The best of FierceTelecom 2010

Sean Buckley, FierceTelecomHaving been at the helm of FierceTelecom since July 2009, the wireline side of the Fierce's telecom publication group for over a year, I thought it might be a good time to take a look back and reflect on what we did during that time.

Similar to my sister publication FierceWireless, the wireline side of Fierce's telecom group has also continued to grow over the years.

We now have over five wireline-focused publications including: FierceIPTV, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceVoIP, and just last spring we launched FierceCable, which is headed up by Jim Barthold. Jim comes to FierceCable with a breadth of cable knowledge acquired from not only his days at CableWorld, but also as a PR man for the former General Instrument, now Motorola.    

More recently, Jim and I worked side by side as editors at the former Telecommunications Magazine and the TelecomEngine website at Horizon House.

While the wireline side of the Fierce Markets telecom editorial team continues to deliver up to date daily reports on the major events in all sectors of the wireline segment of the telecommunications industry, we have continually added new special feature articles to the mix.

I'd like to call your attention to five features that we started running this year. Following the lead of my colleagues over at FierceWireless, FierceTelecom last July launched Women in Wireline, a feature that like Women in Wireless, chronicles leading women executives in the wireline segment. Another feature worth noting here is our Competitive Service Provider Leaders where we chronicle the leadership in the ever-changing Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) industry.       

  • Women in wireline 2010
  • Rising independent ILEC stars
  • Telecom Turkeys 2010
  • Competitive Service Provider Leaders 2010
  • Wholesale provider allstars 2010

Of course, as I put the final touches of our 2011 editorial calendar, I'd love to hear your ideas about new feature stories that you think we could add to the lineup.--Sean