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

Masergy serves up advanced SD-WAN encryption for businesses

Masergy is giving its business customers another option to protect their data for software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) connections between applications and end users.

AT&T keeps Comcast, Charter at bay by bringing 1 Gbps business service speeds to 13 new markets

AT&T is giving business customers in 13 markets an opportunity to get up to 1 Gbps speeds thanks to its ongoing roll out of GPON technology in its AT&T Business Fiber (ABF) footprint. This latest fiber drive enables AT&T to more effectively compete with Charter Communications and Comcast Business, two cable MSOs that continue to encroach into the ILEC's business territory.

RCN Business offers discounted electricity via Talen Energy pact

RCN Business is giving its business customers in Pennsylvania a new way to save on their energy costs via a partnership with Talen Energy Partners.

Fiber-based Ethernet, P2P microwave dominated small cell backhaul in 2015, says research firm

While the wireless industry's move to outdoor small cells has been relatively slow, wireline-based Ethernet fiber and point-to-point (P2P) microwave led the market in terms of revenue in 2015. According to a new IHS report, the global outdoor small cell backhaul equipment market totaled $117 million. In 2011, 42,600 outdoor small cell backhaul connections were built out in 2015 and IHS has forecast that figure will rise to 878,000 in 2020.

AT&T defends streamlining TDM-to-IP process

AT&T is defending its record on TDM-to-IP trials in Alabama and Florida, calling out Public Knowledge's statement about its request to streamline the transition process.

AT&T, others say new submarine reporting rules 'flawed,' lack real analysis

The FCC approved rules that require submarine cable operators to report significant outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable. But AT&T and others say the measure is flawed.

Equinix says $60B hybrid cloud market to benefit from enterprise, SaaS provider migration

Equinix and other large data center providers will gain potential new revenue growth opportunities as more enterprises and SaaS providers migrate to the private and hybrid clouds.

Bell Canada's MTS deal gets shareholder thumbs-up

Bell Canada's pending acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services overcame a major hurdle this week as MTS shareholders have voted 99.6 percent in favor of the deal.

Smart home devices slow to catch on in U.S. broadband households

Comcast's recent purchase of iControl may be a signal that service providers are trying to get a piece of the smart home services market, but in reality these services aren't resonating with consumers.

AT&T West, CWA continue labor contract negotiations, hash out work assignments

AT&T employees represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union have worked out grievance and unfair labor issues.