LR Reveals POY Finalists

Reader poll will determine Person of the Year for 2007

September 5, 2007

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NEW YORK -- Light Reading (, the world's leading online publication for the telecommunications industry, this week revealed the finalists for its 2007 Readers' Choice Person of the Year Award, an exciting new addition to the publication's annual Leading Lights industry awards program.

The winner of this prestigious award will be chosen directly by Light Reading's audience via a poll on Additionally, this week Light Reading published a special report highlighting all 13 of the finalists and their accomplishments throughout 2007.

To view the special report, visit this Web page.

To cast your vote for the Readers' Choice Person of the Year Award, click here.

The reader poll will remain open until September 28. The winner of the Readers' Choice Award will be announced at the Leading Lights awards ceremony, held during a special gala dinner on October 15, 2007, in New York City, following the opening day of Light Reading's Ethernet Expo.

For more information on Ethernet Expo, visit this Web page.

For more information on attending the Leading Lights awards ceremony, please send email to [email protected].

"The finalists for this award represent a really interesting cross-section of Light Reading's worldwide audience, with service providers, equipment vendors, outsourcing firms, and Internet video pioneers all adequately represented," says Phil Harvey, Managing Editor for Light Reading. "Out of several dozen nominations, we've narrowed the list down to a compelling list of 13 people and we're looking forward to seeing who our readers think deserves this award the most."

Companies represented in our finalist list for Person of the Year include BigBand Networks Inc., BT Group plc, Ericsson AB, Infinera Corp., Juniper Networks Inc., Joost N.V., Nortel Networks Ltd., Time Warner Cable Inc., and others.


Amy Averbook

Director of Corporate Marketing, Light Reading
[email protected]
212-925-0020 x112
212-925-3324 (fax)

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of CMP Technology.

About CMP Technology

CMP Technology ( is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight, and programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( ), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

BigBand Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: BBND)

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN)

Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR)


Nortel Networks Ltd. (NYSE/Toronto: NT)

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC)

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