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

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.

AT&T plots next stage in Mexican market push

Now that it has completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of Mexican operator Iusacelland its$1.88 billion purchase of Nextel Mexico's wireless assets from bankrupt NII Holdings,AT&T is ready to push ahead with its Mexican agenda. That agenda, specifically, is to create a Mexican stronghold by replicating what the company has done in the U.S. by deploying LTE across the footprint using existing assets as well as spectrum that was acquired in the Nextel deal. But will the company's investment in Mexico pay off?

AT&T's Cricket brand shows stability as subs hit 5M

A high-level AT&T executive said that the company is seeing momentum around its Cricket prepaid brand, which it purchased for $1.2 billion from Leap Communications in March 2014. According to John Stephens, senior executive vice president of AT&T, Cricket now has about 5 million subscribers.

Architecting tomorrow's smart cities

The vision of the smart city of tomorrow holds an enormous amount of promise. Picture a densely populated city that is safer, more efficient and much more environmentally conscious than today's urban corridors.

Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4B

Verizon Communications has announced plans to purchase AOL for $50 per share, or approximately $4.4 billion. The acquisition will give Verizon a jump-start in the online advertising and video market by giving the telecom heavyweight access to AOL's technology and video content.