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 email@example.com. Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Articles by Sean Buckley
Balan Nair, Liberty Global CTO, knows that IP is the cable industry's long-term technology platform, but in the near-term the provider will continue to support both traditional QAM modulation and IP on the set-top boxes that deliver their video services in the home.
Zayo reported that its fiscal third quarter 2013 revenues rose $7.9 million, sequentially, to $251.4 million due to an increase in net installations and growth, mainly from its acquisitions of First Telecom Services and Litecast.
Windstream appointed Randy Nicklas, who was rumored to have left XO Communications recently, as its executive vice president of engineering and CTO.
Alteva reported that its first-quarter unified communications revenues, net of eliminations were $4 million, up sequentially 15.6 percent, a factor that helped to ease the pain of the 9 percent decline in telephone segment revenue.
Verizon's EVP and CFO Fran Shammo, according to a report in FierceCable, said that while the telco anticipates higher churn for FiOS products during the summer months, he is "confident" the telco will achieve its goal of adding 600,000 new subscribers by the end of the year.
Birch Communications, a growing IP-based competitive provider focused on SMBs, has signed a deal to purchase various customer and network elements from Lexington, Ky.-based Lightyear Network Solutions for an undisclosed sum.
Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream told investors this week that while the telco's wholesale sales force has been successful in selling fiber to the tower services, they will focus more on selling other network services.
BT Openreach reported that it is seeing delays in fulfilling Ethernet service orders for its carrier customers, due to strong customer demand and some systems issues.
Google Fiber has added Gladstone as the latest municipality in the Kansas City area to get its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises service.
AT&T is looking to add 250 more new members to its workforce in North Carolina who will serve about 30 sites to fulfill growing demand for wireline and wireless services.