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

RNCOS: Broadband to fuel ongoing IPTV growth

It should be of no surprise that where a service provider has deployed broadband, they are finding that IPTV can help increase their Average Revenue Per User (ARPU). RNCOS's new report "Global IPTV

Egyptians leverage dial up connections to circumvent Internet ban

Dial-up service may sound old fashioned given the bevy of broadband choices consumers have these days, but for Egyptians it's becoming a welcome entry to the Internet, which the government ordered to

Verizon spent over $688 million on its New Jersey wireline network in 2010

New Jersey businesses and consumer customers got a wireline network infusion throughout 2010 as Verizon (NYSE: VZ) reported that it spent $688 million in the region in 2010.From a broadband

Dell'Oro: Backhaul equipment market will surpass $8 billion mark by 2015

The wireless industry's ongoing migration towards IP-based LTE services is creating a healthy wireless backhaul market for optical transport, microwave transmissions and router/switching vendors.

Canada's CRTC requires incumbents to offer 15% discount to wholesale customers

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) put in a provision in its controversial usage-based billing ruling that will require large incumbent service providers to offer

NTT Communications to jointly build 40 Gbps Asia-Pacific submarine cable

NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) is synching up with fellow Asia-Pacific-based service providers Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), StarHub and Telekom Malaysia to build the new $430

Oregon regulator presses Frontier over its proposed FiOS video rate increases

Oregon's video regulator Metropolitan Area Communications Commission (MACC) wants a straight answer from Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) to why they are going to raise FiOS TV rates. During the

Vivendi's GVT acquisition gets Anatel's blessing

French conglomerate Vivendi will be able to cross off another mark on its to-do checklist in acquiring GVT (Global Village Telecom) as Anatel, Brazil's telecom regulator, granted approval for the

AboveNet appoints Rajiv Datta as its new COO

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) has decided to promote Rajiv Datta, the service provider's current CTO, to Chief Operating Officer. Alcatel veteran Rajiv Datta has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer

CenturyLink's Texas users suffer speed slowdowns

If you're a DSL user in CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) North or Central Texas territory, you probably have been at the receiving end of a slow connection. As reported on, the culprit behind