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Light Reading Announces the Finalists for the 2014 Leading Lights Awards

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SOURCE Light Reading Communications Network

NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, today announced the finalists for the 2014 Leading Lights awards, the telecom industry's most prestigious awards program. The Leading Lights program focuses on next-generation communications technologies, applications, services, and strategies, and rewards the companies that have performed well during the past year.

Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. 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.

"This year our program grew to 16 categories in order to recognize the importance of the communications network's unsung sectors -- Components, Test & Measurement, and OSS/BSS," said Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. "The quality of the entries across all the categories was extremely high, resulting in a very compelling group of finalists that includes household names such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Sprint, Verizon, and Vodafone, as well as industry specialists such as Digital Route, MATRIXX Software, Napatech, SpiderCloud Wireless, and Transmode Systems. Their shortlisted entries reflect the ongoing innovation we're all witnessing in the communications services and technology sectors. I can't wait for our awards party – it's going to be a doozy."

The categories for the 2014 Leading Lights awards are:

  • Best New Product (Cable)
  • Best New Product (Mobile)
  • Best New Product (Telecom)
  • Most Innovative SMB Service
  • Most Innovative Enterprise Service
  • Most Innovative 4G Service
  • Most Innovative Carrier WiFi Deployment
  • Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
  • Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
  • Most Innovative Video Service
  • Outstanding Components Vendor (new category)
  • Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor (new category)
  • Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor (new category)
  • Company of the Year (Private)
  • Company of the Year (Public)
  • Best Deal Maker

The full list of finalists can be found in 'Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Finalists', a Prime Reading feature (http://www.lightreading.com/archives.asp?section_id=12).

Judging was conducted by Light Reading's editors and the analyst team from Heavy Reading (http://www.heavyreading.com).

The Leading Lights Awards winners and Light Reading Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at an awards dinner in Chicago on Tuesday, June 17, to coincide with the Big Telecom Event (http://www.bigtelecomevent.com/chicago/).

Further details about the awards can be found at:
http://www.lightreading.com/leading-lights-2014/d/d-id/707551

About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 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.

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Light Reading Expands Its Annual 'Leading Lights' Awards Program.

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