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

Cable industry wants more freedom to buy CLECs

As the cable industry faces new competitive challenges on the consumer video front from over the top (OTT) and IPTV players, it's no surprise cable MSOs are anxious to get a greater piece of the

Charles Carmel, Cisco's main M&A man, leaves for Warburg Pincus

Charles Carmel, the executive who became known for driving Cisco's (Nasdaq: CSCO) mergers and acquisition strategy, has decided to return to his investment banking roots by joining private equity

PAETEC bond holders won't require Windstream to conduct early buyout

PAETEC (Nasdaq: PAET) cleared another hurdle in its move to be acquired by Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) as the majority of the CLEC's bondholders said they will not require Windstream to conduct an early

Vodafone NZ becomes Pacific Fibre's largest New Zealand customer

Pacific Fibre, an emerging submarine cable operator, has signed up Vodafone New Zealand as one of its first foundation customers. Russell Stanners, Vodafone New Zealand's CEO, said that the emergence

USA Datanet targets UC opportunities with channel partner program

USA Datanet, a new subsidiary of Warwick Valley Telephone (WVT) (Nasdaq: WWVY), wants to take advantage of the burgeoning Unified Communications (UC) market by launching a channel partner program.

Cisco beefs up OSS portfolio with $31M AXIOSS acquisition

Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) may be finding a way to turn its financial and operations ship around, but its proposal to purchase Comptel's AXIOSS software shows that its operations and support systems (OSS)

France telcos want to implement bandwidth caps on broadband users

Canadian and U.S.-based broadband providers aren't the only service providers thinking about usage based billing (UBB) as three of France's largest ISPs--SFR, France Telecom (Orange) (NYSE: FTE) and

ABI: Service providers will drive 12M home automation shipments by 2016

Home automation may still be arguably a technical hobbyists plaything, but ABI Research argues that the drive to offer consumers self-installable devices and the service provider's entry into the...

Integra Telecom puts Overture to work on its Ethernet over Copper network

Integra Telecom would like to get Ethernet to as many customers in its footprint as possible, but it's realistic that despite its aggressive fiber strategy, the CLEC can't bring fiber to every

Cable & Wireless Worldwide extends Ethernet reach into the Americas

Cable & Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.L) believes that the next best bet for its Ethernet service portfolio resides in Americas-based multinational corporations (MNCs). Fiber optic