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

Thunderstorms cause domino outage to Verizon, AT&T Mobility in Manhattan

Severe thunderstorms and telecom equipment are not a good match as illustrated by a recent outage that affected both Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) in Manhattan. A severe

Pace finds entry into tier 1 U.S. telco market through 2Wire acquisition

Pace plc may be well known for its work as a supplier of set top boxes in the UK and U.S.-based cable operators, but it believes it will have a chance to penetrate the U.S. tier 1 telco market by

SMBs will drive new adoption of SIP trunking: report

While business customers' initial reaction to migrating from traditional T1-based voice trunking could aptly be described as "fear," a new Heavy Reading report SIP Trunking Gains More Ground With

Qwest's Heavy Duty Internet ties the broadband dots together

Qwest (NYSE: Q) may have already launched Fiber to the Node (FTTN)-based service with 40 Mbps top capabilities last summer, but it realized that it needs to augment service speed with a host of

CENX, EXFO develop off-net Ethernet SLA monitoring tool

EXFO's (Nasdaq: EXFO) new partnership with carrier Ethernet exchange provider CENX to create a new off-net service level agreement (SLA) monitoring for carrier Ethernet services is a response to the

Telefonica Brazil achieves 3 million broadband subscribers milestone

Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) Brazil's presence in the country's broadband market continues to rise. Adding 360,000 new subscribers in just the first half of this year, 14 percent over what it added at the

AT&T brings U-Verse to Chattanooga market

AT&T (NYSE: T) is taking a stab at Chattanooga, Tenn.'s increasingly competitive triple play services market by bringing its U-Verse service set to parts of the city beginning this week. Users

Telmex Internacional's Q2 profits down, but sales were up

Carlos Slim's Telmex Internacional's (NYSE: TII) Q2 results was the tale of two different perspectives as profit slid 20 percent while sales and operating profits rose. During Q2, Telmex posted $270

China: 420 million Internet users and counting

China continues to be a large consumer of Internet services. As of the end of June, the amount of Internet users in the country clocked in at about 420 million as of the end of June according to new

Is AT&T's VDSL pair bonding enough to compete with cable?

After three years of delays and various unintentional setbacks, AT&T (NYSE: T) finally revealed last week that it would start rolling out pair bonded VDSL to extend the reach of its U-Verse