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

NTT Communications, Dell craft new on-demand cloud pact

NTT Communications and Dell have entered into a partnership where the service provider will give the computing company's customers access to its self-managed cloud solution.

Verizon's Frontier sale gives it a contiguous Northeast FiOS footprint, says Shammo

Verizon's recent move to sell off its wireline assets in three markets to Frontier Communications will consolidate its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) FiOS service in the Northeast market, one where it will battle aggressive cable competition from Cablevision and a potentially soon-to-be-combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable for consumer broadband dollars.

Infonetics: 40% of services providers to offer 1 Gbps services by 2017

A new Infonetics study revealed that more service providers are taking the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) plunge.

CenturyLink's Fargano to drive the Broadband Forum's SDN, NFV efforts

CenturyLink's Industry Standards Program Manager Michael Fargano has been tapped by the Broadband Forum as its new Technical Committee Chair to spearhead the development of standards required for software defined virtualized networking in broadband networks.

Equinix expands New York City presence with new 16,000 sq. foot data center

Equinix is taking charge of the New York City-area data center market opportunity, announcing that it has completed the build out of its NY6 data center.

IDT starts processing direct international long-distance calls between U.S. and Cuba

IDT Telecom has begun handling international long-distance calls between the U.S. and Cuba, becoming the first U.S.-based service provider to have a direct connection to the island through an agreement with the country's telecom monopoly provider ETECSA.

CenturyLink CFO: We won't sell our assets ... yet

CenturyLink said it has no near-term plans to sell off or trade any of its existing assets.

AT&T extends 75 Mbps U-verse tier into six new markets

AT&T continues to increase the penetration of its U-verse speed tiers, announcing that it is offering the 75 Mbps service tier in parts of another six markets.

Ciena's Q1 losses widen to $18.8M on customer order timing

Ciena reported that its loss widened to $18.8 million, or 17 cents a share, up from $15.9 million, or 15 cents a share, in the same period a year ago due to the timing of government customers' orders.

Lumos expects small cell, dark fiber RFPs to heat up, says Biltz

Lumos Networks CEO Tim Biltz says the company expects to see more requests for proposals (RFPs) from its wireless carrier customers for small cell backhaul and dark fiber.