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

U.S. Cellular is testing VoLTE in 3 markets but has no timeline for commercial launch

U.S. Cellularis currently testing VoLTE in three markets but the company has not set a timeframe for commercial deployment of the service. U.S. Cellular President and CEO Ken Meyers told investors at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom conference that he expects VoLTE will have a multi-year rollout similar to the company's LTE service, which it deployed over a four-year time period.

Navigating the new world of smartphone economics


The shift to handset leasing and smartphone upgrade plans is dramatically altering the financial models of wireless operators and significantly lengthening the lifespan of the smartphone. It's also creating some confusion in the industry. During every third-quarter earnings call, analysts have peppered wireless executives with questions about their equipment installment plans (EIP) and, in the case of Sprint and Apple, their device leasing programs.

How ad blockers have become a $22B problem for online video

Ad blocking has become a significant issue for online video companies that derive their revenue from advertising. If ads can't be seen, they won't get paid. In fact,PageFair, which tracks ad-blocking of display and video ads in partnership with Adobe,found that advertisers stand to lose as much as $21.8 billion in revenue in 2015 from ad blocking.

Brightstar benefits from demise in device subsidies

The move away from device subsidies and the longer lifespan of smartphones is creating a booming business for device distributor Brightstar Corp. The company, which was founded by SprintCEO Marcelo Claure back in 1997 and received a $1.26 billion investment from SoftBank in 2014, originally made a name for itself handling reverse logistics and distribution for wireless dealers and some regional operators, but now is at the center of the used phone supply chain. The company claims to have 200 operator customers and 40,000 retail customers.

Updated: Dish exec says company may participate in the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—A Dish Network executive said the satellite firm will participate in the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction and said that FCC's recent decision to deny $3.33 billion in bidding credits to two Dish affiliates that won spectrum in the AWS-3 auction will not impact the company's eligibility to participate in the upcoming incentive auction.

T-Mobile exec: North America needs to lead in 5G

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- North America needs to be on the forefront of 5G standards development if it wants the next generation of wireless network technology to cater to the needs of consumers here in the U.S., said a top T-Mobile US executive.