Sue Marek

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 </em>FierceWireless, </em>FierceCable, </em>FierceTelecom, </em>FierceOnlineVideo, </em>FierceDeveloper, </em>FierceWireless:Europe and </em>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 <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a&gt;. Follow <a href="http://twitter.com/fiercewireless">@FierceWireless</a&gt; on Twitter and find her on <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sue-marek/4/143/782">LinkedIn</a>.</p&gt;

Stories by Sue Marek

Farewell readers


Nine years ago when I started my tenure as editor in chief of FierceWireless, I&#39;d already been covering the wireless industry for more than 15 years. I&#39;d seen the end of analog phones, the battle between CDMA and GSM (particularly in the U.S. market) and was carefully monitoring this growing phenomenon called "mobile content" that was making the flashy Hollywood studio types take a closer look at the cross-marketing and promotional potential of SMS and feature phones. 3G networks were deployed and we were just beginning to see the enormous power of the wireless Internet.

AT&T's Keathley: We are testing LTE-U but LAA is a better option

A top AT&T network executive said the company is currently testing LTE-U technology to see if it can ensure that there is fair-use sharing with Wi-Fi. However, he added that he believes that in the long run Licensed-Assisted Access, or LAA, which ensures listen-before-talk capability, will be the best option for transmitting LTE signals in unlicensed spectrum.

1-Gigabit LTE will incorporate unlicensed spectrum

Ericsson&#39;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.

Microsoft kills Android bridge project for Windows 10 to focus iOS instead

Microsoft decided to kill its Project Astoria, an initiative that was intended to build a bridge between apps developed for Android and Windows 10. In a blog post from Kevin Gallo, corporate vice president of program management for the Windows developer platform team, he said that the company instead will focus its efforts on a similar effort for iOS, called Project Islandwood.

Cable MSOs beware: Wireless broadband is a growing threat

The declining price of wireless data is making wireless broadband an increasingly compelling alternative to wired broadband, according to Walt Piecyk, analyst with BTIG. In a research note, Piecyk notes that a three-person household that currently pays $60 for wired broadband and $125 to share 5 GB per month of data from operators like Verizon and AT&amp;T, could cut their wired broadband service and use that $60 to buy an additional 15 GB per month on their shared wireless data plan. According to research from Sandvine, the typical household uses about 22 GB per month of broadband.

Pushing the 5G envelope: Is being first worth the risk?

BARCELONA, Spain&mdash;As I wrap up my fourth day of meetings, press events and booth visits at Mobile World Congress 2016, one very obvious theme has emerged -- the push for some operators to deploy what many are calling &#39;pre-5G&#39; gear by late 2017 or early 2018, well in advance of the previously projected date of 2020.

IoT security threats are skyrocketing, AT&T reveals

BARCELONA, Spain&mdash;Cyber attackers are turning their attention to the growing Internet of Things space and exploiting potential security vulnerabilities at an alarming rate. According to a report on IoT security commissioned by AT&amp;T, the company has seen a 458 percent increase in vulnerability scans of IoT devices in the last two years.

Verizon: Video is not a money maker for LTE-broadcast

BARCELONA, Spain&mdash;Having equipped its entire nationwide network with LTE-broadcast capability in 2015, Verizon is now saying that delivering video over LTE-broadcast (which the company has dubbed LTE-multicast) has so far not been a big revenue generator for the operator. Instead, a top Verizon executive said that the company currently sees more potential for LTE multicast to be used for telematics applications such as delivering software upgrades to cars at a dealership.