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

Oi SA's broadband plan footprint reaches over 2,000 cities

Brazil's Oi SA is now operating its national broadband plan--known as the Plano Nacional de Banda Larga (PNBL)--in 2,005 municipalities.

Bell Canada, investors wrap up Q9 Networks purchase

BCE, Bell Canada's parent company, and a group of investors on Thursday completed their acquisition of Q9 Networks, a data center operator.

Bell Aliant brings Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, onto its FibreOP network

Bell Aliant on Thursday invested CAD 750,000 (USD 760,000) to extend its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network to about 1,500 homes and businesses in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

AT&T leverages Fiserv for its walk-in wireline bill payment system

AT&T on Tuesday signed an agreement with Fiserv to expand its CheckFreePay walk-in bill payment for its wireline and wireless customers.

Gigabit Squared to bring broadband to Mid-South Chicago communities

Gigabit Squared, a municipal broadband provider, on Tuesday won a Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge award under which the state will invest $2 million to help support the service provider's Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program.

Verizon's Q3 wireline earnings get a boost from consumer FiOS services

Verizon on Wednesday reported that it had its third consecutive quarter of double-digit growth year-over-year, with total operational revenues in the third quarter of $29 billion, up 3.9 percent from Q3 2011.

Hawaiian Telcom employs Intrado for next-gen 911 services

Hawaiian Telcom on Wednesday selected Intrado to upgrade its network infrastructure to provide next-generation 911 products and services to public safety answering points (PSAPs) and residents throughout the state.

Belgacom to conduct large-scale VDSL2 vectoring trials

Belgacom on Wednesday confirmed that it will begin a broad customer trial of Alcatel-Lucent's VDSL2 with vectoring technology before the end of 2012.

Tracking the IP services trend at SCTE 2012 in Orlando

The change in attitude among traditional cable operators about IP-based services has been an interesting one to watch, and that trend--from circling the wagons to capitalizing on the opportunities that emerging technologies present--is in full force at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo this week.

OneAccess Networks and BroadSoft strike network management pact

BroadSoft and OneAccess on Wednesday announced that they are offering their BroadCloud PacketSmart product as part of an integrated offering with OneAccess' One1540 multi-service router.