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

Cisco enhances cloud software play with minority stake in Parallels

Cisco is continuing its track of building up its software solution set by acquiring a minority stake in Seattle-based Parallels, a developer of hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization, on Thursday.

Hargray enters managed services market via iTech acquisition

Hargray Communications, an independent ILEC and cable provider operating in South Carolina and Georgia, has added managed services to its growing business services roster on Wednesday by reaching a deal to acquire Savannah-based iTech.

Sizing up 2012's top wireline mergers and acquisitions

What were the big merger and acquisition deals that took place in the wireline telecom industry in 2012? FierceTelecom is answering those questions in our fourth annual wireline M&A report where we detail the top deals of the year.

8X8 extends business service reach into Canada

8X8, a competitive cloud and VoIP provider targeting businesses, on Tuesday said it will offer its suite of IP Virtual Office cloud services throughout Canada.

FiOS is great value, where available

Verizon announced yesterday in its Q4 2012 earnings report that 134,000 people signed up for FiOS video service, while another 144,000 people signed up to get the telco's FTTP-based broadband service. But as Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, points out, he still can't get the service where he lives in Southern New Jersey.

TDS turns on Microsoft Mediaroom for its fledgling IPTV service

TDS Telecom has decided to replace the Minerva IPTV platform with Microsoft's Mediaroom for its growing TV platform in Farragut and Mt. Juliet, Tenn.--its two initial IPTV service markets.

Google says FTTP is a real business

Google Fiber has made an impression on Kansas City, Mo., residents and businesses with its 1 Gbps Fiber to the Premises, and its executives are confident that they can replicate that success in other cities.

AT&T and China Telecom serving up new international business services suite

AT&T on Tuesday began offering a broader suite of networking services to multinational corporations that are expanding their presence in China through its long-running relationship with carrier partner China Telecom.

Brocade's Carney says company is not for sale

Brocade's new CEO Lloyd Carney is already debunking rumors that it will sell the network vendor to another company.

Enterprises find utility with integrated social media and UC solutions

As large and small businesses try to find new ways to retain and acquire new customers, they are finding their best tools could be new solutions that integrate unified communications and social media.