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

Ovum: TR-69 protocol to play major role in service providers' IoT, smart home strategies

The Broadband Forum's TR-69 protocol may have initially came to prominence in the telco network to monitor and resolve problems on the DSL network, but it is finding new utility in the emerging smart home concept.

Internet2 deploys ONOS as part of its SDN migration

Internet2 has deployed the Open Network Operating System (ONOS) on its R&E network, a move that illustrates the service provider's initial migration to software defined networking.

AT&T ups 1 Gbps to 12 markets with Charlotte, N.C. launch

AT&T has launched its U-verse with Gigapower 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service in Charlotte, N.C., marking the twelfth area where it has launched service.

NTS, Ting enhance 1 Gbps reach in Texas and Virginia

While AT&T and Comcast continue to grab headlines with their 1 and 2 Gbps plans, alternative providers NTS and Tucows' Ting are also hot on the FTTH expansion trail, announcing that they are bringing 1 Gbps service to more areas of Texas and Virginia.

Level 3 fiber network outage disrupts Internet traffic in the U.S. and Europe

Level 3 suffered a fault on its fiber network on Friday that slowed down Internet services in a number of U.S. markets and four European countries--including the UK, France, Germany and Italy. According to a Computer Weekly report, the outage affected a number of websites such as eBay and Yahoo Mail, and gaming services on PSN and Xbox Live.

FairPoint opens repurposed Manchester, N.H. central office facility as data center

FairPoint Communications has opened its latest data center in downtown Manchester, N.H., at a facility that was a Central Office that was designed to deliver traditional voice service. Business customers can use the new data center or its Laconia facility as primary or secondary data center sites or as part of a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy.

Wave Broadband challenges AT&T, Comcast with 1 Gbps residential service in San Francisco

Wave Broadband is bringing a new challenge to San Francisco's broadband market, one where AT&T and Comcast have been the dominant providers, with the launch of its 1 Gbps Wave-G gigabit service.

Open Networking Foundation drives open SDN trend with release of Atrium

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is spearheading an effort to drive open SDN with the release of Atrium, an open software distribution platform. A big focus of Atrium is to help the networking industry adopt open SDN by integrating established open source SDN software with some critical connecting pieces.

Windstream to increase on-net fiber footprint in 5 markets in 2015

Windstream may have a strong business service presence throughout the United States, but the telco is moving to take control of its service delivery destiny by increasing its on-net fiber building footprint in five markets by the end of the year.

IHS: NFV on the rise as 35 percent of service providers will deploy it in 2015

Service provider interest in network functions virtualization (NFV) continues to ramp as AT&T, CenturyLink and other large carriers look to virtualize their networks. According to a new IHS Infonetics report that surveyed domestic and global service providers, 35 percent are planning to deploy NFV in 2015.