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

How can service providers blend OTT with traditional TV service?

YouTube may have caught the hearts and minds of broadband users as a way to see the latest clip of Justin Bieber acting up on stage or Johnny Knoxville doing a new stunt, but unless there's...

CenturyLink rumored to make bid on tw telecom

CenturyLink could be a possible suitor for tw telecom, a profitable competitive provider serving the business services market which may be putting itself up for sale.

EAGLE-Net: We're not overbuilding in Colorado

The EAGLE-Net Alliance (ENA), an "intergovernmental" cooperative building a middle mile network to deliver optical services to local government agencies, hospitals, libraries and schools, on Monday refuted arguments that it is overbuilding in markets where there's already a broadband service provider present.

BT to provide managed services to British American Tobacco

BT on Monday won a $100 million global managed services deal with British American Tobacco, illustrating that it can effectively compete in the growing consumer packaged goods (CPG) segment.

Zayo completes purchase of USCarrier

Zayo Group on Tuesday wrapped up its acquisition of the remaining piece of USCarrier Telecom (USCarrier), a service provider that it initially gained a 50 percent stake in following its acquisition of American Fiber Systems (AFS) in 2010.

AT&T completes network upgrade for Subsea 7

AT&T has put the finishing touches on Subsea 7's global IP VPN network upgrade, one that will cover over 30 of the company's worldwide sites.

Accenture bolsters video skill set by acquiring Nokia Siemens Networks' IPTV unit

Accenture on Monday acquired Nokia Siemens Networks' IPTV software, a move that will immediately enhance the systems integration and services company's over-the-top video capabilities with a broader set of integration and software components.

Keeping tabs on this year's ITEXPO 2012 event

The ITEXPO 2012 conference is in full swing, and Samantha Bookman, managing editor of FierceMarkets' wireline group, is on site in Austin, Texas, covering the conference for our sister...

CenturyLink decides to cancel debt offer for Qwest

CenturyLink on Monday decided to cancel a tender offer by its Qwest Communications subsidiary and a concurrent public offering of its senior debt securities, a move that was supposed to extend the life and reduce the interest rate of its current debt and pay down debt.

Ghana taps Alcatel-Lucent for e-government project

Ghana's National Information Technology Agency tapped Alcatel-Lucent to help it extend a number of online services to government agencies in remote parts of the country.