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

TeliaSonera achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification

TeliaSonera has become the latest service provider to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification (CE 2.0), adding new quality and service enhancements to its retail and wholesale lines for business and carrier customers.

Verizon's SDN strategy will migrate aging wireline platforms to software

Verizon is implementing software-defined networking throughout its networks to improve service timelines.  For the company's wireline network, the initial focus will be on migrating legacy elements and functions onto software-based platforms.

Sizing up the top trends for the upcoming iOS 9, Android M and Windows 10 smartphone OS rollouts

The major smartphone industry leaders, including Google, Apple and Microsoft, are gearing up to debut a number of new enhancements to their smartphone operating systems over the next few months. What should we expect from these rollouts?

CenturyLink establishes presence in Australia's data center market

CenturyLink has taken another step forward with its Asia-Pacific data center expansion effort, announcing that it has extended its services into the Australian market through a partnership with Data-Center-as-a-Service provider NEXTDC Limited.

Verizon beefs up existing FTTH, wireline investments in Northeast

Verizon continued to expand and enhance its wireline and FiOS services in Northeast cities and towns throughout 2014, but the telco has not indicated if it would make fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) investments in any other regions.

America Movil's first-quarter wireline revenues rise 9.2%, but profits drop 42%

While América Móvil says its first-quarter wireline revenues rose 9.2 percent in the first quarter, it wasn't enough to offset the company's 42 percent profit decline.

Lightower snaps up Fibertech in $1.9B all cash deal

Lightower Fiber Networks snapped up Fibertech Networks in a  $1.9 billion all-cash deal that will create a fiber powerhouse in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States.

Amazon Web Services outshines Microsoft, IBM in the cloud market, says Synergy

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to outshine its four key competitors in the cloud infrastructure market, according to a new Synergy Group report.

AT&T, Verizon, Windstream join MEF to advance Ethernet interconnection

AT&T, Verizon and Windstream are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are joining the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to drive the next phase of the organization's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project to develop common guidelines service providers can use to interconnect their Ethernet networks when pursuing out-of-territory opportunities.

Birch expands MPLS service footprint, enhances delivery experience

Birch Communications is enhancing its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) product with greater reach and the addition of new service delivery elements for existing and new business customers.