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

Telecom Italia brings FTTC network to more cities

Telecom Italia on Tuesday said it has launched its Fiber to the Cabinet (FTTC) services in three cities this month—Rome, Turin and Naples.

Frontier protests West Virginia broadband program grants

Frontier Communications, West Virginia's largest telco, on Tuesday said it is concerned about how the state's Broadband Development Council is going to dole out $3.15 million in broadband service grants next week.

Redknee strikes deal to acquire Nokia Siemens Networks' BSS unit

Nokia Siemens Networks on Wednesday reached a deal to sell its Business Support Systems business to Redknee, signifying another move it has made to sharpen its focus on the mobile broadband market segment.

Skytide presents bullish 2013 outlook for OTT video

Skytide, a video analytics purveyor, is confident that in 2013 a commercially viable over-the-top (OTT) model will emerge that will provide equal growth opportunities for both content owners and ISPs.

Reliance Globalcom brings 40G, OTN onto its FNAL backhaul network

Reliance Globalcom on Tuesday named Ciena as its optical vendor of choice to upgrade its FNAL backhaul network for its self-built intra-Asia submarine cable system.

Level 3, tw telecom establish peering arrangement

Level 3 Communications and tw telecom on Monday struck a new long-term "settlement-free" peering arrangement that allows the two service providers' networks to exchange data.

Verizon takes advantage of Superstorm Sandy to accelerate copper-to-fiber migration

Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon Communications, on Tuesday revealed that the telco will replace the decades-old copper wires that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy with fiber.

Telefonica to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 core router in Argentina, Czech Republic

Telefonica on Tuesday named Alcatel-Lucent as its new core router supplier for networks in Argentina and the Czech Republic.

OVCC compliant videoconferencing services become available

The Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) on Tuesday announced that the first series of OVCC-compliant video conferencing services are being offered by AT&T, BCS Global, Airtel Business, BT, Glowpoint and Orange Business Services.

G.hn faces competition from MoCA, HomePlug networking standards

G.hn, the catch-all wired/wireless home networking standard, is on the verge of becoming part of home networking following provider trials, but it lacks the clout of established home networking standards.