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

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

Telstra finalizes $11.6B National Broadband Network transition plan

Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) has at long last wrapped up its agreement to surrender its wireline assets to the Australian government for their National Broadband Network initiative. This agreement comes

Verizon's Terremark offers new cloud capabilities, clarifies marketing message

Terremark, which is now a wholly-owned services subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE: VZ), is expanding its suite of cloud, security and IT services to target enterprise customers in not only North America,

SaskTel names Alcatel-Lucent as key vendor in its FTTP initiative

SaskTel is once again putting Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) to work in its Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) program that will reach in nine of its nine largest urban centers. Under the auspices of its Next

Sprint to extend Tata videoconferencing services to enterprise customers

Sprint (NYSE: S) is the latest service provider to reach an agreement with Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL) to provide the Indian provider's telepresence services to its enterprise customer base.

AT&T Labs appoints telecom industry veteran Krish Prabhu as its new president

Krish Prabhu has done a 360-degree tour of duty in the telecom industry, one that's now landed him at AT&T Labs (NYSE: T). He will replace current CEO Keith Cambron, who is retiring from his post