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

Taipei City leverages sewers as FTTH network route

Taipei's city government is set on bringing its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) to 80 percent of the city's homes by 2015, and to reach that goal it is going to leverage the city's sewers as a way to

Bell Canada reduces broadband usage caps

Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE) is once again up to its usage-based billing ways by lowering the amount of bandwidth users can consume on their broadband service package. Although it appeared to take some of

KPN CFO Smits-Nusteling departs over conflict with new management structure

Dutch telephone incumbent KPN (NYSE: KPN) is facing some shifts at the top as CFO Carla Smits-Nusteling decided to leave the company over conflicting views of the management structure that new CEO

AT&T settles patent suit with TiVo for $215M

AT&T (NYSE: T) is going to have to pony up $215 million to TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) as part of its patent infringement settlement with digital video recorder company TiVo, and the two providers have

Internap advances hosting, cloud portfolio by buying Voxel

Internap's move to acquire Voxel Holdings, a hosting and cloud services provider, illustrates the growing trend of how service providers are expanding their data center and hosting capabilities via

Lightower extends fiber network to Mass Broadband Institute's middle mile initiative

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) has set an ambitious course to build out a 1,338-mile backbone network that will serve 120 communities in the western and north central parts of

Australia's NBN reaches 4,000 connections, but critics question its financial viability

NBN Co., the operator of Australia's ambitious open access broadband network program, reported that it reached 4,000 customers as of the end of 2011 and plans to extend the network to towns and

Alcatel-Lucent's Verwaayen does not foresee major layoffs

Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), thinks that he won't need to resort to the massive job cuts that its main rival Nokia Siemens Networks has undertaken to regain its footing.

Telefonica takes 400 Gbps over DWDM test drive

Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) Spain wants to see what the future capabilities hold for multi-Gbps services, and has conducted a test of 400 Gbps over its DWDM network. Leveraging Ericsson's (Nasdaq: ERIC)

Birch continues acquisition streak with AstroTel deal

Birch Communications is once again up to its M&A ways with its latest move to purchase the operating assets of Florida-based AstroTel. By acquiring AstroTel, Birch adds an IP-based network that