Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley
Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley is a former editor at FierceTelecom.

Stories by Sean Buckley

FairPoint Communications

FairPoint/Verizon

FairPoint’s $2.7 billion purchase of Verizon’s Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont wireline network in 2007 is an example of how serious network consequences can emerge if a network cutover is not implemented properly. A series of regionwide issues affecting network operations and customers quickly ballooned after FairPoint moved Verizon’s operations onto its own back office systems.
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Verizon/Terremark

Verizon’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Terremark in 2011 was based on a simple mission: establish a cloud services presence with a broad network of data centers. But Verizon met the grim reality that telcos lack the scale to really challenge cloud heavyweights like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google.