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LR Names 2010 Leading Lights Winners

Light Reading
11/2/2010
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Best New Product (Cable)
Awarded to the company that has developed a potentially market-leading product that, through engineering and technical excellence, enables the deployment of profitable next-generation cable services.

  • Harmonic Inc.'s NSG HectoQAM (NSG 9000-40G)
Best New Product (Mobile)
Awarded to the company that has developed a potentially market-leading product that, through engineering and technical excellence, enables the deployment of profitable next-generation mobile services.

  • High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC)'s EVO 4G
Best New Product (Telecom)
Awarded to the company that has developed a potentially market-leading product that, through engineering and technical excellence, enables the deployment of profitable next-generation telecom services.

  • Juniper Networks Inc.'s MX80 3D Universal Edge Router
Best New Service or Application (Cable)
Awarded to the company that has deployed a potentially market-leading, revenue-generating service or application that enhances the use of next-generation communications technology in the cable network.

  • Suddenlink Communications' High Speed Internet MAX 107.0
Best New Service or Application (Mobile)
Awarded to the company that has deployed a potentially market-leading, revenue-generating service or application that enhances the use of next-generation communications technology in the mobile network.

  • TeliaSonera AB's Long Term Evolution (LTE) service
Best New Service or Application (Telecom)
Awarded to the company that has deployed a potentially market-leading, revenue-generating service or application that enhances the use of next-generation communications technology in the wireline network.

  • CENX Inc.'s Carrier Ethernet Neutral Exchange
Company of the Year (Private)
Awarded to the privately held firm that stands out among its competitors, innovates constantly, and makes employees happy.

  • Openet Telecom Ltd.
Company of the Year (Public)
Awarded to the publicly listed firm that stands out among its competitors, innovates constantly, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy.

  • Finisar Corp.
Best Deal Maker
Awarded to the company that has consistently demonstrated good timing, judgment, and execution in high-profile acquisitions, partnerships, joint-ventures, and other multi-company financial arrangements.

  • Tekelec Inc.
Hall of Fame
Our first-ever Light Reading Hall of Fame inductees were announced Tuesday night as well. The Light Reading Hall of Fame seeks to recognize individuals for their reputation and notoriety in the field of next-generation telecommunications.

Recipients of this award either have been influential leaders, made stellar contributions in a particular technology, and made the industry proud, or they have shown an outrageous lack of decorum, ethical standards, and decency and brought the industry into disrepute.


The famous and infamous individuals we have inducted in 2010 are:

  • Jacob "Kobi" Alexander
  • John Cioffi
  • Bernie Ebbers
  • Craig McCaw
  • Bob Metcalfe
We'll have a special feature outlining their accomplishments this week.

Congratulations to all the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards. Picking winners from such an extraordinary group was no easy task, but we think our choices show the unique talent and remarkable potential possessed by the companies and individuals building the communications systems, networks, and devices of tomorrow.

— The Editors, Light Reading



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