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

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was founded by SprintCEO Marcelo Claure back in 1997 and received a $1.26 billion investment from SoftBank in 2014, originally made a name for itself handling reverse logistics and distribution for wireless dealers and some regional operators, but now is at the center of the used phone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.

Ericsson CTO: Spectrum and security will be big challenges for 5G

Comparing spectrum to oil in terms of important to the future of wireless connectivity, Ericsson EVP and CTO Ulf Ewaldsson said that because spectrum is in such limited supply vendors like Ericsson and others need to turn their focus to technologies like massive MIMO and beamforming that promise to make better use of existing spectrum.

CCA looking to draw Caribbean operators to annual show

The Competitive Carriers' Association is banking on a new location for its annual confab coupled with a strong lineup of keynote speakers and panelists to help it regain some momentum that was lost in 2014 when it co-located its conference with CTIA's Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas.