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

Huawei's smartphone sales surge 39% in first half of 2015

Chinese equipment maker Huawei sold 48.2 million smartphones in the first half of the year, which was a 39 percent increase over 2014. The company also said that its mid- to high-end smartphone sales increased 70 percent.  

5G trials escalate as companies jockey for leadership in next-gen wireless standard

Although realistically 5G will not make its commercial debut until at least 2020, we are already starting to see a lot of noise in the marketplace about 5G trials and collaborations.

Softbank's Arora: Sprint's Claure will make things happen with turnaround

ASPEN, Colo.--Softbank made a big bet when it bought 80 percent of Sprint for $20.1 billion in 2013 and a top executive at the Japanese operator said today that the company is poised to make a turnaround, led by CEO Marcelo Claure.

Apple exec says company's workforce diversity has improved

ASPEN, Colo.---Apple plans to release an update on the company's workforce diversity later this summer but a top human resources executive with the company said today that the company has seen some improvements in terms of hiring women and minorities, particularly African-Americans.

SDN, NFV driving big shift in network architecture

Wireless operators around the globe are preparing for a big shift in their network architecture with the advent of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), two technologies that promise to accelerate innovation and allow them to deploy new services more quickly and efficiently.

Signals Research: Sprint's 8T8R radios in 2.5 GHz increase throughput, coverage

Sprint's deployment of 8T8R (eight-branch transmit and eight-branch receive) radios  in its 2.5 GHz TDD LTE spectrum is resulting in increased data throughput as well as coverage according to a new report from Signals Research. "Thanks to TM8 [transmission mode 8] and 8T8R, we observed meaningful increases in coverage and spectral efficiency, not to mention overall device throughput," Signals said in its executive summary of the report.

Xiaomi will sell phones in the U.S., but no date is set

A top executive from Chinese phone maker Xiaomi said that the company does plan to eventually sell phones in the U.S. market but it has no set timeframe or date.

Apple acquires augmented-reality firm Metaio

Apple has acquired augmented-reality firm Metaio, a Munich, Germany-based company that was the winner of a 2012 FierceWireless Fierce 15 award. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has had a small team exploring augmented-reality technology for a while. In addition, Senior Research Analyst Gene Munster has said that Apple could help develop AR products for consumers.

AT&T plots next stage in Mexican market push

Now that it has completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of Mexican operator Iusacell and its $1.88 billion purchase of Nextel Mexico's wireless assets from bankrupt NII Holdings, AT&T is ready to push ahead with its Mexican agenda. That agenda, specifically, is to create a Mexican stronghold by replicating what the company has done in the U.S.: deploying LTE and selling smartphones. But will the company's investment in Mexico pay off?

AT&T's Cricket brand shows stability as subs hit 5M

A high-level AT&T executive said that the company is seeing momentum around its Cricket prepaid brand, which it took control of from Leap Communications in a $1.2 billion deal that closed in March 2014. According to John Stephens, senior executive vice president and CFO of AT&T, Cricket now has about 5 million subscribers.