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

iiNet confirms it is buying TransACT for $60M

iiNet, a competitive Australian service provider, made it official that it is going to acquire TransACT for AUD 60 million (USD 60 million) following a number of reports that the pair were finalizing

FCC goes public with its ambitious Connect America Fund

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken the covers off its $4.5 billion "Connect America Fund," an effort that is designed to subsidize broadband service in rural hard to reach areas,

FiberLight lends connection to the North Georgia Network

North Georgia Networks (NGN), an eight-member consortium in Georgia that's building a 1,000-mile fiber middle mile optical network across North Georgia, has established a connection with FiberLight

NBN Co. names Ralph Steffens as COO

NBN Co. has added Ralph Steffens to its management roster as the company's first Chief Operating Officer as part of a broader effort to bolster its management team to run its nationwide wholesale

NTT Communications furthers its IP network reach in Eastern Europe

NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) will now be able to offer multinational corporations (MNCs) and service providers even more connectivity options as it expands the reach of its global IP network with

Summing up SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2011

FierceTelecom's sister publication FierceCable was on site at the SCTE 2011 Cable-Tec Expo 2011 in Atlanta last week, covering keynotes and panels. Take a look at the pre-show and on-site article.

BT extends global reach of its E-Line, E-LAN Ethernet services

BT (NYSE: BT) has cast an even wider Ethernet by bringing its Ethernet Connect services to 28 countries and debuting its international E-LAN service. As its adaptive Ethernet VPN service, BT's

Huawei, ZTE face new security investigation from U.S. lawmakers

Huawei and ZTE (Shenzhen: 000063.SZ) may be keen on conquering the U.S. telecom market, but they are now facing yet another setback as the House Intelligence Committee has launched an investigation

PAETEC secures contract to provide Texas DIR wireline and wireless services

PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET) is the latest service provider to win a contract to sell its services to the State of Texas Dept. of Information Resources (DIR). Under the terms of the agreement with the DIR,

Week in research: VoLTE, VAS show promise; MNCs prefer on-net VPN connections

Ciena a favorite optical vendor: Service providers have spoken and their optical vendor of choice is Ciena (Nasdaq: CIEN), according to Infonetics' "Optical Equipment Features and Vendor Leadership: