Light Reading Unveils Leading Lights 2013 Awards Finalists

Major telecom service providers and equipment vendors feature in the shortlists as the industry's leading awards program hits its ninth year.

Sep 12, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading, the premier source for telecom industry analysis, has announced the finalists for the 2013 Leading Lights, the premier annual awards program for the global telecom sector.


In total, more than 50 companies have been shortlisted in 12 categories. Major industry names such as Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Comcast, EE, IBM, Juniper Networks, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), NTT Communications, Oracle, Sprint, and Verizon Communications are among the finalists.

The complete list of finalists is available here:

"I'm tremendously excited about this year's list of finalists – it's a stellar lineup," said Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. "We had hundreds of entries, and the quality of the submissions was incredibly high. The judging process was tough. Now the Light Reading team is looking forward to the awards party, which is going to be something special."

The winners will be announced at the Leading Lights party, which will be held on Tuesday, October 1, at The Out in New York City, one of the trendiest hotels in the world, according to Fodor.

In addition to the 12 awards, Light Reading will also announce the latest inductees to the Light Reading Hall of Fame, which seeks to recognize several individuals – the famous and the infamous – for their remarkable contributions to the sector.

The Leading Lights awards party precedes the Ethernet & SDN Expo, which is being held at the Javits Center in New York City October 2 – 3. Get all the details about that must-attend event, which features multiple telecom executive keynote presentations and conference sessions focusing on the latest hot trends in communications, by visiting

Ray Le Maistre
Editor in Chief, Light Reading

Amy Averbook
Sr. Director of Marketing, UBM DeusM

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