Leading Lights Finalists Named

Light Reading has announced the finalists of its fifth annual Leading Lights Awards

October 2, 2008

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NEW YORK -- TechWeb’s Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the world's leading online publication for the telecom industry, today announced the finalists of its fifth annual Leading Lights Awards, recognizing leading companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in the telecom industry.

Light Reading's reputation for fiercely independent analysis makes the Leading Lights Awards 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 are judged by a panel composed of Light Reading editors and Heavy Reading analysts, with the help of their sources throughout the industry and financial community.

The winners of the Leading Lights Awards will be announced at an Awards Dinner after the first day of Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo. The dinner will take place at Japonais in New York City on October 20 before an audience of industry executives, financial analysts, and technology and business press.

The Finalists for the 2008 Leading Lights are:

PERSON OF THE YEAR

  • Anil D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Communications

  • Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO, Nokia Siemens Networks

  • Ashraf M. Dahod, President and CEO, Starent Networks

  • Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission (Information Society and Media)

  • Andy Rubin, Senior Executive Director of Mobile Platforms, Google

  • Solomon Trujillo, CEO, Telstra

  • Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent

  • Ren Zhengfei, CEO, Huawei Technologies

TOP IPO/M&A CANDIDATE

  • BroadSoft Inc.

  • Casa Systems Inc.

  • Genband Inc.

  • RGB Networks Inc.

  • Transmode

  • Verimatrix Inc.

BEST NEW SERVICE

  • AboveNet's Metro Ethernet Dedicated (ME-D)

  • AT&T's AT&T Telepresence Solution

  • BT's Wholesale Ethernet

  • Comcast's Extreme High-Speed Internet

  • Level 3 Communications' Enterprise VPN Portfolio

  • Microsoft's Mediaroom DVR Anywhere

  • Sprint Nextel's XOHM Mobile WiMax

BEST NEW PRODUCT

  • Alvarion's BreezeMAX 3650

  • ECI Telecom's SR9700 Series CESRs

  • Extreme Networks’ Black Diamond 20808 Metro Ethernet Transport Switch

  • High Tech Computer's T-Mobile G1 Phone

  • Motorola's au Box

  • Redback Networks’ SM 480 Metro-E Service Transport

  • Ruckus Wireless’s MediaFlex 7000 series

  • Zeugma Systems' Zeugma Services Node (ZSN)

BEST NEW STARTUP

  • FastSoft Inc.

  • Menara Networks

  • Miniweb Interactive

  • Qosera

  • Sezmi Corp.

BEST INVESTMENT POTENTIAL

  • Ciena Corp.

  • Cisco Systems Inc.

  • JDS Uniphase Corp.

  • NII Holdings Inc.

  • Nokia Corp.

  • Windstream Corp.

BEST DEAL MAKER

  • Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

  • Finisar Corp.

  • NEC Corp.

  • Nokia Siemens Networks

  • Sprint Nextel Corp.

  • Verizon Wireless

BEST MARKETING

  • Cisco Systems Inc.

  • Ericsson AB

  • Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS)

  • Nokia Siemens Networks

  • Tellabs Inc.

For complete details on the Leading Lights Awards, go to:www.lightreading.com/awards.

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