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Leading Lights Awards

2023 Leading Lights Awards Winners

Now it's time to reveal the winners our editors and guest judges have picked for the Light Reading Leading Lights Awards. The winners are below, so start scrolling:

Most Innovative 5G Core Deployment


Most Innovative RAN product or Solution

Freshwave – with The City of London

Outstanding Use Case: IoT

Comcast's MachineQ

Outstanding Use Case: Networked Edge

World Wide Technology

Outstanding Use Case: Private Wireless Networks


Wireless Technology Vendor of the Year


Light Reading MVPs

  • Maryam Rofougaran, CEO, Movandi

  • Jezzibell Gilmore, Chief Commercial Officer, Connectbase

Company of the Year (Private)

Tarana Wireless

Company of the Year (Public)

Tejas Networks

Outstanding Use Case: Customer Experience


Best Public-Private Partnership

Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenWiFi – with Dublin City Council, ThinkWiFi and Mawingu

Digital Equity All-Stars

Tarana Wireless

Broadband Service Provider of the Year

Frontier Communications

Most Innovative Broadband Access Solution


Outstanding Use Case: Consumer Broadband Deployment

Render Networks

Outstanding Use Case: Home Network Intelligence

DZS – with TalkTalk Group

Outstanding Use Case: AI/Machine Learning


Outstanding Use Case: Network and Service Automation

stc (Saudi Telecom Company)

Most Innovative Cloud Product or Service

Juniper Networks

Most Innovative Optical Networking Product

Fujitsu Network Communications

Most Innovative Routing and Switching Solution


Most Innovative Cable Network Technology

Technetix Group Ltd