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 Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

100G to drive $2B growth in optical transceiver market, says Infonetics

As more service providers deploy 100G optical equipment in their core networks, the technology is impacting the growth of optical transceivers, according to a new Infonetics Research study.

BT to run 200 Mbps FTTP trial in 4 UK telephone exchanges

BT Openreach on Thursday announced that it will begin a technical trial of its 220/20 Mbps Generic Ethernet Access FTTP service in four of its telephone exchange areas.

AT&T, CWA Southwest reach tentative agreement

AT&T and the Communications Workers of America District 6 recently came to a tentative agreement with wireline workers in the telco's Southwest territory.

FCC appoints UBB supporter Steven Wildman as chief economist

The FCC on Thursday named Michigan State University professor and communications and media expert Steven Wildman as its new chief economist, a move considered controversial due to his support for usage-based billing (UBB).

Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera to merge in $2 billion deal

Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, on Thursday signed an agreement to acquire both Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks for $2 billion, creating a new service provider with a large on-net and metro fiber footprint.

Hawaiian Telcom and union ratify five-year agreement

Hawaiian Telcom on Friday overcame a long battle with its union employees, who voted to ratify a five-year collective bargaining agreement.

Verizon and cable MSOs get cozy among cable's top 2012 stories

Verizon Wireless made an unprecedented move by partnering with four of the largest cable MSOs--Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks--in a series of joint marketing promotions including discounts on premium networks and DVR rentals.

FCC's Lifeline reforms enable it to save $214M on the program

The FCC on Thursday said that the reform of its Lifeline program enabled it save $214 million. This is $14 million more than the $200 million goal it had set when it announced program reforms at the beginning of the year.

Australia's ACCC postpones approval of Telstra's Adam Internet acquisition

Telstra's move to purchase Adam Internet has hit a snag as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission wants more time to examine various competition issues.

Deutsche Telekom submits VDSL2 vectoring application to German regulator

Deutsche Telekom on Wednesday said it submitted an application to Germany's Federal Network Agency (FNA) to get permission to use vectoring technology as it gets ready to offer VDSL2 services to consumers and businesses.