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

TeleGeography: 10 GigE port price declines continue to slow down

The global decline in IP transit prices in major cities has started to slow, according to new data from TeleGeography's IP Transit Pricing Service.

FCC's Wheeler: E-Rate reforms should address 'closing the rural fiber gap'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told attendees during an education event in Washington, D.C., that more schools and libraries, particularly those in rural areas, need access to more fiber-based network facilities.

Windstream begins the second phase of its 100G network build

Windstream has started work on the second phase of its 100G long-haul optical network covering nearly 4,100 miles that's set to be completed by the end of the year.

Alcatel-Lucent reinforces plan to take submarine network division public

Alcatel-Lucent has confirmed that it will launch an initial public offering for its submarine cable network unit in the first half or 2015, but the exact timing will be driven by market conditions.

AT&T lights up U-verse in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

AT&T is serving up its U-verse product suite to New Hanover County, N.C., residents thanks to its Project Velocity IP (VIP) network build initiative to expand and enhance IP wireline networks.

CenturyLink establishes managed hosting, cloud presence in China

CenturyLink is extending its global managed hosting service set into China, an effort it says is driven initially by U.S.-based multinational corporations (MNCs) that want to establish a presence in the country.

Cisco commits $1B to build Intercloud network, adds 30 new partners

Cisco is making a serious bet on the cloud market, announcing that it will invest $1 billion over the next two years to expand its Intercloud offering, while linking to over 30 partner cloud providers' data centers.

Sizing up the Comcast Media Center

Comcast's Media Center in Centennial, Colo., just outside Denver, has emerged as one of the largest facilities for shooting, producing, originating, uplinking and storing high-definition video for cable television.

Frontier taps Edward O'Connor Jr. to lead Connecticut sales

Frontier Communications has put another piece of its pending AT&T Connecticut deal in place by naming Edward H. O'Connor Jr. to lead that state's sales efforts as vice president of sales for Connecticut.

Ericsson continues OSS buying spree with GEOSS deal

Ericsson is moving to purchase Germany-based operations support systems (OSS) consulting company GEOSS, a move that it says will further strengthen its position in providing OSS products for service providers.