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

Meet the new FierceDeveloper editor

Please welcome the latest addition to the Fierce editorial team. Daniel Kobialka is the new editor of FierceDeveloper where he will be focused on writing features and columns about the evolving mobile app business.

Sprint will use 2.5 GHz spectrum, dark fiber for backhaul to small cells

Sprint CTO John Saw said that the company is looking at ways to reduce backhaul costs by using its 2.5 GHz spectrum assets to provide wireless backhaul for small cells instead of fiber. In addition, Saw said the company will use dark fiber for backhaul, which may not be less costly than traditional fiber but will allow the operator more control over the speed and capacity of the backhaul circuit.

AT&T's Penrose: $5 LTE modules for IoT devices are coming

Narrowband LTE and LTE-M are a couple of the new versions of the LTE Release 13 standard that are being touted for their ability to make cellular-enabled IoT devices less expensive. In fact, a top AT&T executive said that he believes that sub-$5 cellular modules are coming soon thanks to the proliferation of these versions of LTE.

AT&T's Lurie talks IoT leadership, 5G hype and drops hints about mobile video future

The early champion behind AT&T's IoT efforts is Glenn Lurie, the former head of the company's emerging devices business and the current president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. Sue Marek, editor in chief, sat down with Lurie in Las Vegas to talk about the company's IoT efforts, the formation of the Smart Cities Alliance and its highly anticipated mobile video play. The following is an excerpt of their chat.

AT&T's developer courtship remains strong as focus shifts to IoT, autos and cities

AT&T recently attracted nearly 1,400 developers to its 9th annual Developer Summit held on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and its hackathon held for the first time in Guadalajara, Mexico. The goal behind the two events working in conjunction was to drive innovation globally and help spur the proliferation of 4G LTE in Mexico – a market of growing significance to AT&T thanks the company's recent $2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell and $1.88 billion purchase of Nextel Mexico.

AT&T's IoT leadership started with a vision and the Amazon Kindle


This week at the Consumer Electronics Show here, where IoT was clearly one of the hottest topics around, the divide between AT&T and its competitors in the IoT space became even more evident as the company announced yet another deal with a car maker to embed its LTE modules, bringing its total number of deals with automobile OEMs to nine out of the 16 major car makers globally. And, perhaps even more importantly, AT&T announced a partnership several other heavyweights including Cisco, Ericsson, GE, Qualcomm, Deloitte, Intel and more to develop a framework for smart cities that will make it easier for cities to be connected. The group also named three cities that will be testbeds for this effort, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

AT&T teams with Cisco, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Intel on smart cities framework

LAS VEGAS--AT&T is collaborating with Cisco, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Intel, IBM, Deloitte and GE to develop a new framework for smart cities that will make it easier for communities to be more connected. The consortium will use three U.S. cities--Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas—as the first test bed cities for the platform.