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

Ovum: Optical component segment revenue rose 35% in 2010

Optical components saw its strongest growth in ten years, rising 35 percent with $5.6 billion in revenues in 2010, according to a new Ovum report. Although the OC market led the telecom market

Packet switching pioneer Paul Baran passes away at 84

Paul Baran, one of the Internet's early technology pioneers, died last Saturday after a battle with lung cancer. Baran is best known for creating the "packet-switching" concept, which bundles data

AT&T turns on U-verse channel in Nashville

AT&T (NYSE: T) continues to ramp up its U-verse service presence in Tennessee, reaching 260,000 living units in the Nashville, Tenn. market. Launching U-verse services in Nashville is part of an

FairPoint to make up $7 million in penalties to Vt. by expanding broadband

FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP) wants to get back into the good graces of Vermont's consumers, and to do that it's going to settle the $7 million in service quality penalties by bringing

Verizon brings FiOS to upstate New York to challenge Time Warner Cable

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has decided that New York's Capital Region is a great place to take on dominant cable operator Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI) with its FiOS triple play bundle. Announced last

Infinera appoints Deryck Robinson as VP of Subsea Sales

Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) has promoted Deryck Robinson as its new Vice President of Subsea Sales in an effort to capitalize in ongoing SLTE (Submarine Line Terminal Equipment) growth. Robinson will

Australian Senate approves National Broadband Network legislation, with concessions

The Australian Senate passed new legislation for the country's National Broadband Network (NBN) after it had to extend its recent parliamentary session to complete some last minute details. Citing an

Verizon Wireless' ongoing LTE drive creates a lush wireline-based backhaul opportunity

While AT&T's (NYSE: T) proposed $39 billion bid for rival T-Mobile was the main talk of the town at last week's CTIA Wireless show, Verizon's move to further expand its LTE network coverage will

California Connects leverages $10.9 million BTOP grant to bring broadband to 61,000 people

California Connections, a program that's funded through a $10.9 million grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) administered by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's National

Endstream gets CLEC license in Florida

Endstream, an emerging retail and wholesale competitive provider, will soon be able to offer its suite of services to medium and large businesses and carriers in Florida. Beginning in Q2 2011, the