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

Week in research: Cable STBs see growth in APAC; Service provider security spending climbs

Cable STBs make big splash in Asia: Strong demand for digital cable set top boxes in Asia drove growth in the cable STB market segment in 2011, reports In-Stat. However, in North America the picture

TDS to bring IPTV to 19 more markets

TDS Telecom (NYSE: TDS), like many traditional wireline ILECs, has had to face up to the fact that they'll need new revenue sources like IPTV to offset ongoing wireline voice revenue declines.

Rural telco groups want the FCC to rethink its USF reform program

The FCC's revised Universal Service Fund (USF) program continues to draw fire from rural telco organizations that believe it could be detrimental to the companies they represent. Three

Cable sharpens its business service skills

Can cable MSOs compete with the large incumbent service providers for large business accounts? FierceTelecom's sister publication FierceCable addresses how the cable guys will tackle the business

Acme Packet lowers its Q4 2011 financial forecast

As service providers maintain a tight grip on their purse strings, Acme Packet (Nasdaq: APKT), one of the early Session Border Controller pioneers, is revising its Q4 2011 earnings forecast. The

Canada's CRTC ruling drives TekSavvy to raise broadband prices

As the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) new broadband wholesale rules go into place, competitive broadband provider TekSavvy is being forced to increase its broadband service

Taipei City leverages sewers as FTTH network route

Taipei's city government is set on bringing its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) to 80 percent of the city's homes by 2015, and to reach that goal it is going to leverage the city's sewers as a way to

Bell Canada reduces broadband usage caps

Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE) is once again up to its usage-based billing ways by lowering the amount of bandwidth users can consume on their broadband service package. Although it appeared to take some of

KPN CFO Smits-Nusteling departs over conflict with new management structure

Dutch telephone incumbent KPN (NYSE: KPN) is facing some shifts at the top as CFO Carla Smits-Nusteling decided to leave the company over conflicting views of the management structure that new CEO

AT&T settles patent suit with TiVo for $215M

AT&T (NYSE: T) is going to have to pony up $215 million to TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) as part of its patent infringement settlement with digital video recorder company TiVo, and the two providers have