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 email@example.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Sue Marek
NCR is teaming with Alcatel-Lucent to strengthen both companies' managed services business. As part of the deal, NCR will provide site surveys and deploy and maintain projects, particularly those where speed and quality of service are critical.
Continuing the 1-Gig push, AT&T is expanding its U-verse with GigaPower service to several communities in the Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., area. The expansion brings the number of cities with GigaPower to 17. The company said it still plans to expand GigaPower to the Jacksonville, Fla., and St. Louis metro areas as well.
The Scottsdale, Ariz., City Council has delayed a decision over granting Google Fiber a video services license until the Oct. 20 meeting so it could meet with Cox Communications to discuss the cable MSO's beef with the city of Tempe over that city's approval of a similar deal with Google.
Windstream is going to take on Time Warner Cable by launching its Kinetic pay-TV service in Lexington, Ky., later this year. This will be the company's second market for its pay-TV service: it launched Kinetic in Lincoln, Neb., in April.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a "Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act" that will use a "dig once" policy to link broadband deployment to federal highway projects. According to a Federal Highway Administration estimate about 90 percent of the cost of deploying fiber comes from digging up and replacing roads.
Time Warner Cable has signed a long-term bilateral interconnection deal with Cogent Communications that will allow the two to exchange traffic. The two companies issued a statement confirming the deal.
When it comes to cutting the cord, many analysts fail to look at different demographic groups and importance of content to the subscriber to determine the likelihood they will cut the cord, and how much, if any, savings will be accrued.
Time Warner Cable is highlighting its growing portfolio of backhaul services, noting in a blog post that the company has nearly 20,000 cell towers wired for cellular backhaul service. That figure is important because it shows how important wholesale services have become to cable MSOs, particularly as residential video subscriber numbers are dropping.
The global market for software-defined networking (SDN) software, hardware and services is expected to skyrocket from $103 million in 2014 to $5.7 billion in 2019, according to IHS. The research firm, in its latest IHS Infonetics SDN study, also said that the industry is still early in this SDN transformation and it won't be until 2016 to 2020 that the industry will have widespread commercial deployments of SDN.
Frontier Communications will soon debut a new 100 Mbps service tier in the Connecticut markets the company acquired from AT&T. During the company's earnings call earlier this month CEO Daniel McCarthy confirmed those plans but did not reveal any pricing details for the new service.