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

IIA's Mehlman: special access, copper retirement proposals will delay the IP transition

The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), an industry advocacy group, says that the FCC's recent NPRM governing legacy copper and TDM-based networks to IP-based networks will cause more harm than benefit.

CenturyLink calls for a 5-step process to reform prison calling rates

CenturyLink has outlined to the FCC a five-step plan intended to reform the inmate calling services (ICS) rules. Joining GTL and PayTel, CenturyLink is one of the largest providers of calling services to prisons in the markets it serves.

Vonage says direct number rules will help accelerate VoIP interconnection

Vonage said it agrees with the FCC's recent move to adopt direct numbering rights to interconnected VoIP providers. By providing direct access to numbers, Vonage and other competitive VoIP providers will be able more effectively interconnect with other carriers and accelerate service delivery to consumer and business customers.

Verizon picks Mesosphere DCOS to enhance data center service scale, automation

Verizon will start using Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), a move that it says will enhance data center operations with improvements in automation and scale when deploying applications, services and big data.

C Spire says Clinton and Madison, Miss. qualify for 1 Gbps FTTH service

C Spire said that the towns of Clinton and Madison, Miss., have met the subscriber threshold to get the company's 1 Gbps FTTH service.

Ciena, Huawei, and ZTE take 10 percent share of WDM market in Q2, says research firm

In the metro WDM market, three vendors -- Ciena, Huawei and ZTE -- have taken the dominant position by grabbing over 10 percent share of the market each, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report. On a combined basis, these three vendors hold a market share of 50 percent.

CenturyLink, Consolidated, TDS ask FCC to revamp retransmission consent rules

A group of telcos including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS have asked the FCC to bring consistency to the retransmission consent negotiation process.

Windstream brings broadband wireless service to Philadelphia

Windstream is taking its fixed wireless solution to Philadelphia, adding another market where it will provide complementary network access to its wireline network to business customers.

Hawaiian Telcom accepts $26M in CAF II funds to extend broadband to 11K new locations

Hawaiian Telcom will take $26 million in the FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF-II) funding to extend 10/1 Mbps capable broadband service to over 11,000 unserved rural locations. With a focus on neighbor islands in Hawaii, the telco is now working on a deployment timeline for the six-year period, beginning in 2015 through 2020.

CenturyLink is conducting 100 Mbps over copper trial in Salt Lake City

CenturyLink has begun trialing a new 100 Mbps service over its existing copper network for consumer and business customers in Salt Lake City.