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Leading Lights Finalists Named

NEW YORK -- TechWebs Light Reading (, 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:


  • 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
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