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

Primus acquires Arbinet for $28 million in stock, sells European holdings

With a new management team in place, Primus Telecommunications is making its first big move by acquiring wholesale telecom exchange service carrier Arbinet Corp. Although the deal still has to pass

Colorado's approval of CenturyLink-Qwest merger hinges on $70 million broadband promise

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) were able cross a bunch of major approvals off their checklist this week to proceed with their merger. Following CLEC Integra Telecom's approval on Monday,

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC): Enterprise technology migrations, wireless backhaul to drive new revenue

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC), while suffering the same slowdowns every carrier that serves the business segment faced in the recent recession, was able to do it without making major job or service cuts.

Rumor mill: Vodafone to strike deal for TalkTalk

Could UK's TalkTalk become part of Vodafone's (LSE: VOD.L) empire? Well, a rumor has emerged that Vodafone wants to purchase the UK broadband service provider. According to Telecompaper report

Qwest makes its fiber work for wireless backhaul, consumer broadband, business

Qwest (NYSE: Q) may be in the process of merging with CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), but the near-term desire is to continue focusing on its core strategies around expanding its Fiber to the Node (FTTN)

Verizon lights up European long-haul 100 Gbps backbone link

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is fulfilling more of its 100 Gbps desires as it nears completion of a multi-vendor 100 Gbps Ethernet link for the IP backbone on a segment of its European long-haul network. This

FairPoint forced to pay additional rebates to Maine customers

FairPoint Communications' (Other OTC: FRCMQ.PK) poor customer track record in New England continues to linger as the telco will now have pay another more rebates to Maine consumers. On Tuesday, the

Windstream expands UC VoIP business service presence

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) has expanded the reach of its business unified communications service suite to almost 100 new cities within in its serving area. By allowing businesses to combine their

Italian providers create new company to build out nationwide FTTH network

Once again, a group of Italian service providers have developed a proposal to create company that will build out a national open access Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network. According to a Reuters

Verizon Business wins managed services contract with National Grid

Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) has been tapped by National Grid (NYSE: NGG) to manage its communications services infrastructure. The far-reaching services contract covers everything from wide and local