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
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.
Comcast is going after the growing co-working space movement by providing 1 Gig service to entrepreneurs working at CoCo, a co-working and collaborative space for the entrepreneurial community at two sites in Minneapolis.
Verizon Communications' recent decision to purchase the 45 percent of Verizon Wireless that Vodafone owned for $130 billion is going to make the company more unified and allow it to become more agile and innovative, said the telco's chairman and CEO.
Telecom infrastructure heavyweight Ericsson has acquired Canada-based Telcocell, which specializes in system integration and business support systems. The company said it will add about 200 employees and consultants in Canada and the U.S.
The Fiber to the Home Council Americas wants the Federal Communications Commission to launch a "Gigabit Communities Race to the Top" program and jumpstart the development of ultra-high speed applications for gigabit connections. The FTTH Council modeled the program after the Obama Administration's Race to the Top education initiative and calls for matching grants of up to $10 million for projects in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets.
Juniper Networks CEO Kevin Johnson announced he is retiring after five years heading up the telecom networking company. Johnson, age 52, told Bloomberg that he is retiring to focus on "personal priorities" and will remain in the job until his replacement is found.
AT&T's U-verse business continues be a feather in the telecom operator's wireline cap. The company reported U-verse revenues were up 30.1 percent year-over-year, with the IP service now contributing more than half of the wireline consumer business revenues. In addition, U-verse total subscriber count topped 9.4 million in the quarter.