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 sbuckley@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

Cisco takes aim at Juniper in new campaign

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) may be the two fiercest rivals in the router space, but for much of their history they never spoke out against one another until now. As Cisco looks to

Synergy Research: SaaS-based conferencing boosts UC applications market

As more businesses leverage Software as a Service (SaaS)-based web conferencing, they are using more Unified Communications applications. Synergy Research Group attributed the 11 percent increase

Windstream begins work on Kentucky broadband stimulus project

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) has put the backhoe in the ground for its first broadband stimulus project in Shepherdsville, Ky., an upgrade of its existing network. Windstream's East coast coverage

8X8 deepens hosted call center portfolio via Contactual acquisition

8x8's (Nasdaq: EGHT) latest acquisition of Contactual, a cloud-based call center and customer interaction management solution provider, illustrates the ongoing moves service providers are taking to

Verizon to deploy 100 Gbps optical on 10 U.S. routes this year

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has taken another step forward in its 100 Gbps drive by deploying Ciena's (Nasdaq: CIEN) 100 Gbps coherent transport system on another portion of its U.S. backbone network. This

Cincinnati Bell employs Calix's C7 for its VDSL2 expansion effort

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) has selected Calix's (NYSE: CALX) C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) as the platform of choice in expanding the hybrid copper/fiber-based VDSL2 portion of its Fioptics

CenturyLink hints at expanding IPTV into Qwest markets, delivering SMB-based cloud services

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) may finally be making a move to extend its Prism IPTV service to Qwest markets over the acquired company's Fiber to the Node (FTTN) last mile network infrastructure. Speaking

Yahoo's Bartz ouster ignites new AOL merger possibilities

With Carol Bartz now out of Yahoo!'s (Nasdaq: YHOO) picture, AOL's (NYSE: AOL) CEO Tim Armstrong is revisiting his idea to merge the two Internet providers, according to two people with the matter in

Internap's CEO Cooney won't sell company, despite rapid data center consolidation trend

There may be a lot of consolidation going on in the data center space as more service providers look to cash in on the burgeoning cloud and managed services opportunity, but Internap is happy to

Utilities Telecom Council: Utility telecom spending could reach $3.2B in 2011

As U.S.-based utilities move ahead with their smart grid plans they will spend more of their capital dollars on telecom equipment and services throughout 2011, a new study by the Utilities Telecom