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

Huawei, Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent take charge of the WDM market

Amidst a challenging economy and slower spending at all of the larger service providers, the WDM (wave division multiplexing) optical market appears to be holding its own, a new Dell'Oro report indicates.

Following this year's 10 biggest cable customer service nightmares

Cable operators may be stepping up their customer service efforts, but like anything in the cable or telecom industry, there are always gaffes that will emerge.

Reliance Globalcom upgrades FEA network to 100G

Reliance Globalcom on Tuesday revealed that it has upgraded its FLAG Europe-Asia (FEA) submarine cable network, one it tried to take public earlier this year, to 100G.

Cincinnati Bell employs Ruckus for its managed WiFi service

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) on Tuesday named Ruckus Wireless as its WiFi vendor of choice, and will use its products to support three of its managed WiFi offerings: enterprise managed services, Wi-Fi hotspot and emerging metro public access.

Zayo's fiber network is now connected to 10,000 buildings

Zayo Group on Tuesday reached its 10,000 on-net building milestone, enabling it to offer high bandwidth services to a large mix of enterprise and wholesale service provider customers.

Greece's OTE debuts VDSL double-play data, voice package

OTE, Greece's incumbent service provider, on Tuesday became the latest telco to begin offering a VDSL-based broadband service.

Unified communications breathes new business revenue life into rural telcos

For many smaller independent ILECs, which have spent much of their 100-plus year lives selling nothing more than traditional POTS, unified communications for businesses is becoming a new revenue savior. As the PSTN declines, UC could mean the difference between survival or extinction.

Wireline broadband to get boost from IPTV, OTT service

The consumer's appetite for managed IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) video is having the added effect of expanding broadband into an additional 745 million homes worldwide by 2017, indicates a new Digital TV Research study.

FairPoint Communications to build New England Telehealth Consortium Network

FairPoint Communications on Tuesday won a four-year, $16 million contract to provide connectivity for the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC).

Savvis brings virtual hosting services to China

Savvis, CenturyLink's cloud and hosted IT subsidiary, on Tuesday added more website hosting capabilities in China to appeal to companies that are trying to establish their web presence in the country.