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

NTT demonstrates high density fiber that supports 19 optical paths

NTT, in partnership with Fujikura and Hokkaido University, claim they have demonstrated the "world's highest density optical fiber" using a deployable optical fiber diameter of less than 250 micrometers.

AT&T responds to Google Fiber's $70 challenge with 1 Gbps launch in San Francisco area

AT&T is making another statement in the wake of Google Fiber's move to bring competitively priced FTTH into the San Francisco metro market by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower FTTH service in six areas at the same $70 per month price point.

Frontier issues mea culpa to Dallas-Fort Worth customers, outlines improvement plan

Frontier Communications has hatched a strategy to alleviate service issues in Dallas-Fort Worth under which customers have been suffering since the telco took over Verizon's wireline facilities in Texas in April.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon lose more broadband subscribers in Q1, LRG says

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon and other telcos collectively added just 65,893 broadband subscribers in the first quarter as customers churned to cable operators that can offer higher speeds, particularly in areas where slower speed DSL is the only available broadband service.

Verizon, CWA, IBEW to reignite labor contract negotiations

Verizon and representatives of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) representing nearly 40,000 wireline workers in the Northeast have agreed to come to the negotiating table again.

8X8, Vonage take hold of UCaaS market, says research firm

8X8 is holding its status as the unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market through its dominant position with small businesses and a growing presence in medium and large businesses. "8x8 maintains its leadership due to its large installed base of UCaaS seats, financial position and continued execution on its market strategy," said Diane Myers, senior research director for VoIP, UC and IMS at IHS Technology.

Sprint ropes in Ethernet over Copper, Ethernet over DOCSIS into Ethernet strategy

Sprint is looking to bolster its Ethernet strategy by offering customers the option to access two new options -- Ethernet over Copper (EoC) and Ethernet over DOCSIS (EoDOCSIS) -- via its growing array of access network partners this summer.

AT&T deploys fiber out of region to satisfy business, wireless backhaul demand

AT&T's fiber deployment to homes and businesses isn't just taking place in its own territory as the service provider is finding new business service and backhaul opportunities outside its footprint.

AT&T on track to virtualize 30 percent of its network functions by end of 2016

Speaking to investors during the Jefferies Communications Conference, Scott Mair, senior vice president of technology planning and engineering for AT&T, said that the service provider is on track to hit a major milestone by the end of the year.

Verizon's XO purchase will stifle EoC choices, say Windstream and Transbeam

Verizon's proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications' fiber assets has come under fire from Windstream and Transbeam, which say it could cut off a major alternative source for Ethernet over Copper access.