Sue Marek

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 sue@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sue Marek

Samsung, Qualcomm, AT&T top list of mobile patent recipients in 2013

Some familiar wireless company names topped the list for most mobile patents granted in 2013--and they weren't all just R&D heavyweights like Samsung and Qualcomm. According to a report from analyst Chetan Sharma, AT&T was among the top 10 companies that were awarded the most patents in 2013.

Microsoft's OS chief Myerson hedges on getting Android apps on Windows

In a two-part interview with ZDNet, Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president of operating systems, wouldn't directly address rumors that the company was looking to get Android apps on Windows Phone, but he said the company was keeping an eye on third parties that are enabling Android on Windows.

T-Mobile backpedals a bit on corporate discount plans

T-Mobile US has revised its decision to end employee rate plan discounts. Instead, the company said, via a tweet from T-Mobile CMO Mike Sievert, that it is ending the discount plans for new customers but will continue to honor those plans for existing customers.

Updated: T-Mobile is ending employee rate plan discounts

T-Mobile US is putting an end to discount rate plans for customers who have Advantage plans. Beginning April 1, the company will end employee rate plan discounts and will replace them with $25 reward cards every time an employee purchases a new device.

Apple's iOS 7 eliminates need for cellular connectivity

Apple's new iOS 7 software has a little-known connectivity feature known as the Apple Multipeer Connectivity framework that lets users connect directly via Bluetooth personal area networks, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi or a traditional Wi-Fi network, obviating the need for a cellular network.

América Móvil declines Facebook's call to join Internet.org

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.

Jolla exec says company wants to extend Sailfish to more devices

Finnish handset maker Jolla shipped its first smartphone in Europe in December and now the company is eyeing a bigger market.

Sprint loses ruling in $300M lawsuit for underpaid taxes in New York

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.

C Spire CEO: Streaming video day passes have cut churn by 20%

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.

The 5G buzz grows: How will the industry define the next-generation of wireless

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?