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

First Communications broadens Ethernet reach with Ethernet DIA

First Communications may not have the name recognition of AT&T (NYSE: T) or Verizon (NYSE: VZ), but the service provider's Business Services Group (BSG) is offering an alternative Ethernet-based

Week in research: Optical networking rebounds in Q2; Service providers embrace SaaS for internal functions

Optical network hardware spending saw uptick in Q2: What a difference one quarter makes. Following an 11 percent decrease in Q1 2011, overall global optical network equipment sales rose 13 percent in

CenturyLink won't buy Sprint, will focus on business, broadband opportunities

While rumors have been swirling around that CenturyLink may purchase Sprint--a company that interestingly enough spun out EMBARQ as a separate wireline division in 2006--CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL)

UPDATED: AT&T takes five-step approach to its IPv6-only transition

AT&T (NYSE: T) would like to migrate all of its networks and end-user customers to an IPv6-only environment, but realizes that the process will take a number of years, an Inquirer article says.

tw telecom wins State of Texas IP service contract

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) struck yet another coup in the state & local government sector by winning a five-year contract with the State of Texas. Under the terms of contract, tw telecom will

Sizing up the wireline industry's Q2 performance metrics

FierceTelecom takes a look at how the top ten service providers performed in the second quarter of 2011. In this special report we look at revenue, broadband, business, video growth and inevitable

Home Gateway Initiative adds major Asian players to its roster

The Home Gateway Initiative's membership just got an Asian boost as major technology vendors--Sumitomo Electric, Hitachi, Shenzhen GongJin and Ralink--joined the group. Each of these new Asian

Sprint's wireline managed router service takes top Nemertes award

These days, Sprint (NYSE: S) may be best known for its wireless service, but winning Nemertes' 2011 Pilothouse awards as a Top Provider among Market Challengers for Managed Router Services shows that

Australia's Internode incorporates IPv6 service into its broadband repertoire

Australian-based competitive service provider Internode has debuted an IPv6 service as part of its broadband service portfolio. Simon Hackett, Internode managing director: "Done right, most

Cisco's cost cutting efforts drive revenues past analyst expectations

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) was able to achieve what most onlookers thought would be impossible by beating out Wall Street analysts' fiscal Q4 earnings expectations through its ongoing cost cutting