Sue Marek

Biography for Sue Marek

Sue joined FierceMarkets in January 2007 and is currently the editor-in-chief of FierceMarkets Telecom Group. In her current position, she oversees the editorial content of several FierceMarkets' newsletters and web sites including FierceWireless, FierceCable, FierceTelecom, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceDeveloper, FierceWireless:Europe and FierceWireless:Tech, and provides editorial guidance for the publications’ advanced products and live events. Sue has more than 20 years of experience reporting on the telecom industry. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was the executive editor of Wireless Week. From 1999 to 2001, she worked as an analyst for Paul Kagan Associates, specializing in wireless and broadband technologies. She also was the managing editor of Convergence magazine, a monthly magazine for cable television, phone and wireless network operators. Sue is based in Denver and can be reached at Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sue Marek

At AT&T, HP Enterprise and Orange, SDN and NFV move beyond the proof of concept stage

BARCELONA, Spain -- When it comes to deploying software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) it's no longer a matter of if, but when. According to a panel of top network virtualization experts speaking at the FierceWireless and TelecomAsia executive luncheon, "When Will Deploying SDN and NFV Pay Off for Operators," wireless operators know they have to virtualize their networks, the big question is how and when.

CenturyLink says ILECs have no advantage in greenfield fiber deployments

CenturyLink said in a letter to the FCC that claims by the ACA and XO Communications -- that ILECs have an advantage over CLECs when it comes to deploying fiber in greenfield deployments -- is counterintuitive and that any advantage that ILECs had in the past has evaporated thanks to recent inroads by CLECs and cable companies.

CenturyLink warned by Oregon regulators to improve customer response time

Regulators in Portland, Ore., warned telco CenturyLink that it needs to improve its customer service or it could face financial penalties or ultimately lose its franchise deal with the city.

IIA says broadband access can result in more than $11K in annual savings for U.S. households

A new study from the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), an industry advocacy group, found that after factoring in the cost of a mobile data plan and a home broadband connection, the average American household saves just over $10,500 per year on spending because of their access to the Internet.

Republican senators ask FCC to allow states to block municipal broadband

A group of six Republican senators have appealed to the FCC asking the agency to stop promoting government-owned broadband networks at the expense of private providers and to allow states to regulate these networks.  Specifically, the letter says that the FCC and agency officials have been "engaged in outreach" to persuade communities to deploy municipal broadband networks.

Australia's AARNet launches SDN testbed for researchers, universities

Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has formed a software-defined networking (SDN) testbed that will link researchers in nine universities with a data hub so that they can run experiments and collaborate on infrastructure that simulates the Internet.  

CityFibre buys KCOM's fiber assets in $136.3M deal

London-based fiber firm CityFibre snapped up KCOM's national fiber network assets for $136.3 million and has secured $272.6 million in financing to continue to expand the national network.

Huawei touts Application-driven Network architecture for service providers

Huawei revealed what many are calling a "radical" new vision for service provider networks that it says will result in significant application-efficiency gains for networks.

Cox Business closes in on $2B of business services revenue

Cox Business is close to reaching its goal of attaining $2 billion in revenue in 2015.  In an interview with Light Reading, Hyman Sukiennik, vice president of sales and operations at Cox Business said that it is very close to meeting that goal and added that 2016 is shaping up to be an even stronger year for the company.

Frontier to pay $150M to West Virginia to settle lawsuit over broadband speed

Frontier Communications will have to invest at least $150 million over the next three years to increase broadband speeds in West Virginia as part of a settlement to lawsuit filed in 2014 by the state's Attorney General Patrick Morrissey.