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Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners

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The 2014 Leading Lights awards winners have been announced at a gala dinner attended by hundreds of communications industry executives at The Adler Planetarium in Chicago. The dinner was held after the first day of the Big Telecom Event (BTE).

Following a rigorous assessment of hundreds of submissions in 16 categories, including a number of new categories for specialist vendors, Light Reading announced its finalists in early May. (See Leading Lights 2014: The Finalists.)

Now the winners have been revealed and they are:

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.

Winner: Verimatrix Inc. -- VCAS for Broadcast Hybrid

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.

Winner: Nokia Solutions and Networks (now Nokia Networks) -- Centralized RAN

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.

Winner: Ciena Corp. -- WaveLogic Photonics

Most Innovative SMB Service
Awarded to the communications service provider (cable, fixed, mobile) that has launched the most innovative business service for small or medium-sized corporate users during the past year.

Winner: XO Communications Inc. -- WorkTime

Most Innovative Enterprise Service
Awarded to the communications service provider (cable, fixed, mobile) that has launched the most innovative business service for enterprise corporate users during the past year.

Winner: tw telecom inc. -- Alerts-Driven Capacity

Most Innovative 4G Service
Awarded to the mobile operator that has launched the most innovative 4G LTE service for its customers during the past year.

Winner: Sprint Corp. -- Spark

Most Innovative Carrier WiFi Deployment
Awarded to the communications service provider (cable, fixed, mobile) that has launched the most innovative carrier-class WiFi service for its customers during the past year.

Winner: Boingo Wireless, Inc. -- Passpoint Secure Network

Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
Awarded to the communications service provider (cable, fixed, mobile) that has launched the most innovative Carrier Cloud service (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) for its customers during the past year.

Winner: Virtela -- NFV Services Enabled by Virtela Cloud SDN

Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
Awarded to the communications service provider (cable, fixed, mobile) that has launched the most innovative Carrier Ethernet or optical transport service for its customers during the past year.

Winner: Colt Technology Services Group Ltd. -- Colt Modular Multi-Service Platform (Colt LANLink)

Most Innovative Video Service
Awarded to the communications service provider (cable, fixed, mobile) that has launched the most innovative video/TV service for its customers during the past year.

Winner: TiVo Inc. -- TiVo Roamio

Outstanding Components Vendor *NEW*
Awarded to the components vendor that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, helps set the industry trends, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy.

Winner: EZchip Semiconductor Ltd.

Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor *NEW*
Awarded to the telecom test and measurement vendor that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, helps set the industry trends, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy.

Winner: JDSU

Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor *NEW*
Awarded to the OSS and/or BSS vendor that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, helps set the industry trends, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy.

Winner: Redknee Inc.

Company of the Year (Private)
Awarded to the privately held firm that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy.

Winner: Aptilo Networks AB

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

Winner: Infinera 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.

Winner: Cisco Systems Inc.

— The Staff, Light Reading

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