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Nominate Your Leading Lights

NEW YORK -- Light Reading (,
the world's leading online communications publication, today announced its
call for nominees for the industry's leading awards program, the Leading
Lights Awards.

Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards, now in its fourth year, looks to
be more exciting than ever before. For the first time, Light Reading is
replacing its Leadership Awards with a Reader's Choice Person of the Year,
who will be nominated and chosen by Light Readers. The Person of the Year
can be anyone who contributed significantly in 2007 to the business of
next-generation communications. All other awards will be determined by the
Leading Lights Awards Committee of editors and analysts.

Ten awards will be given out in total. The awards categories are:
Reader's Choice Person of the Year, Best Investment Potential (public
company), Best New Product (one each for both public and private company),
Best New Service (both public and private company), Best Marketing (both
public and private company), Best M&A Strategy (public company), and Top
IPO or M&A Candidate (private company).

"Our readers are simply the brightest minds in the communications
business, and we're pleased to honor their selection for Person of the Year
- the only individual award our program is featuring in 2007," says Phil
Harvey, Managing Editor of Light Reading. "The industry is an exciting
place these days, and our industry awards need to reflect that excitement.
I fully expect our readers to step up and pick some real game-changers as
nominees; they won't settle for your typical, boring phone company CEOs."

The Leading Lights Awards will be announced at the Heavy Reading 2007
Executive Summit Gala Dinner, which will take place in New York City on
November 13. Light Reading's reputation for fiercely independent analysis
makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the
industry - and provides telecom companies with a superlative opportunity to
evangelize their expertise and success.

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