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

Austin, TX has the fastest download speeds, says Pando Networks

According to a new Pando Networks report, Texas has both the fastest and slowest download speeds among the largest cities in the United States. Austin clocked the fastest average download speeds of

DoJ sues AT&T for IP Relay call abuse; says up to 95% of calls were from foreign callers

AT&T (NYSE: T) has been implicated in a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice of allowing fraudulent users to take advantage of its IP Relay service. According to a filing the made in

Verizon to help reduce third-party mystery fees

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) will no longer let third-party providers levy charges on consumers' wireline telephone bills in a practice that is known as "cramming." U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller heralded

Mexico's Cofetel places wholesale regulations on Telmex

Cofetel, Mexico's telecom regulator, put forth new rules that will require Telmex to incorporate price and quality controls on wholesale services it sells to competitive service providers. The agency

Week in research: SAN equipment to leap 50%; Online video drives home network adoption

SAN equipment to take leap: Driven by ongoing adoption by enterprises of fiber channel adapters, Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapters, and FCoE-capable switches, an

North Florida Broadband Authority gets back on track with middle mile network build

The North Florida Broadband Authority's (NFBA) middle mile project, which had broadband its stimulus funds restored, is now back on track and set to go live at the end of March. When it completes the

CenturyLink realigns its business services unit

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is realigning its business services leadership by consolidating its business and government segments into two common groups. Top to bottom: Ousley, Puckett and Cheek

Tata completes TGN-EA submarine cable system

Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL) has put the final touch on its Tata Global Network-Eurasia (TGN-EA) cable, a new submarine system that extends from Europe to India, through Egypt, with the ability to

NEC bolsters OSS capabilities by acquiring Convergys' IM business

NEC is adding another piece to its growing OSS puzzle by purchasing Convergys' (NYSE: CVG) Information Management (IM) business in a $449 million deal that includes all of IM's Smart Suite Products

FiberLight snags 40-site wireless backhaul deal in Tampa

FiberLight continues to find utility as an alternative wholesale fiber-based wireless backhaul market and its latest agreement to build out its fiber network to over 40 towers in Tampa, Fla. shows