Biography for Sue Marek
Sue has been editor-in-chief of FierceMarkets' Wireless Group since joining the company in January 2007. In her current position, she oversees the editorial content of several FierceMarkets' newsletters, including FierceWireless, FierceMobileContent, FierceDeveloper, FierceWireless:Europe and FierceBroadbandWireless, and provides editorial guidance for the publications' websites, webinars and live events. Sue has more than 18 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 email@example.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Sue Marek
Although the growth in the middle mile has created opportunities for incumbent carriers, ILECs and upstarts, it also has some inherent challenges--such as labor costs and citing issues. Not surprisingly, much of the demand for middle mile capacity is coming from wireless providers that are trying to keep up with escalating mobile broadband growth.
BT Security has completed a major upgrade to its threat monitoring service which it said will help companies better identify and protect against security threats.
Lumos Networks has added 15,000 buildings to its "near-net" list, which means that fiber connectivity can be extended to the building without the need for a public right of way permit.
Enventis, formerly known as HickoryTech, expanded its business cloud services to include a cloud Wi-Fi service, a hosted unified communications service called Cloud Compute and a data protection service. In addition, the company is expanding its SingleLink UC service, which was first introduced about 12 years ago.
CenturyLink Technology Solutions will open a new 45,000-square-foot data center in Phoenix next month. The data center will be owned by software firm IO and will leverage IO's Intelligent Control technology platform.
ISP Cogent Communications adopted a new holding company structure in which Cogent Communications becomes a subsidiary of Cogent Communications Holdings.
Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is growing annually at a rate of nearly 30 percent and currently accounts for about 8 percent of all managed and hosted business voice subscribers, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.
Frontier Communications launched a cloud-based VoIP service called AnyWare that is targeted at enterprise customers. The service, which is powered by Mitel, offers a variety of call management capabilities and is available nationwide.
Wi-Fi advancements in the past have focused primarily on improving data speeds. But IEEE's 802.11HEW initiative instead is targeting the efficiency and performance of wireless local area networks to make them even better complements to LTE-based mobile networks.
Vonage has agreed to pay $130 million for VOIP provider Vocalocity, which is focused on the small and medium business market. The deal will include $105 million in cash and $25 million in Vonage stock and is likely to close in the fourth quarter.