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

Level 3 beats Q3 estimates, but Global Crossing acquisition widens losses

Level 3 Communications' (NYSE: LVLT) third quarter results were a bit of a mixed bag. The service provider surpassed Wall Street's revenue expectations, but its acquisition of Global Crossing

FairPoint's Q3 revenue stays flat, sees gains in broadband, wireless backhaul

FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP), like many traditional wireline carriers, saw traditional landline voice losses continue to eat into their revenue base while it ramped up more profitable

Chronicling new technology paths to 100G

FierceTelecom takes a look at the bevy of new technologies that are making 100G more affordable for service providers to deploy. Wide-scale deployment of 100 Gbps technology in long haul will happen

Bell Aliant's wireline voice losses drag down revenues to $698M

Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO) may be making a concerted effort to establish a larger portfolio of next-gen fiber and IP-based services, but wireline voice losses drove down company earnings to CAD

Ericsson wins "non-exclusive" New Zealand Chorus UFB fiber cable deal

Ericsson has been chosen by Chorus, the wholesale arm that will soon be spun out of Telecom New Zealand, to provide fiber cable for its contribution to the country's Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB)

Zayo employs Cyan to target Ethernet, wavelength opportunities in New York

Zayo is the latest service provider to employ Cyan Networks' Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP) platform as key element of its Manhattan network upgrade. With the Cyan gear, the

NTELOS completes spinoff of its wireline business Lumos Networks

NTELOS (Nasdaq: NTLS) has officially spun off its wireline business, which will now be known Lumos Networks, so it can exclusively focus its attention on being a wireless-only service provider. Lumos

Pinpointing 2011's top 10 competitive provider executives

I'd like to call your attention to our 2011 top 10 competitive provider leaders feature, in which FierceTelecom profiles the executives changing the dynamics of the competitive telecom industry.

FairPoint settles with Vermont regulators over service quality issues

FairPoint (Nasdaq: FRP) has apparently made enough progress in overcoming the service challenges it had in Vermont by reaching a $1.6 million settlement with the state's Public Service Department

Study: Competition will drive down regional GigE transit price disparities

While it is true that IP transit service prices are declining, a new TeleGeography report revealed that they differ dramatically depending on the market. Between the period of Q3 2007 and Q3 2011,