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Call for Entries: Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards

July 24, 2007

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

Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards, now in its fourth year, looks tobe more exciting than ever before. For the first time, Light Reading isreplacing 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 Yearcan be anyone who contributed significantly in 2007 to the business ofnext-generation communications. All other awards will be determined by theLeading 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 (publiccompany), Best New Product (one each for both public and private company),Best New Service (both public and private company), Best Marketing (bothpublic and private company), Best M&A Strategy (public company), and TopIPO or M&A Candidate (private company).

"Our readers are simply the brightest minds in the communicationsbusiness, and we're pleased to honor their selection for Person of the Year- the only individual award our program is featuring in 2007," says PhilHarvey, Managing Editor of Light Reading. "The industry is an excitingplace 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 asnominees; they won't settle for your typical, boring phone company CEOs."

The Leading Lights Awards will be announced at the Heavy Reading 2007Executive Summit Gala Dinner, which will take place in New York City onNovember 13. Light Reading's reputation for fiercely independent analysismakes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in theindustry - and provides telecom companies with a superlative opportunity toevangelize their expertise and success.The awards program is completely free to enter.

For complete details on the Leading Lights Awards, including the entryform, go to: The deadline for Leading Lights Award nominations is September 28.Write- in nominations for the Person of the Year Award will close on August10; we'll present a shortlist of finalists, and an accompanying poll, onAugust 20. Finalists for all other Leading Lights categories will beannounced on October 19.

About Light Reading
Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the ultimatesource for technology and financial analysis of the communicationsindustry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, andreputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives andtechnologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, aswell as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track thesesectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August2005, and operates as a unit of CMP Technology.

About CMP Technology
CMP Technology ( is a marketing solutions company servingthe technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trustedinformation brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technologyprofessionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premierprovider of access, insight, and programs designed to connect sellers andbuyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology isa subsidiary of United Business Media (, aglobal provider of news distribution and specialist information serviceswith a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

Amy Averbook

Director of Corporate Marketing
Light Reading
212-925-0020 x112
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