Light Reading Names Leading Lights Award Winners

Awards Dinner Held during Light Reading's Ethernet Expo Americas 2011 in New York

Nov 15, 2011, 15:18 ET from Light Reading

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (, the largest research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, last week announced the winners for the 2011 edition of the communication industry's top awards program, the Leading Lights Awards.  The complete winners list can be found online at


The Leading Lights winners and Light Reading Hall of Fame inductees were announced at an Awards Dinner at Hudson Terrace ( in New York City during Light Reading's annual Ethernet Expo Americas. Photos of the event can be found at

Light Reading received hundreds of nominations for the Leading Lights Awards. "The winners, taken together, give a clear idea of where the industry is headed and how quickly the way we communicate is evolving," says Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief at Light Reading. "The finalists and winners should be especially proud that, at a time when so much is happening, they were able to earn the praise of Light Reading's editorial staff and its top sources."

The award categories for 2011 include Best New Product (Cable), Best New Product (Mobile), Best New Product (Telecom), Best New Service or Application (Cable), Best New Service or Application (Mobile), Best New Service or Application (Telecom), Company of the Year (Private), Company of the Year (Public), and Best Deal Maker.

In the category of Company of the Year (Public), Qualcomm Inc. was selected as the publicly listed firm that stands out among its competitors, innovates constantly, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy. For the rest of the Leading Lights winners, please visit:

Finalists for each award category were announced in October and can be found here:

Light Reading's next event in its Ethernet Series will be Ethernet Europe, scheduled for April 17-18, 2012 in Munich, Germany, and collocated with MEF's Quarterly Member Meeting.

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Jennifer Baker
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