Call for Entries: Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards

A unique opportunity for your company to be recognized as a leader in the development of next-generation telecom technology and services

Jun 25, 2008

Light Reading (, the world's leading online communications publication, today announced its call for nominees for the industry's leading awards program, the Leading Lights Awards.

Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards, now in its fifth year, looks to be more exciting than ever before. Eight awards will be given out in total. The awards categories are: Reader's Choice Person of the Year, Best New Product, Best New Service, Best Marketing, Best Investment Potential (public company) , Best Deal Maker (public company), Top IPO or M&A Candidate (private company), and Best New Startup (private company).

"Like the industry it covers, our awards program is getting more competitive," says Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief of Light Reading. "This year some categories that previously included awards for both public and private companies are now winner-take-all propositions. If you think your product or service is the best, and our editors and analysts agree, you'll get all the glory and be the envy of your industry peers."

The Leading Lights Awards will be announced at an Awards Dinner after the first day of Light Reading's Ethernet Expo which will take place in New York City on October 20. Light Reading's reputation for fiercely independent analysis makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the industry -- and provides telecom companies with a superlative opportunity to evangelize their expertise and success.

The awards program is completely free to enter.

For complete details on the Leading Lights Awards, including the entry form, go to:

The deadline for all Leading Lights Award nominations is September 19. Finalists will be announced October 1. Winners will be announced on October 20.


  Amy Averbook
  Director of Corporate Marketing
  Light Reading
  212-925-0020 x112

  About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a member of its TechWeb division.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

SOURCE: Leading Lights

CONTACT: Amy Averbook, Director of Corporate Marketing of Light Reading,
+1-212-925-0020 x112,

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