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Leading Lights Winners Revealed

NEW YORK -- Light Reading (, the world's leading online publication for the telecom industry, today announced the winners of its Leading Lights Awards 2007, recognizing companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in the telecom industry.

Light Reading received hundreds of awards nominations for the third annual Leading Lights Awards. The winners survived weeks of scrutiny and debate by a staff of more than 15 editors and analysts from Light Reading and its research division, Heavy Reading.

    The winners are listed below by category:

    Readers' Choice - Person of the Year: This award was voted on by Light
    Reading's readers, who were asked to choose (from a short list of 13) the
    individual who has contributed most to the business of next-generation
    communications in the past year. More than 36,000 votes were cast.
    The Winner: Jagdeep Singh, CEO, Infinera Corp.

    Best New Service (Public Company): This award went to the public service
    provider or carrier that has most successfully deployed a market-leading,
    revenue-generating service based on next-generation telecommunications
    The Winner: Verizon's Virtual Private LAN Service

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