow its competitor Alcatel-Lucent and outsource any of its research and development. In an interview with FierceWireless, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg called the company's R&D efforts Ericsson's "heart and brain," and he said that he would never outsource the firm's core business.
LTE Advanced is the next phase in the network technology roadmap and many operators are embarking on the LTE-A migration path more quickly than expected thanks to the escalating growth in mobile data. As of July 1, the trade group 4G Americas had tallied 13 operators that had deployed LTE-A in 11 countries worldwide. In the U.S. there is just one operator so far: AT&T Mobility.
AT&T Mobility is working with credit card companies to test a permission-based fraud-detection service targeted at international travelers that will link a customer's location to the location of the transaction. The premise behind the service is that most people take their smartphone with them when they shop, so credit card companies can use the location information tied to a person's cell phone to verify the legitimacy of the purchase.
A new study from mobile analytics firm Mobidia found that U.S. subscribers, along with those in Japan and South Korea, are among the heaviest users of mobile data. On average, Japan's LTE subscribers consume about 3 GB per month of data, while U.S. LTE subscribers consume about 1.6 GB a month
Sprint MVNO Credo Mobile, which is known for its social activism, launched a "Ditch Big Telecom" campaign that will pay new customers up to $350 per line (up to five lines) in early termination fees if they agree to switch to Credo's service.
T-Mobile US' latest "Un-carrier" initiative includes unlimited access to several music streaming services, including Pandora, Slacker, iHeart Radio and Spotify, Samsung's Milk and the forthcoming streaming service Beatport, without imposing data charges on users' 4G plans. In other words, customers using T-Mobile's Music Freedom who go over their monthly data allowance won't have their music service throttled.