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

Pay-TV providers face new threats, opportunities from smart TVs

Traditional pay-TV providers face two new threats to their livelihood: the smart TV and changing viewer habits of consuming and accessing content.

Time Warner Cable Business wins Empire State Building fiber contract

Time Warner Cable Business Class, the cable MSO's business unit, on Monday secured a deal to provide fiber-based services to the Empire State Building in New York City.

Level 3 brings CDN services to Latin America

Level 3 Communications on Tuesday began offering its Content Delivery Services (CDN) services to the Latin American market.

Verizon services outside Baltimore impacted by train derailment

Verizon said that a train derailment Tuesday morning west of Baltimore in Ellicott City damaged the telco's facilities near the accident site, knocking out voice and data service to some customers.

Charter working on 300 Mbps speed tier to stay apace with Comcast and Verizon

Charter Communications, according to an article in DSL Reports citing one of the MSO's technicians, is developing its own 300 Mbps data tier.

UNH-IOL, OPEN Alliance target 100 Mbps Ethernet for cars

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory and the OPEN Alliance Special Interest Group on Monday unveiled the Automotive Ethernet Consortium, which will test and promote BroadR-Reach, a 100 Mbps Ethernet connectivity specification.

Vivendi taps Jean-Yves Charlier to head up its telecom unit

Vivendi, the French media and telecom conglomerate, on Monday named Jean-Yves Charlier as the senior executive vice president of its telecom operations.

ViaWest acquires CoreLink's Las Vegas data center

ViaWest, a privately-held data center provider, on Monday acquired CoreLink's Las Vegas-based data center, a move that ViaWest said will double its current capacity in downtown Las Vegas.

Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market to reach $3B by 2016

As more enterprises turn to cloud services, it will drive more 40G and 100G revenues for Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch vendors, says a new Dell'Oro report.

China-to-Taiwan submarine cable link to go live

Chunghwa Telecom confirmed Thursday that the build out of a new submarine cable linking Taiwan and the Chinese mainland has been completed and is scheduled to go live this week.