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

Broadview Networks files for Chapter 11 protection

Broadview Networks on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York that includes a "pre packaged" restructuring plan.

Examining the benefits, realities of unified communications

The IT and telecom industries are in agreement that there are a number of benefits to unified communications. However, early UC adopters face a number of near-term challenges.

Tellabs chairman Michael J. Birck to retire next year

Michael Birck, Tellabs' current chairman and founder, on Friday announced he would retire following the 2013 annual stockholders meeting.

FCC temporarily suspends effort to deregulate special access

The FCC voted 3-2 to temporarily suspend rules that automatically granted requests to change prices on special access services that incumbent telcos sell to competitive service providers and wireless operators.

Openreach to hire 400 engineers as it continues to scale its last mile fiber network

Openreach, the unit of BT that provides last mile access to BT Retail and other competitive providers, on Friday said it is going to hire 400 new engineers as it ramps up its fiber-based broadband network build out.

Orange remains dominant global Ethernet player, says Vertical Systems Group

Orange Business Services, the business services arm of France Telecom, continues to dominate the global Ethernet services market in terms of port shares, as seen in Vertical Systems Group's mid-2012 global provider Ethernet Leaderboard.

Hibernia Atlantic names CME Group as latest PoP on its GFN

Hibernia Atlantic on Thursday added CME Group, a risk management provider for the financial industry, as a new Point of Presence (PoP) on its Global Financial Network (GFN).

Mammoth Networks upgrades core network sites to Ethernet

Mammoth Networks, a competitive wholesale virtual network aggregator serving mainly rural Western U.S. markets, on Friday completed a core network upgrade in a number of the Western U.S. states it serves.

Vodafone New Zealand selects Ciena to upgrade data network to 100G

Vodafone New Zealand is wasting no time to further its growing presence in the region, announcing that it has lit a new 100G data network in the country.

DukeNet Communications advances its Ethernet, fiber footprint

DukeNet Communications, a joint venture of Duke Energy and Alinda Capital, is expanding the fiber-based Ethernet footprint in the Southeast region it serves.