Sean Buckley

Biography for Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley is the senior editor of FierceTelecom. He joined the FierceTelecom staff in July 2009 and is responsible for covering news and trends in the wireline section of the telecom industry. Before joining the FierceTelecom staff, Sean most recently served as the Editor-in-Chief for Telecom Engine from 2006 to 2009 overseeing both the former print publication Telecommunications Magazine Americas and its transition to a web-based publication. Sean returned to Telecommunications in July 2006 after a brief one-year stint covering the public sector IT and mobile network infrastructure trends as a senior analyst at Current Analysis. In addition to writing about wireline industry trends, Sean enjoys playing with his two sons, reading history books, watching the Celtics, and listening to Grateful Dead concerts on Sirius Satellite Radio. Sean works out of his home office Dracut, Mass., and can be reached at sbuckley@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

Verizon, CWA, IBEW reach tentative deal to end strike of wireline workers

Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have come to a tentative agreement on a four-year labor contract, putting an end to a month long strike of the telco's nearly 40,000 wireline workers.

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Birch: More customers are migrating to Ethernet for VPN, cloud access

As Birch Communications enhances its network reach through its own builds and working with a series of interconnection partners, the service provider is setting a foundation to grow its Ethernet services business.

Verizon says SD-WAN, on-demand cloud services will give enterprises more control, agility

Verizon recently completed its implementation of Network Function Virtualization OpenStack cloud deployment across five of its U.S. data centers, a move that will serve two purposes: transforming its network architecture and laying the foundation for new enterprise services.

Facebook, Microsoft to build 160 Tbps, 4,100 km submarine cable

Facebook and Microsoft have hatched plans to build their own submarine cable network that will bypass congested network routes.

Showtime's Christie: Amazon and Hulu have changed from being competitors to partners

Showtime, like many other premium network providers, initially saw over the top players like Hulu and Amazon as a threat. But now the company sees those SVOD providers as a way to attract a new base of cord-nevers and cord-cutters. The company hopes that it will be able to also work with Netflix in the same capacity some day.

AT&T CWA West wireline workers end week long grievance strike

AT&T workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union Local 9509 returned to the job after a week-long grievance strike with AT&T West.

Level 3 launches cloud-based Enterprise Security Gateway, aiming to reduce complexity, costs

Level 3 Communications has launched its Enterprise Security Gateway (ESG), a cloud-based network security system that addresses business customers' security needs as they transition to cloud services.

Windstream says consolidating network interconnection agreements will lower third-party access costs

Windstream, like other service providers sees how IP technology can lower its cost structure, but the telco is also seeing opportunities to cut costs by realigning its interconnection agreements with other carriers.

LTE faces challenges from proprietary technologies in IoT race

As LTE and other wireless-based IoT technologies work through the standards process, they are being challenged by a number of proprietary approaches that use low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies.