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

Sprint paves 100G, 400G optical network core path with Ciena

Sprint is laying a foundation to scale the speed of its optical backbone network by deploying Ciena's 6500 Packet Optical Platform. 

Juniper names low latency expert Andrew Bach as its financial services chief architect

Andrew Bach, a name that's become synonymous with the low latency networking movement in the financial services industry, has joined Juniper Networks as the vendor's new chief architect for its Financial Services Team.

FCC debates whether DSL or FTTP is best fit for the Connect America fund

The Federal Communications Commission wants to know if Fiber to the Premises or hybrid copper/fiber Fiber to the Node is the best option to fill the broadband availability gap in rural communities.

AT&T wireline union workers protest in California, Nevada

AT&T's ongoing negotiations with their wireline union workforce took a turn late last week when thousands of employees in their California and Nevada regions walked off the job in a one-day protest.

Telecom New Zealand establishes wholesale agreement with Northpower Fibre

Telecom New Zealand will soon be able to deliver fiber-based broadband services to the Whangarei region Ultra Fast Broadband initiative by signing a wholesale agreement with Northpower Fibre.

Verizon to deploy Juniper's PTX for its converged MPLS core network

Verizon is taking another step in its next-gen technology evolution with plans to deploy Juniper's new PTX Series, a move that will enable them to collapse all of its disparate MPLS-based networks onto a common core network.

TDS complements its cloud, managed service portfolio with Vital Support Systems acquisition

TDS is once again going to the acquisition well to expand its data center and cloud portfolio by striking a deal for Des Moines-based Vital Support Systems.

ILECs grew video, business and broadband power in Q1 2012

With the Q1 2012 earnings season coming to an end, FierceTelecom is taking the time to size up the performance of the top 10 ILECs. Take a look at how the big telecom players performed in terms of quarterly earnings, broadband and video subscriber additions, and M&A activity.

Slim's Embratel looks to snap up remaining shares in Brazil cable operator Net Servicos

Carlos Slim, via his Brazil-based operations Embratel, is moving to purchase the rest of the shares in Brazil-based cable operator Net Servicos de Comunicacao it does not already own. As reported by...

AT&T South Carolina achieves DHS disaster preparedness certification

AT&T (NYSE: T) has completed the requirements to gain the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) certification for disaster preparedness in its South Carolina region. This certification...