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The 2021 Leading Lights Awards Will Open on May 1!

2021 categories


Company of the Year (Private)
Company of the Year (Private)
Company of the Year (Public)
Company of the Year (Public)
Person of the Year
Person of the Year

Best Deal Maker
Best Deal Maker
Best New 5G Core Product
Best New 5G Core Product
Best New Open RAN Product
Best New Open RAN Product

Outstanding Use Case: Service Provider AI/Automation
Outstanding Use Case: Service Provider AI/Automation
Best New Cloud Product or Service (Network Operator)
Best New Cloud Product or Service (Network Operator)
Best New Cable Tech Product or Service
Best New Cable Tech Product or Service

Outstanding Use Case: Cable Business Services
Outstanding Use Case: Cable Business Services
Outstanding Use Case: Edge Computing
Outstanding Use Case: Edge Computing
Outstanding Use Case: Service Provider IoT
Outstanding Use Case: Service Provider IoT

Most Innovative 4G/5G Business Service
Most Innovative 4G/5G Business Service
Most Innovative 4G/5G Consumer Service
Most Innovative 4G/5G Consumer Service
Best New Video/Media Product or Service
Best New Video/Media Product or Service

Outstanding Use Case: Private Wireless Networks
Outstanding Use Case: Private Wireless Networks
Most Innovative SD-WAN Product/Service Evolution
Most Innovative SD-WAN Product/Service Evolution
Most Innovative Hybrid Networking Strategy
Most Innovative Hybrid Networking Strategy

Outstanding Use Case: Service Provider Security
Outstanding Use Case: Service Provider Security
Most Innovative Service Provider Cloud Strategy
Most Innovative Service Provider Cloud Strategy
Best New Optical Networking/IP Product
Best New Optical Networking/IP Product

Outstanding Optical/IP Networking Components Vendor
Outstanding Optical/IP Networking Components Vendor
Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
Outstanding Use Case: Customer Experience
Outstanding Use Case: Customer Experience

Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor

Why get involved


Make global headlines
Make global headlines

Each finalist will receive detailed coverage on Light Reading

Recognize your team's success
Recognize your team's success

Show your colleagues that you value the hard work the put in

Align your brand with excellence
Align your brand with excellence

All finalists featured in our awards event materials


Network with the most influential names in the industry
Network with the most influential names in the industry

All the companies leading innovation in the industry will be in attendance for an exclusive evening of entertainment and building business connections

Demonstrate the confidence you have in your products and services
Demonstrate the confidence you have in your products and services

Bring your clients along to the gala dinner to join the celebrations and demonstrate your achievements

Raise your company profile
Raise your company profile

Leverage and publicize your success in future marketing and PR campaigns

The 2020 Winners

Watch the online awards ceremony