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
Ulf Ewaldsson, the company's senior vice president and CTO, talked with Sue Marek, editor in chief of FierceWirelessTech about 5G, the coming launch of VoLTE and the company's "network for a networked society" vision. The following is an excerpt of that interview.
TOKYO--Although 5G is currently more of a concept than reality, wireless technology leaders like Ericsson Vice President and CTO Ulf Ewaldsson are already putting together their wish list for the next-gen technology. During an interview with FierceWirelessTech at the Ericsson Business Innovation Forum here, Ewaldsson painted a vision for 5G that he called "a network for a networked society."
Major League Baseball is working closely with Apple on a project that uses iBeacon indoor mapping technology, which incorporates Bluetooth Smart and iOS 7 software. The goal of the trial is to develop different ways to interact with fans at the stadium.
Broadcom has adapted its latest 802.11ac chipsets to fit the growing demand for automotive connectivity. The company introduced the BCM89335 combo chip, also called "5G Wi-Fi," that combines 802.11ac with Bluetooth Smart technology to allow vehicles to connect to smartphones and home networks and give drivers access to a bevy of new applications.
Ericsson is making a big play for the enterprise and campus environment with the introduction of its Radio Dot System, a miniature disk-shaped cellular radio that weighs only 300 grams and will be available commercially in late 2014.
T-Mobile US finally broke its silence regarding its LTE footprint by announcing that its LTE service is now deployed in 116 markets nationwide, covering 157 million POPs.
On the eve of the CTIA Wireless 2013 show, Sue Marek, editor-in-chief of FierceBroadbandWireless, talked with Rick Corker, head of Nokia Siemens Networks North America about T-Mobile's network transformation, the wireless industry transition to all-IP networks and how the current uncertainty about the company's ownership structure is impacting its business. Because of NSN's growth in North America, Corker was recently appointed to the company's executive board and executive management team.
Global mobile data traffic as a percentage of overall Internet traffic will likely accelerate at a rate of 1.5 times its current trajectory. Much of that traffic will likely come from people wanting to share content--photos, video and more--via their mobile devices, including wearable computing devices.
The small cell hype is finally beginning to waiver as reality sets in about the costs associated with deploying thousands of these diminutive base stations. The benefits of small cell technology are clear, but issues such as power and backhaul are challenging and not easily resolved.
Swedish vendor Ericsson appears to have bigger aspirations for small cells beyond just increasing capacity and coverage for the macro wireless network.