The Leading Lights in 2011

3:20 PM We're now accepting entries for the 2011 Leading Lights awards. Deadline for entries is Sept. 2, and we'll announce finalists during the week of Sept. 18

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

July 11, 2011

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The Leading Lights in 2011

3:20 PM -- Light Reading is pleased to announce the return of the communication industry's top awards program, the Leading Lights Awards. This year's awards will be presented at a special presentation on Nov. 8 in New York City following the first day of our Ethernet Expo Americas event.

For complete details on the Leading Lights Awards, including entry forms, go to our contest page.

The categories
The award categories for 2011 include Best New Product (Cable), Best New Product (Mobile), Best New Product (Telecom), Best New Service or Application (Cable), Best New Service or Application (Mobile), Best New Service or Application (Telecom), Company of the Year (Private), Company of the Year (Public), and Best Deal Maker.

Last year there were 65 finalists, and the category winners included products and services from companies such as Finisar Corp. (Nasdaq: FNSR), Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR), Openet Telecom Ltd. and Telia Company . (See Light Reading's 2010 Leading Lights Finalists and LR Names 2010 Leading Lights Winners.)

Don't hassle the HoF
Our Light Reading Hall of Fame returns this year, where we'll again recognize five executives -- the famous and the infamous -- for their undeniable impact on the next-generation communications industry.

Readers can nominate any executive they'd like for Light Reading's Hall of Fame. Click here to do that now or visit our contest page at your leisure.

The awards program is completely free to enter, but you must first become a member of

Get your entries in early; we'll close the Leading Lights nominations process on Friday, Sept. 2. We'll aim to announce finalists for the Leading Lights during the week of Sept. 18. If you have questions or comments, please ask in the message board below and we'll reply.

Good luck!

— Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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