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

Appeals Court says FCC has authority to streamline tower and small cell deployments

In what is viewed as a victory for wireless operators and tower companies, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Dec. 18 that the FCC has the authority to make it easier for tower sites, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells to be deployed by preventing local authorities from hindering the permitting review process. Specifically, local municipalities cannot deny requests to modify wireless equipment if it doesn't substantially change the physical footprint of that equipment.

Will 5G be the answer to IoT?

As the definition of 5G becomes clearer, many are seeing it as being the perfect solution to many of the problems that currently exist with the Internet of Things – namely the inability to bring together disparate networks such as RFID and Bluetooth with the underlying cellular framework that needs to happen to make the IoT vision a reality.

Meet the new FierceWireless editor

I'm excited to introduce Colin Gibbs, the newest member of the Fierce editorial team. Colin is the editor ofFierceWirelessand will be reporting on all the latest news in the wireless industry—from pricing plans and smartphone launches to spectrum auctions and network upgrades.

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.