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

RCN divvies up business segments and names new management team

RCN begins a new chapter this week as new parent ABRY Partners completes its $1.2 billion acquisition with a new management team and a realigned company structure. Under the new company structure,

AT&T gets $800 million boost from Sterling Commerce deal

With AT&T's (NYSE: T) $1.4 billion sale of Sterling Commerce to IBM (NYSE: IBM) now complete, the telco will record a one-time pretax gain of $800 million in Q3 2010. AT&T said that the

Rumor mill: Cisco is crafting deal for Skype

Just as it prepares to go public, Skype could be finding itself in the hands of Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), which according to a report in TechCrunch, is making a bid to acquire the VoIP service provider.

Qwest brings cloud-based application recovery to SMBs

With the launch of its Real-Time Application Recovery service, Qwest (NYSE: Q) wants to give SMBs the same access to its cloud computing capabilities that are currently offered to its large business

AT&T lets U-verse users control account from the couch

AT&T (NYSE: T) thinks that their U-Verse customers shouldn't have to go online or call their local service representative to look at the status of their account, but rather right on the

Orange Business beefs up UC play by acquiring Alsy

Orange Business Services is upping the ante of its integrated network and IT enterprise services ambitions by acquiring French-based communications solutions integrator Alsy. Already distributing

Sonus restructures company once again

Sonus (Nasdaq: SONS) is once again tightening up its operations. This time, the VoIP equipment vendor is going to close offices in Ottawa, Canada and Darmstadt, Germany, while relocating its

BT plunks down another $1.5 billion on FTTX network

BT Openreach (NYSE: BT) is ramping up its already aggressive Fiber to the X (FTTX) deployment schedule with plans to invest another $1.5 billion on the network. Part of broader plan to bring

Fiberlight takes network into Charlottesville, Va.

FiberLight believes the Charlottesville, Va. market has a lot of growth potential so it has decided to take its optical network into the region. Building what it claims will provide a low-latency

Home Gateway Initiative event focuses on IPv6 testing, software modularity

As momentum builds around integrating IPv6 capabilities into home gateways, the Home Gateway Initiative has decided to hold a second test event at the end of the year. Set to be held from November 22