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Light Reading calls for nominees for its third annual Leading Lights Awards program

NEW YORK -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the world's leading online publication for the telecom industry, today calls for nominees for its third annual Leading Lights Awards program, in which top public and private companies and their executives are recognized for their outstanding achievements in the industry.

The winners of the 2006 Leading Lights Awards will be announced November 15, before an audience of more than 200 industry executives, Wall Street financial analysts, and technology and business press at Heavy Reading's Links 2006 Executive Summit Gala Dinner, at the Four Seasons Resort in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Full details, and the entry form, are available on the Leading Lights Awards page at: www.lightreading.com/awards.

The awards categories and judging criteria have been developed based on our six years of experience analyzing telecommunications, plus extensive feedback from both leading financial analysts and service providers.

The awards will be given out for a total of 11 categories for both public and private companies, including: the Leadership Award (for both public and private companies), Best Investment Potential (for a public company), Best New Product (for both public and private companies), Best New Service (both public and private), Best Marketing (both public and private), Best M&A Strategy (public company), and Top IPO or M&A Candidate (private company).

Light Reading's reputation for fiercely independent analysis makes the Leading Lights Awards the most credible and authoritative awards program in the industry – and provides telecom companies with a superlative opportunity to evangelize their expertise and success. The awards will be judged by a panel composed of Light Reading editors, Heavy Reading analysts, and leading experts from the financial community.

The awards program is completely free to enter.

Entrants must simply fill out a Web form in its entirety. The form includes important details that will be used by the judges to evaluate the entries, so please be precise.

The deadline for submission is October 7, 2006. Our judges will review the entries, conduct further research, and then announce finalists the week of October 23. It's important that a representative of your company be available in the interim to answer further questions from our panel of judges.

To enter the contest, please visit: www.lightreading.com/awards.

Contact:

Scott Raynovich
Editor in Chief
Light Reading
1-212-925-0020 x103
[email protected]

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About Light Reading
Reaching a core audience of more than 917,000 enterprise IT managers and executives, Light Reading Inc. publishes Light Reading, the leading global content site for the telecom industry; Byte and Switch, a storage networking site; Unstrung, dedicated to wireless networking; DarkReading, an IT security site; and Cable Digital News, covering the cable industry's evolving communications infrastructure. Light Reading is also affiliated with www.heavyreading.com, a market research site offering quantitative analysis of telecom technology to carriers, service providers, and vendors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of CMP Technology.

About CMP Technology
CMP Technology (www.cmp.com) is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (www.ubm.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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