Light Reading's Hall of Fame: The First Five
As part of the 2010 Leading Lights awards, we've inducted five inaugural members into the Light Reading Hall of Fame. (See LR Names 2010 Leading Lights Winners.)
The list celebrates individuals whose contributions have shaped the modern telecom industry, or whose impact simply cannot be ignored. Sometimes, that's a good thing, involving the creation of new communications standards that continue to thrive today. Sometimes, it's more about accusations of massive financial fraud, or a trip outside the country to dodge the FBI.
To start, we've chosen five names representing a mini-history of modern communications, from the creation of Ethernet to today's expanding wireless landscape. We intend to add more as the years pass, so don't be dismayed if we left off your favorite – and don't be shy about calling us out on the message boards.
- Kobi Alexander
- John Cioffi
- Bernie Ebbers
- Craig McCaw
- Bob Metcalfe
— The Staff, Light Reading
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