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

Nielsen stats: Broadband-only homes rise to 2.7%

More consumers are opting to cut their video providers and instead use their high-speed broadband services to access online video services.

Birch boosts growth with Kansas operations center expansion

Birch Communications has taken another step in its expansion strategy, announcing that it has expanded its offices in Emporia, Kan., an effort it says will accommodate its customers' growth.

Vonage sees UCaaS playing bigger role in the SMB market

Vonage may still be a relative newcomer in the business services space, but the service provider is seeing a number of untapped opportunities to appeal to the small to medium business (SMB) customer with unified communications as a service (UCaaS) products.

Equinix integrates Apigee's API platform into its Cloud Exchange

Equinix has tapped Apigee to provide it with application provider interfaces (API) for its Cloud Exchange platform, which gives application developers on-demand access to multiple clouds from multiple networks.

Democrats take on Republicans with proposed net neutrality bill

A group of Democratic leaders have incited a new political debate over what direction net neutrality should take by reintroducing a bill that would put a ban on paid prioritization agreements between content providers like Netflix and ISPs like AT&T and Verizon.

FCC's Wheeler says 25/3 Mbps should define broadband

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is once again looking to change the status quo of U.S. broadband by proposing to raise the current definition of broadband from 4 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.

SIP trunking services drive enterprise session border controllers up 11%, says Infonetics

The enterprise market's ongoing adoption of SIP trunking is driving up the deployment of enterprise session border controllers (eSBC), as revenue rose by 11 percent to $73 million in the third quarter of 2014, according to a new Infonetics report.

TalkTalk aims to bring 1 Gig service to 60% of UK homes

TalkTalk has set a goal to offer 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to 50-60 percent of UK homes and business premises via its partnership with CityFibre and Sky, a move that will enable it to lessen its dependency on BT's Openreach last mile network.

Sonus shores up SDN capabilities with Treq Labs purchase

Sonus has reached a deal to acquire Treq Labs for $10.1 million, an acquisition that will bolster its portfolio with a new set of software defined networking (SDN) capabilities.

FCC's Wheeler hints he's leaning toward Title II reclassification

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated during this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that he is leaning toward proposing net neutrality rules where broadband providers will be reclassified as utilities under Title II of the Communications Act, a plan that has been opposed by the largest telcos and a growing group of hardware and software vendors.