Light Reading Announces Finalists for Leading Lights Awards

Sep 30, 2011, 09:00 ET from Light Reading

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (, the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, today announced the finalists for the industry's leading awards program, the Leading Lights Awards.  The finalists can be found in a special report at


Finalists for this year's competition encompassed a wide variety of equipment vendors, service providers and software specialists, as usual. Some of the many companies recognized as finalists include Acme Packet Inc., Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems Inc., Calix Networks Inc., Comcast Corp., Metaswitch Networks, Qualcomm Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.

Important Dates

Leading Lights winners and Light Reading Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at an Awards Dinner at the Hudson Terrace  in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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Light Reading's reputation for fiercely independent analysis makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the communications industry. The awards program is completely free to enter, but you must first become a member of

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Light Reading combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 300,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives across five continents. As part of the Light Reading Communications Network (, Light Reading leverages the industry's most trusted telecom research brands, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, to contribute to the only integrated business information platform serving the $4 trillion global communications industry. 

About Light Reading Communications Network (

The Light Reading Communications Network combines the most trusted telecom research brands with award-winning online communities and a rich events portfolio to deliver the only integrated business information platform serving the global communications industry.  With the power of this platform, leaders who build, deploy, finance and regulate next-generation telecom networks are able to make more informed decisions on emerging market and service opportunities. The Light Reading Communications Network is a division of UBM TechWeb (, the global leader in technology media and business information.  

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