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Light Reading Announces the 2014 Leading Lights Award Winners and the Light Reading Hall of Fame Inductees

Light Reading (PR Newswire) - 18 June 2014

CHICAGO/PRNewswire/ -- The Big Telecom Event Light Reading (, the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, today announced the winners of the 2014 Leading Lights awards, with major industry names such as Ciena, Cisco Systems, Infinera, and Sprint amongst this year's victors.

The winners of the Leading Lights, the telecom industry's most prestigious awards program that is now in its 10th year, and the identities of the latest inductees to the Light Reading Hall of Fame, were announced last night at an exclusive awards dinner held at Chicago's Adler Planetarium. The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the Big Telecom Event (BTE) (   

"Last night we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Leading Lights award program, and it was our best party ever," said Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. "This year's winners not only show how much innovation still exists within the communications networking community, but also highlight the major leaps service providers have been making in their efforts to develop and market new applications. A celebration of innovation and dogged determination is also evident in the five individuals being inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame," added Le Maistre. "We congratulate the winners and inductees on their accomplishments."

The Leading Lights program, which now has 16 categories, focuses on next-generation communications technologies, applications, services and strategies, and rewards the companies that have performed well during the past year.  The full list of winners can be found in 'Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners', a Prime Reading feature (

The Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals, both the famous and the infamous, who have made a notable contribution to the global telecom sector. This year's Light Reading Hall of Fame Inductees include Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, and Kris Rinne of AT&T Labs.

The full list of winners and inductees can be found in 'Light Reading Hall of Fame 2014', a Prime Reading feature. (  

Judging was conducted by Light Reading's editors and the analyst team from Heavy Reading (

About Light Reading
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 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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