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

Iowa Utilities Board approves CenturyLink-Qwest deal

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and Qwest (NYSE: Q) can now cross off Iowa Utility Board in the approval process for their pending multi-billion dollar merger deal. Although the two telcos recently got 12

Competitive carriers step into the public sector

When we released our Rising Government Communications Stars in late August, one of the comments that came from one of our readers was that we should look at how competitive service providers serving

HomePlug, WiFi Alliance jointly target smart grid opportunities

The HomePlug Alliance's and the WiFi Alliance's technologies may at first blush be different, but the two groups believe they can be quite complementary so they have entered into a liaison agreement

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) loses landline subs in Q3, but remains bullish about broadband, IP services

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) once again rode the ongoing landline loss trend in Q3 as consumers cut the PSTN cord in favor of a wireless phone to save money on their communications spend. One thing that

Qwest's (NYSE: Q) Q3 landline losses offset by broadband gains

Qwest's (NYSE: Q) ongoing focus on broadband services enabled the service provider to beat analyst expectations in the third quarter. Although the telco saw an 11 percent annual decline in its legacy

Neutral Tandem, Tinet complete network integration process

Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM) has wrapped up the integration process of its IP/MPLS network with Tinet's global Ethernet network to create what it claims will be one of the largest Ethernet

NTT to migrate TDM voice network to IP by 2025

Japan's incumbent wireline operator Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) has set 2025 as a deadline to switch over all of its existing POTS/ISDN lines to IP. Of course, the all-IP drive will be done

Telecom Italia rolls out 100 Mbps FTTH services in Catania

At 53.5 percent, Italy has Europe's lowest residential broadband penetration rate, but Telecom Italia (NYSE: TI) hopes it can change that number with its upcoming 100 Mbps Fiber to the Home (FTTH)

CENX reaches 15 million ESLs, appoints Russ Shriver as SVP of marketing

CENX has reached yet another milestone in its ongoing move into the Ethernet exchange market segment by surpassing the 15 million ESL (Ethernet Service Locations) mark. Interestingly, CENX was able

Spread Networks complements low latency network with colocation services

Spread Networks is complementing its low latency networking service for financial companies and connecting New York and Chicago with new server colocation services. Spread raised eyebrows in the low