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

Sidera introduces three new Ethernet Classes of Service

Sidera is sweetening its Ethernet service suite with three new Classes of Service (CoS) options that will give its carrier and enterprise customers the ability to prioritize network traffic. Launched

NC governor wants legislature to rework municipal broadband bill, but doesn't veto it

Beverly Perdue, the governor of North Carolina, may have made her opinion known that she does not like the legislature's completed anti-municipal broadband bill, but has no plans to prevent it from

XO enhances its international network reach

XO Communications (OTC BB: XOHO) is responding to the growing need for global connectivity with plans to expand a suite of its international network service elements. When this expansion effort is

CenturyLink wins battle against Silverton, CO over fiber network

Silverton is the only town in Colorado that does not have a fiber connection to the rest of the state, and with a ruling issued by a judge representing the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, it

UK-based Hyperoptic to offer 1 Gbps FTTP service

Hyperoptic, another creation of Boris Ivanovic and Dana Pressman Tobak, the duo who created ISP Be, will soon launch a 1 Gbps Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) service. Initially targeted at residential

GTT broadens customer base with $20M PacketExchange acquisition

GTT, a network service integrator, has instantly expanded its international business by acquiring PacketExchange for $20 million in cash and debt. The acquisition of PacketExchange is significant to

AT&T nears end of its U-verse service buildout

AT&T (NYSE: T) may be on track to pass 30 million homes with U-verse service--one of the fastest growing parts of its wireline business--by the end of 2011, but it appears that they may stop once

Siemens drives NSN to turn a profit, become a competitive force

Siemens wants its Nokia Siemens Networks venture to turn a profit and find a way to compete more effectively against rivals such as Ericsson and Huawei. Joe Kaeser, Siemens' finance director said

US service providers invest over $250B on wireline, wireless broadband expansion

Since 2008, cable, telcos and wireless operators have collectively spent $250 billion to expand mobile and wireline broadband availability to consumers in the United States. The $250 billion figure

CenturyLink's Post debunks Sprint acquisition rumors

Glen Post, CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) CEO and Chairman, believes that with its recent acquisition of Qwest and now its pending deal to buy Savvis it will have the right tools to be a major competitive