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

CenturyLink, Frontier will need to increase capital to compete with Charter and Comcast

CenturyLink and Frontier are going to face more powerful competitive forces in Charter Communications and Comcast, two cable operators that have been increasing their network footprints via acquisitions and organic builds while upping broadband speeds in multiple markets.

NFV software to drive rapid growth to $15B by 2020, research firm says

As large service providers like AT&T and Verizon move forward with their virtualization plans to simplify service delivery and activation, IHS Markit forecasts that the NFV market will scale from $2.7 billion today to $15.5 billion by 2020.

Enginuity Communications acquires Pulsecom's assets, deepens Ethernet, SONET products

Enginuity Communications has acquired Pulse Communications assets in a deal that will broaden its Ethernet and SONET product portfolios. Financial terms of the acquisition were not revealed.

Over 24% of U.S. broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020, says research firm

Smart home applications may still be seen as a novelty, but in-home security is on the rise with Parks Associates forecasting that about 24 percent of U.S. broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020. The research firm added that over 50 percent will have a smart home controller and 26 percent will have a home security system.

Verizon faces New Jersey regulator hearings over DSL service performance

Verizon is facing two hearings with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to address problems that a number of residential and business customers have had with its DSL service.

CenturyLink wins $29M disaster recovery services deal with U.S. banking overseer

CenturyLink has won a contract with a $29 million ceiling to provide disaster recovery services to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which oversees the U.S. banking system.

Macro-economic uncertainty, Brexit to drive new cloud adoption, says research group

Britain's pending exit from the European Union and macro-economic uncertainty is creating a perfect storm to drive up shipments of cloud-based server units.

AT&T Western Electric arm's president Procknow passes away at 93

Donald Procknow, the former president of the AT&T Bell System-era manufacturing arm Western Electric, passed away at 93.

AT&T brings NFV on-demand service to 76 countries, territories

AT&T has officially launched its NFV on demand service in 76 countries and territories, allowing multinational businesses to reduce network costs and service activation time.

Zayo snags $50M, 20-year dark fiber contract with major service provider

Zayo Group has won a $50 million, 20-year dark fiber network deal, enabling an unnamed large service provider to immediately expand its service area throughout the United States.