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

Skype ends 2010 with 663 million users and a 20 percent revenue increase

Skype's desire to go public appears to be coming during a time when the VoIP provider is seeing continued subscriber and revenue growth. In its recent SEC filing, Skype reported that it had 663

Telmex to create division targeting rural areas

Telmex (NYSE: TMX) has decided that the best way to serve its rural customers would be to develop a new unit called Telmex Social that focuses entirely on that market. Through the new plan, which

Cisco serves up lower-priced umi video calling system

By lowering the price of its umi video calling system, it's clear that Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) has realized that no matter how compelling residential video calling could be, mainstream consumers don't

Michael Ashby returns to Calix's CFO chair

Calix (NYSE: CALX) did not have to look to far when it needed a candidate to fill its CFO post. Instead it turned to its board and asked Michael Ashby to rejoin the company as its new EVP and CFO.

Ookla adds social networking feature to its Speedtest.net site

Ookla users will now be able to share their broadband experience as the company has added some key enhancements to its Speedtest.net broadband speed test website. Among the new enhancements is a

Ciena's (Nasdaq: CIEN) fiscal Q1 sales up amidst losses and weak Q2 outlook

Ciena's (Nasdaq: CIEN) fiscal Q1 earnings got a boost from its acquisition of Nortel's Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) division, but that wasn't enough to offset wider losses and a second quarter

CRTC approves Bell Canada's CTV acquisition with conditions

Bell Canada's (NYSE: BCE) dream of becoming an integrated telecom and entertainment provider came closer to reality as Canada's regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications

EarthLink wraps up phase 1 of East Tenn. middle mile network project

EarthLink Business (Nasdaq: ELNK), the newly formed business unit of EarthLink, has completed Phase I of the Eastern Middle Mile Fiber Project in eastern Tennessee. The network extension is being

AT&T's WiFi STB gets green light from the FCC

AT&T's (NYSE: T) desire to get around bad wireline connections in the home network took another step forward as the FCC approved its Cisco ISB7005 AT&T U-Verse WiFi-capable set top box (STB).

UTC President and CEO Bill Moroney to retire this year

William Moroney, President and CEO of the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), will retire from the industry group this year after running the industry organization for over 13 years. During his tenure,