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Monday, May 14, 2018
Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas,
6 pm - 11 pm

The communications industry's leading awards program!

Congratulations to all the winners!


The 2018 Leading Lights Awards winners have been announced at a gala dinner attended by hundreds of communications industry executives at Brazos Hall here in Austin. The awards were handed out on the eve of the Big Communications Event (BCE) and 5G North America, which are being held at the Austin Convention Center May 15-16.

The winners were chosen following the judging of hundreds of submissions in 24 categories, which this year included recognition for those companies making progress in automation, SD-WAN and edge computing as well as NFV, 5G, security and all of the traditional Leading Lights categories.

About the Awards


Now in its fourteenth year, the Leading Lights is the communications industry's leading awards program. Light Reading's reputation for fiercely independent analysis makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the communications industry. 

This year we recognized the industry's top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovations through 24 categories.

Plus, for the third year, we presented three Women in Comms awards, as well as announcing the latest names to enter the Light Reading Hall of Fame.

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