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

8x8 program enables VARs, resellers to build a cloud service strategy

8x8 (Nasdaq: EGHT) has made its latest mark in the cloud services market by unveiling its new 8x8 Business Partner Program, an initiative targeting agents, resellers and traditional hardware VARs a

Hawaiian Telcom's TV franchise allows it to compete against Oceanic Time Warner

The days of Oceanic Time Warner's near monopoly on Hawaii's TV may be numbered as it will soon face a new competitor in Hawaiian Telcom, which just received a cable TV license. Last Friday,

Telefonica Brazil pushes toward goal of 1 million FTTH customers by 2015

Telefonica Brazil is moving forward with plans to expand its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) coverage to about 1 million homes this year with an emphasis on the Sao Paulo region. Already, Telefonica Brazil

ABRY Partners purchases Masergy Communications

ABRY Partners' latest move to acquire Masergy Communications is evidence of the interest that private equity companies have in purchasing competitive telecom service providers. While ABRY is not

Orange serves up new cloud-based UC service

Orange Business Services is furthering its place in the Unified Communications and cloud services arena with the debut of its Business Together a Service offering, a UC solution that offers UC

Nokia Siemens Networks continues to weigh future options

Nokia and Siemens may have not reached a final deal to sell a controlling interest in Nokia Siemens Networks, but that does not mean there aren't other suitors interested in the company. According to

HickoryTech joins the Russell 2000 Index

HickoryTech (Nasdaq: HTCO), an independent ILEC that continues to expand its business and consumer broadband portfolio, has taken a seat on the U.S. small cap Russell 2000 Index. By becoming a member

Zayo's Cincinnati network expansion targets wholesale, business opportunities

Zayo, in response to one of its large wholesale customer's service needs, has put its backhoe in action to expand its fiber network in Cincinnati, Ohio. Unlike the 1990s "build-it-and-they-will-come"

Verizon's east coast CWA, IBEW union workers begin contract negotiations

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and the two of the largest unions representing workers in the telecom industry--the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

FairPoint close to reaching VT broadband expansion goals

FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP) has nearly completed its $66 million broadband expansion project in its Vermont serving territory. Michael Smith, FairPoint's Vermont President, said that the