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Monday, May 6, 2019
Pinnacle Club, Grand Hyatt Denver,
Denver, Colorado

The next-generation communications industry’s most coveted honor!

This year's Leading Lights shortlists has been announced!


Book your tickets for the awards ceremony taking place on May 6 in Denver. Early bird rates are available on single tickets purchased before April 19. For more information including table package options please email sales@lightreading.com

Back for its 15th year!

The Leading Lights Awards recognize the industry's top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies, and innovation. Light Reading’s reputation for fiercely independent analysis of the people, products, and companies it covers makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the industry.

The make-up of the Leading Lights awards has changed over the course of its 15 years to reflect the evolution of the communications networking and services industry, and this year is no different. In addition to the ever-popular 'Best Product/Service' awards and the range of categories that recognize outstanding developments in key areas such as 5G, security, SD-WAN, telco cloud/virtualization, test & measurement, and edge computing, we've added categories to celebrate innovation in the fields of AI/Analytics and blockchain for telecoms.

Why get involved

Make global headlines

Each finalist will receive detailed coverage on Light Reading

Recognize your team's success

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

Align your brand with excellence

All finalists featured in our awards event materials

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

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

Raise your company profile

Leverage and publicize your success in future marketing and PR campaigns


Awards Evening

We love a good party and the Leading Lights Awards are nothing short of that. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and drinks taking place at the Pinnacle Club in Denver, on Monday, May 6, 2019 on the eve of the Big 5G Event. Located on the 38th floor of the Grand Hyatt Denver office tower, the Pinnacle Club offers stunning views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains from its floor-to-ceiling windows.


Watch the highlights from the 2018 Leading Lights Awards and hear from the winners.