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

House members ask Homeland Security to monitor social networking sites for terrorist threats

Two members of the U.S. Congress believe that the Dept. of Homeland Security's best sources to weed out "current or emerging threats" are social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In December,

Telefonica employs Deutsche Telekom for fiber-based wireless backhaul

Telefonica Germany's (NYSE: TEF) latest agreement to get fiber-based backhaul services from its main rival Deutsche Telekom (XETRA: DTE.DE) illustrates the idea that wireless operators need multiple

Verizon, Sprint, USTelecom join challengers to USF reform plan

Sprint (NYSE: S), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and the USTelecom Association are the latest to rail against the FCC's move to realign the Universal Service Fund. Genachowski Currently set on

tw telecom to deliver services to government agencies in GSA's Region 9

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) has struck another win its government services column as it has secured a contract from the from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for voice and data services

iiNet and Primus establish wholesale agreements with NBN Co.

iiNet and Primus are amongst the first two Australian service providers to strike a wholesale broadband agreement (WBA) with NBN Co. to provide services to their respective retail customers. With the

Happy birthday, Dr. King

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday, FierceTelecom will not be published on Monday, but we'll be back in your inbox bright and early on Tuesday morning. Enjoy the long weekend.--Sean

Infonetics: Service provider 40G/100G optical transition gains momentum

It is hard not to notice the flurry of service provider activity in 40G/100G optical networking lately, a trend that Infonetics Research believes is an "unstoppable" force. In its new "40G/100G

Cross River Fiber adds telecom veterans Mike Sevret, Jim Martini

Cross River Fiber, an emerging dark fiber provider based in New Jersey, has added Mike Sevret and Jim Martini to its growing management team. Sevret, who comes to the CLEC from Optimum Lightpath

Telstra International extends Ethernet private line service reach

Telstra International (ASX: TLS.AX) is taking two new steps to make it easier for its MNC customers to order global Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service with Ethernet half circuits and a new

AT&T takes leadership spot on Gartner's APAC service provider quadrant

AT&T's (NYSE: T) ongoing movement in the Asia Pacific telecom market is paying off as Gartner recognized the telco as one the leaders in its "Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service