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

Analysys Mason: Copper, not FTTH, is the best near-term broadband strategy

Fiber to the home (FTTH) may hold great promise with an unlimited bandwidth capacity, but a new report from Analysys Mason argues that service providers should take a conservative approach to last

Lightower wraps up Veroxity purchase

Competitive service provider Lightower has completed its acquisition of Veroxity Technology Partners, a provider of fiber based data and Internet connectivity. Lightower's acquisition comes with a

SEC settles suit with Qwest's former CEO Joseph Nacchio

Joseph Nacchio, Qwest's (NYSE: Q) former disgraced CEO, won another battle as the Securities and Exchange Commission settled their case with the once high-flying executive. In its lawsuit, the SEC

SingTel considers bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide

SingTel, according a report in The Independent, could be making a run at Cable & Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CWP.L). Although the report did not reveal any sources, SingTel has talked to Asian and

France Telecom dismisses Deutsche Telekom merger rumors

France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) may be looking for ways to diversify through acquiring assets in emerging markets, but one deal it's not going to make is a merger with Deutsche Telekom (XETRA: DTE.DE).

Verizon's 10, 15 Mbps DSL service is great if you can actually get it

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) this week introduced new 10 and 15 Mbps DSL speed tiers in its non-FiOS markets in what could be seen as another defensive play against cable. Residential and SMB customers that

Telefonica gives subscribers free wireline, wireless broadband speed upgrades

Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch? Well, if you're a Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) wireline or wireless subscriber, you're going to get a free bandwidth upgrade. By the end of 2011, the

China Telecom Americas deepens U.S. Ethernet presence through CENX

China Telecom Americas (NYSE: CHA) is looking to gain a stronger foothold in the U.S. Ethernet market and it has found that solution in Ethernet exchange provider CENX. Initially, China Telecom

BT applies Onevoice product to large business market segment

BT (NYSE: BT) has found that its acquisition of Ribbit, one that gave the provider its Google Voice-style Onevoice product, could also have utility for its large business customers. As part of its

XO conducts coherent 100 Gbps optical network trial

XO Communications (OTC BB: XOHO.OB) has just completed its trial of 100 Gbps coherent optical transmission on a 1348 km route on its U.S. network. During the trial, XO leveraged Infinera's (Nasdaq: