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
A new study from broadband connectivity provider iPass bemoans the unpredictability of data costs for workers when they are traveling. The study delves into the various costs most road warriors incur by using a combination of cellular data (both domestic and international data plans) and Wi-Fi day passes to cover their mobile data needs for multiple devices such as smartphones and tablets.
To say that the connected car space is a massive new opportunity for wireless carriers is probably an understatement. Research from the GSMA predicts that this area will be worth $39 billion by 2018, an increase from $13 billion in 2012.
AT&T Mobility and Sprint are instigating an iPhone price war ahead of the holiday shopping season. Both operators are offering the 16 GB iPhone 5s for $100 to customers who purchase the phone online and agree to a two-year service contract.
U.S. Cellular said its recent billing system conversion, which has caused numerous headaches for the company and its customers, was necessary for it to monetize its LTE network and launch its first Apple devices earlier this month
U.S. operators are spending billions to build out their LTE networks--but are they reaping the rewards of their efforts? Currently, there is a huge discrepancy between what operators are charging for data, with some charging a premium and others offering free data.
Car-maker Nissan has selected Airbiquity's Choreo cloud-based connected car solution to power its NissanConnect app service, giving car drivers access to smartphone apps, cloud content and services
TOKYO--Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson said that his company is still part of Sprint's network even though the company was noticeably absent from Sprint's announcement of its forthcoming tri-mode LTE service called "Sprint Spark." The wireless carrier revealed that it will use equipment from vendors Alcatel-Lucent, Samsung and Nokia Solutions and Networks for Sprint Spark, and not from Ericsson.
TOKYO--Automobile traffic is a huge problem in most major cities in the world, and smartphone users in those cities think that wireless operators will be instrumental in easing traffic congestion as well as resolving other issues that plague city dwellers.
While T-Mobile's "free data" for tablets strategy is smart, it does make me wonder about the overall message wireless carriers are sending to consumers about LTE data and its value in the market. There's a huge discrepancy in the pricing of LTE data among the operators with some offering free data and others charging a premium.
A top executive from Isis--the mobile payments joint venture from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US--told the audience here at the MobileCon 2013 trade show that he believes mobile commerce could one day replace credit cards, but it will take a number of years for that transition to occur.