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

AT&T signs three-year contract extension with DirecTV

AT&T (NYSE: T) has extended its relationship with DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) so it can use satellite service as a gap filler in areas where it currently does not offer its U-verse IPTV service. Under

Week in research: 40G, 100G transceiver shipments rise; Utilities hone in on M2M

100G transceiver market to surpass 40G: In its latest 10G/40G/100G Optical Transceivers Market Size and Forecast, Infonetics says that by 2013, 100G will surpass 40G product growth. The research firm

China, Russia cited as cyber threats to the U.S.

A new report released today claims that both China and Russia are leveraging what it calls "cyber espionage" to enhance their respective countries' economic development. The new "Foreign Spies

Verizon sued over FairPoint's bankruptcy by litigation trust

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) may have shed a large bulk of wireline assets that it felt weren't worth keeping by selling them off to FairPoint (Nasdaq: FRP) and Frontier (NYSE: FTR), respectively, but now a

CenturyLink Q3: Doubles operating revenues, increases broadband subscribers

CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) plan to transform itself from a small town landline telco and into a major national and international player via acquisitions showed signs of paying off in Q3 2011 as

Level 3 beats Q3 estimates, but Global Crossing acquisition widens losses

Level 3 Communications' (NYSE: LVLT) third quarter results were a bit of a mixed bag. The service provider surpassed Wall Street's revenue expectations, but its acquisition of Global Crossing

FairPoint's Q3 revenue stays flat, sees gains in broadband, wireless backhaul

FairPoint Communications (Nasdaq: FRP), like many traditional wireline carriers, saw traditional landline voice losses continue to eat into their revenue base while it ramped up more profitable

Chronicling new technology paths to 100G

FierceTelecom takes a look at the bevy of new technologies that are making 100G more affordable for service providers to deploy. Wide-scale deployment of 100 Gbps technology in long haul will happen

Bell Aliant's wireline voice losses drag down revenues to $698M

Bell Aliant (Toronto: BA-UN.TO) may be making a concerted effort to establish a larger portfolio of next-gen fiber and IP-based services, but wireline voice losses drove down company earnings to CAD

Ericsson wins "non-exclusive" New Zealand Chorus UFB fiber cable deal

Ericsson has been chosen by Chorus, the wholesale arm that will soon be spun out of Telecom New Zealand, to provide fiber cable for its contribution to the country's Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB)