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

Tata increases ownership in Neotel, creating a new company subsidiary

Tata Communications has upped its stake in South Africa's second-largest wireline service provider Neotel to 61.5 percent. Previously, Tata owned a 49 percent stake in the service provider. By

Calix wins trio of new broadband stimulus contracts in Kansas

Calix (NYSE: CALX) continues to rack up points on its broadband stimulus deployment chart with three new wins from broadband stimulus recipients in Kansas. H&B Communications, Inc. (H&B), JBN

CoreSite becomes TeliaSonera's Los Angeles-based gaming services PoP

CoreSite, a data center provider, will serve as TeliaSonera International Carrier's new Point of Presence (PoP) to serve its gaming, media, and entertainment customers. The new Los Angeles-based PoP

Ericsson beefs up OSS power by acquiring Telcordia for $1.15B

Ericsson confirmed that it has made a $1.15 billion bid to acquire Telcordia, giving the company an enhanced set of OSS/BSS tools it can take to both the wireless and wireline markets it serves. This

Metro Fibrewerx lights up OCAD University's fiber network

Metro Fibrewerx, a provider of dark fiber networks, has built out a fiber network for OCAD University linking its main campus center at 100 McCaul Street in Toronto with multistrand dark fibers to

SK Telecom builds out 40 Gbps network with built-in 100 Gbps path

SK Telecom, Korea's largest wireless operator, is expanding the capacity of its current network to 40 Gbps, a process that includes a foundation to transition to 100 Gbps. Powering the new 40 Gbps

Nortel's patents still up for grabs

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) may have the leading bid for Nortel's remaining patents, but there's still time for other companies interested in snapping up the last bits of the once-mighty telecom vendor.

Telmex forced to reduce rural wireline interconnection fees

Telmex (NYSE: TMX) is once again facing regulatory ire of Cofetel, which is now asking the Mexican incumbent operator to reduce the feeds it charges competitors like Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) to connect

ABI: Multiplay bundles drive $53B in pay TV service revenue

Cable and telco moves to offer competitively priced double, triple and quad-play bundles are driving up pay-TV subscriber numbers and revenues. A new ABI Research report revealed that bundled service

CenturyLink sells $350M senior notes to help fund Savvis acquisition

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is going to sell $350 million of newly-issued unsecured six year senior notes and $1.25 billion of 10-year senior notes to help fund its Savvis acquisition. The six year notes