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

Accenture, Cisco and others form wireless IoT standards group

Another standards group has been formed to accelerate the adoption of wireless Internet of Things technologies. Called the Wireless IoT Forum, the group's board includes Accenture, Arkessa, BT, Cisco, Telensa and WSN. The group joins at least five other standards groups, including the Industrial Internet Consortium, the Allseen Alliance, Thread and the Open Interconnect Consortium, that have been created to streamline the IoT space.

SDN, NFV driving big shift in network architecture

Wireless operators around the globe are preparing for a big shift in their network architecture with the advent of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), two technologies that promise to accelerate innovation and allow them to deploy new services more quickly and efficiently.

Signals Research: Sprint's 8T8R radios in 2.5 GHz increase throughput, coverage

Sprint's deployment of 8T8R (eight-branch transmit and eight-brand receive) radios coupled with 4x2 MIMO in its 2.5 GHz spectrum is resulting in increased data throughput as well as coverage according to a new report from Signals Research. "Thanks to TM8 [transmission mode 8] and 8T8R, we observed meaningful increases in coverage and spectral efficiency, not to mention overall device throughput," Signals said in its executive summary of the report.

Apple acquires augmented-reality firm Metaio

Apple has acquired augmented-reality firm Metaio, a Munich, Germany-based company that was the winner of a 2012 FierceWireless Fierce 15 award. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has had a small team exploring augmented reality technology for awhile. In addition, Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst Gene Munster has said that Apple could help develop AR products for consumers.

Finnish city launches 5G test network with the help of Nokia

The Finnish city of Oulu launched a 5G test network that starting in June will operate as a public test environment. The network is a joint project of the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, the University of Oulu and a dozen other partners including the city of Oulu, the Finish Communications Regulatory Authority, Nokia and Yle.