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
BARCELONA, Spain—Ericsson announced it is working with Philips to develop LED street lights that can be outfitted with small cells and backhaul. This joint effort could go a long way toward helping operators make their networks denser and it could also offer an opportunity for city managers to rent space on light poles to telecom providers.
Infrastructure vendor Ericsson rolled out several new products in advance of the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show that the company said are geared to help operators strengthen their network capacity as well as introduce new services that will help drive revenue.
Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg recently sat down with FierceWirelessTech Editor in Chief Sue Marek at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, where he talked about his vision of the networked society, his views on competition and where he thinks the next big wireless innovations will occur.
During AT&T Mobility's annual developer summit, Editor in Chief Sue Marek sat down with Kris Rinne, senior vice president of network architecture and planning at AT&T Labs, to get a status report on some key initiatives for the company such as voice over LTE, HD voice, small cells and more. Here's an excerpt from that interview.
LAS VEGAS--Although AT&T has been talking about Voice over LTE for some time, a top executive said that the service will not likely be mass market until 2015.
ABI Research's Michael Morgan evaluates all the third quarter 2013 sales data from the world's 14 largest branded cell phone makers. Morgan provides sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market.
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.