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The 2021 Leading Lights Awards Are Open!

The communications industry’s most coveted awards program, The Leading Lights, returns for its 17th 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.

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