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

Brazil's Telebrás to build U.S.-to-Fortaleza submarine cable

Telebrás, Brazil's state-owned service provider, has developed a new consortium that will build out a submarine cable linking the United States with the northeast Brazilian city of Fortaleza.

FCC's Connect America Funding initiative leaves 13 states in the cold

The Federal Communications Commission released a map illustrating what states will benefit from the first phase of its Connect America Fund (CAF) and the glaring reality that the agency plan won't address 13 states.

Bell Aliant Q2 revenue down 0.7 percent, but FTTH, IPTV expansion continues

Bell Aliant's IP service growth pains continued into the second quarter of 2012, as the service provider's operating revenue dropped 0.7 percent to CAD 688 million (USD 675 million) due to declines in traditional local and long distance voice revenues.

Summary: Sizing up the IPTV industry's Q2 performance

The IPTV industry is weathering a number of new transitions during the Q2 2012 earnings season. FierceTelecom's sister publication FierceIPTV is tracking the performance of the industry segment's key players in its quarterly report.

Equinix increases its Brazil data center footprint

Equinix is furthering its data center reach into the Brazil market as ALOG Data Centers gets ready to build a new International Business Exchange data center in Rio de Janeiro.

Sprint's Q2 wireline revenues decline 9% to $1B

The wireline division at Sprint continues to struggle as second-quarter revenues declined 9 percent to $1 billion year-over-year.

Level 3 reports $1.59B in Q2 revenues, but slow UK government sales drive losses

Core Network Services (CNS) continued to be a strong performer in Level 3's portfolio during the second quarter, but sluggish UK government sales drove a wider than expected loss.

Should VoIP be regulated as a voice service?

It's clear that both consumers and business users are embracing VoIP as an affordable alternative to traditional PSTN. However, the VoIP service market is in the midst of a regulatory crossroads.

AT&T, Verizon pass on FCC's Connect America Fund phase 1 funding

AT&T and Verizon have decided they can take care of their own rural broadband customers on their own, and will not take advantage of phase one of the FCC's CAF program.

Infinera Q2 earnings decline to $93.5M, sounds cautious note on Q3

Digital optical systems provider Infinera reported Tuesday that second quarter GAAP revenues were $93.5 million, down from $104.7 million in Q1 2012 and $96 million in Q2 2011.