The GSMA Global Mobile Awards recognise and celebrate all the contributions made to the ever-evolving and developing mobile industry. The nominees for the 18th annual Global Mobile Awards have now been announced and the winners will be presented on Tuesday, 26th February at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, in an afternoon ceremony. This year we received well over 600 entries and nominations for the 37 awards, the largest ever number of honors to be presented at the Global Mobile Awards. The awards were judged by a panel of independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives.
A full list of nominees and awards categories can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com/nominees-2013/
Introducing your host for 2013!
This year, the Global Mobile Awards will be hosted by British Writer, Actor, Fundraiser and Comedian David Walliams. David Walliams shot to fame through his work with Matt Lucas to create the television series Little Britain and latterly Come Fly With Me. Little Britain has won numerous international awards including three BAFTAs, showing in over 100 countries.
In addition to a wide variety of television, stage and film roles, Walliams has worked tirelessly for charity raising over £7 million, and in September 2011 he swam the length of the River Thames (140 miles) for Sports Relief, raising £1 million in the process.
He has also authored a number of bestselling children’s books and is also a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.
Global Mobile Awards Ceremony
The Global Mobile Awards were presented Tuesday, 26 February. The full winners list is below. For more information, please visit www.globalmobileawards.com.
- Best Mobile Health Product or Service: MIPsoft for BlindSquare
- Best Mobile Education or Learning Product or Service: Mobilink for SMS Based Literacy program
- Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive: BMW i, MINI, Sixt and Vodafone Group for DriveNow Premium Car Sharing
- Best NFC /Mobile Money Product or Service: Etisalat for Flous – The Etisalat Commerce Programme
- Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service: Ver Se Innovation for NewsHunt
- Best Mobile Innovation for ‘Smart Cities’: Streetline for Parker
- Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device: Samsung Electronics for Samsung GALAXY Camera
- Best Enterprise Mobile Service: Mobilelron for Version 5 Complete Enterprise Persona
- Best Consumer Mobile Service: Comviva for Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity™ MFS platform powering mTicketing service for Bangladesh Railways
- Best Advertising or Marketing on Mobile: McCann Worldgroup (Hong Kong) for Chok! Chok! Chok!
- Best Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers: NTT DOCOMO for Hanashite Hon’yaku, world’s first automatic voice translation service
- Best Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets: Ericsson for Amazon Connection– a digital inclusion program in the Amazon
- GSMA mWomen Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets: Asiacell for Almas Line
- Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations: Vodafone Foundation for Vodafone Instant Network
- The Green Mobile Award: Indus Towers for Green Sites Project
- Best Mobile App for Consumers: Facebook
- Best Mobile App for Enterprise: Evernote
- Judges Choice – Best Overall Mobile App: Waze
- Most Innovative Mobile App: McCann Worldgroup (Hong Kong) for Chok! Chok! Chok!
- Smartphone Application Challenge: AT&T for Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)
- Best Application using Network APIs: Bharti Airtel Limited for my airtel app
- Best Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S3
- Best Feature phone or entry level phone: Nokia Asha 305
- Device Manufacturer of the Year: Samsung
- Best Mobile Tablet: Google and Asus for Nexus 7
- Best Mobile Infrastructure: Samsung Electronics for Smart LTE Networks
- Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough: Accuris Networks for AccuROAM Wi-Fi: Making Wi-Fi a carrier driven extension of GSM for Offload and Roaming
- Best Cloud Based Technology for Mobile: Jasper Wireless cloud-based connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics
- Best Mobile Safeguard & Security Products and Services: AdaptiveMobile and Syniverse for Messaging Trust
- Outstanding LTE Contribution: SK Telecom for 4G LTE with PETA Solution
- Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTO’s Choice: Samsung Electronics for Smart LTE Networks
- Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award: Government of New Zealand
- Mobile for Development Award: U.S. Agency for International Development
- m-Government Award: Government of Moldova
Congratulations to all of the winners!
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