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

Verizon's small cell moves could provide backhaul bounty for Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint and Lumos

Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.

Masergy serves up SDN-based self-provisioning branch office feature

Masergy is giving its multi-site customers another option to bring more of their locations onto one network by offering its Network as a Service (NaaS) self-service option.

GPON deployments drove broadband equipment spending up in 2014, says Infonetics

Service providers' ongoing moves to upgrade existing copper and build out Greenfield fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services were a key contributor in broadband aggregation revenues, a sector that Infonetics Research said rose 9 percent in 2014 to $8.2 million.

AT&T's Stephens: Friendlier local laws help drive FTTP expansion

AT&T says that its willingness to bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) to more communities is being driven by both a mix of customer demand and more favorable local government laws that eliminate barriers to building out service.

Lightower acquires ColocationZone, shores up Chicago data center holdings

Lightower has reached a deal to acquire ColocationZone, a move that will immediately enhance its ability to serve a mix of carriers and businesses that reside in downtown Chicago.

CenturyLink CTO Hussain revamps cloud, on-demand network strategy

CenturyLink's new CTO, Aamir Hussain, may have only joined the company in October, but the former Covad and Liberty Global executive is wasting no time making his mark--by realigning CenturyLink's cloud and on-demand network-services plans.

Zayo enhances on-demand London cloud presence with AWS connection agreement

Zayo has taken another move to enhance its standing in London's growing cloud market by adding Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect portfolio to its Quick Connect portfolio.

IP transition shouldn't be a license to price gouge CLECs, business customers, says Windstream

Windstream says in two new filings it made with the FCC that the incumbent telcos' move to an all-IP network, while promising in terms of new services, should not give them license to raise prices on wholesale circuits they provide to CLECs, a factor that would increase costs for the small to medium businesses (SMBs) they serve.

Wilcon, Key Information Systems bring fiber connectivity to Los Angeles, Ventura County businesses

Wilcon, with Key Information Systems (KeyInfo), has built a new fiber ring that will bring dedicated lit and dark fiber services to businesses located in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Dell'Oro: Google, Amazon, Microsoft data center deployments drive up Ethernet switch revenue

Google, Amazon and Microsoft's ongoing movement into the cloud drove up fourth-quarter Ethernet switch revenues to what Dell'Oro Group says was an "all-time high," driving growth in both the data center and campus markets.