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 sbuckley@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceTelecom on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Sean Buckley

Hawaiian Telcom completes Chapter 11 reorganization

Hawaiian Telcom has officially emerged from Chapter 11, according to its reorganization plan that was previously approved by the bankruptcy court. The service provider previously also previously

CenturyLink, Qwest lower rates to placate federal customers

CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) plan to acquire Qwest (NYSE: Q) may have passed some early tests with nine state PUC approvals and antitrust approval, but now it wants the blessing of Qwest's largest

America Movil: Broadband access and wireless boost Q3 results

The consolidation of Carlos Slim's telecom empire--Telmex (NYSE: TII) and regional fixed line group Telint--under the America Movil (NYSE: AMX) umbrella was on display this week as the company

Wireline industry scare fest: What keeps telco executives up at night?

As Halloween approaches, FierceTelecom decided to ponder: What makes wireline executives turn their heads in a 360° fashion? Putting aside my fascination with how the story and graphic images of

Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT): Cost cutting, core network service growth pay off in Q3

Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) may still be struggling to get back in black, but the competitive service provider's focus on cost cutting and higher communications gross margins gave it a lift

Hurricane Electric backbone now connects 1,000 IPv6 networks

Hurricane Electric may have taken an early bet on deploying IPv6 in its network, but with only five percent of IPv4 addresses now remaining, its work has paid off as the Internet backbone and

CommScope to go private with Carlyle Group buyout

CommScope (NYSE: CTV) made it official that it the Carlyle Group will buy the company for $3.9 billion, making the coax and fiber cable vendor a private company. Under the terms of the deal,

Globacom turns on its Glo-1 West African submarine cable

West African service providers, businesses and consumers will now have another capacity option as Globacom has officially opened for commercial business. Developed via a partnership between Nigerian

Sprint Nextel: Wireline revenues dipped 12% in Q3

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) may have posted its first year-over-year revenue increase in years with the addition of 644K new wireless subscribers, but wireline revenues took a 12 percent hit

CenturyLink to bring IPTV to Florida's Collier County

Comcast's days as one of the only video service providers in Collier County, Fla. are numbered as telco CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) plans to launch its Prism IPTV service in the area, reports