Light Reading has scooped two gongs at the prestigious Ava Digital Awards, an international competition that rewards excellence in digital communications.
In the video infographic category, the website was a platinum winner for a video presenting the results of an ultra-broadband survey of communications service providers (CSPs) carried out by Heavy Reading , Light Reading's market-research and analyst division, in partnership with China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (See Video Infographic: Heavy Reading's Ultra-Broadband Survey Results.)
Some 80 CSPs were asked about their plans for developing networks that can deliver connection speeds of at least 100 Mbit/s.
In the informational category, Light Reading also won a gold award for its recently launched Virtuapedia.
Developed in partnership with major industry players including Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC), Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the Virtuapedia is an information source for individuals and organizations developing or interested in the virtualization of communications network infrastructure.
So-called New IP technologies such as SDN and NFV are turning the communications industry on its head, promising cost- and service-related benefits for telcos, but the proliferation of standards bodies and technologies is creating confusion in the industry.
Among other things, the Virtuapedia is intended to provide a clear and comprehensive guide to the entire virtualization ecosystem.
Founded by current CEO Steve Saunders in 2000, Light Reading has grown into one of the biggest online communities serving the communications sector.
Besides providing hard-hitting news coverage and analysis, the company also runs a series of international events for communications-sector professionals, including the prestigious Big Communications Event, which this year will take place on May 24 and 25 in Austin, Texas.
Analysts working at Heavy Reading are regularly sought out for their insight into and understanding of the technologies that will shape the communications industry in future.
— Iain Morris, , News Editor, Light Reading