Sue Marek

Sue Marek
Sue Marek
Contributing Editor

Sue Marek has been reporting on the telecom and tech industries for more than 25 years. Most recently she was editor in chief at SDxCentral where she oversaw all of that site’s editorial content. Prior to that she was editor in chief of FierceMarkets Telecom Group, where she managed a team of editors and was responsible for the content for several of the company’s web sites, newsletters and live events. Sue is a frequent speaker at industry events and has moderated panels for the Consumer Electronics Show, the Competitive Carriers’ Show, The Wireless Infrastructure Show, 5G North America, DC 5G, Interop, and more. Follow @SueMarek on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Stories by Sue Marek

1-Gigabit LTE will incorporate unlicensed spectrum

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.

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&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—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 'pre-5G' 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—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&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—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.