Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley
Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley is a former editor at FierceTelecom.

Stories by Sean Buckley

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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.
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.