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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Sue Marek
Ericsson's newly coined version of LTE, which it is calling Gigabit LTE because it will make 1-Gbps speeds possible for LTE networks, will probably need to incorporate unlicensed spectrum for most operators to deploy it.
BARCELONA, Spain—Verizon's early 5G tests hint at blazing fast network speeds topping 10 Gbps and the ability to transmit 4K video while moving and stream 360 degree virtual reality content in 4K. The operator, which is conducting its 5G tests with partners Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Intel, Samsung and Qualcomm, also revealed that it is on track to commercially launch 5G as early as 2017.
BARCELONA, Spain -- Australian operator Telstra will become the first carrier to commercially launch 1-Gig LTE service in the cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane later this year using a 1-Gig capable Netgear mobile broadband hotspot and Ericsson's Gigabit-LTE technology.
Chipmaker Sequans is jumping on the LTE Cat M bandwagon with Monarch, an LTE Cat M chipset compliant with the 3GPP LTE Release 13 Advanced Pro standard. The company also is expanding its partnership with Gemalto to include LTE Cat M1 and LTE Cat M2 (formerly known as narrowband IoT) to help build the Cat M ecosystem. Sequans said it will begin sampling chips to partners in the second quarter.
Ericsson is touting a new version of LTE that will make 1-Gigabit speeds possible for LTE networks. Called Gigabit-LTE, this version of LTE will allow operators to deliver extremely fast speeds for tasks such as downloading video or for enterprises looking for fast network access for mission-critical applications.
Narrowband LTE and LTE-M are a couple of the new versions of the LTE Release 13 standard that are being touted for their ability to make cellular-enabled IoT devices less expensive. In fact, a top AT&T executive said that he believes that sub-$5 cellular modules are coming soon thanks to the proliferation of these versions of LTE.
DALLAS -- 5G specifications are not fully defined yet, but experts say that they think 5G advancements -- such as longer battery life and less complex device modules -- will offer many benefits to the Internet of Things ecosystem.
Comparing spectrum to oil in terms of important to the future of wireless connectivity, Ericsson EVP and CTO Ulf Ewaldsson said that because spectrum is in such limited supply vendors like Ericsson and others need to turn their focus to technologies like massive MIMO and beamforming that promise to make better use of existing spectrum.
LAS VEGAS --Nokia is working with Google in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band and may be considering deploying LTE-U in that band. According to Ricky Corker, president of North America and EVP of Nokia Networks, the company is seeing interest in deploying LTE-U in the 3.5 GHz band from non-traditional players like Google. However, Google denies it is working with Nokia specifically on LTE-U.
LAS VEGAS--As part of AT&T's Domain 2.0 initiative, which calls for the company to virtualize more than 75 percent of its network using software-driven architecture by 2020, the company's Foundry Innovation Centers are making Domain 2.0 a top priority.