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MWC 2016 – Global Mobile Awards


The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards, the industry’s leading stage for innovation, excellence and achievement, have been renamed. With a brand new name, “The Glomo Awards” for 2016, the mobile industry’s longest established awards platform recognises everything from game changing mobile devices to applications, technologies, apps and services, showcasing the ever growing value that mobility brings to users, to industries, to businesses, communities and economies.

Renowned worldwide for their 21 year heritage, independent judging process by world leading experts, as well as their value and prestige, the awards will be presented at the industry’s most important annual event, the Mobile World Congress 2016.

Category 1: The Connected Life Awards

Best Mobile Innovation for Health

  • Diabetes Tools for TriabetesClinic for Children
  • Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good”
  • Monitorlinq and Slovak Telekom for Slovak Telekom Family Assistance
  • Turkish Ministry of Health & Turk Telekom Group for e-Nabız

Best Mobile Innovation for Education

  • Acer & STUST for Acer CloudProfessor
  • Beijing HEYI Education & Technology Corp. & SK Telecom for Pandarin
  • Colorado Technical University for CTU Mobile
  • Mauj Mobile for
  • SK Telecom for Smart Robot Coding School
  • Worldreader & Opera for Worldreader Mobile

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive

  • Anagog for Crowdsourced Parking Technology
  • Jasper Control Center for Connected Cars
  • QNX for Ford SYNC 3
  • Sierra Wireless for Legato
  • Telia Sonera for Telia Sense

Best Mobile Payment Solution

  • Etisalat for Etisalat Mobile Cashier
  • Etisalat for Etisalat Virtual Mall
  • Samsung for Samsung Pay
  • Vodafone India for Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd
  • Wirecard for Orange Cash

Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce

  • Drawbridge for Connected Consumer Graph
  • Epson & GoInStore for Moverio BT-200 smart glasses
  • Etisalat for Etisalat Mobile Cashier
  • Point Inside for StoreMode™
  • Mnet Mobile, UM Australia & Ensemble Australia for Shoppable Catwalk

Best Use of Mobile for Travel, Leisure & Hospitality

  • Bottle Rocket for Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Ericsson & Falun2015 for Digital Experience Partner
  • Monitise Create for Hub by Premier Inn
  • SapientNitro for Lufthansa Apple Watch App
  • Vodafone for Onboard Services from eGate

Mobile Connect Award for Authentication & Identity

  • Akbank Direkt for Mobile Authentication Methods
  • Etisalat for Etisalat Virtual Mall
  • Hoyos Labs for 1U
  • Orange Spain, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain for Mobile Connect
  • Turk Telekom for Mobile Identity Platform

Best Mobile Innovation for ‘The Internet of Things’

  • Argela Cloud-based Video Surveillance and Analytics Technology
  • Diabetacare™ dCare Smart™ – Powered by Vodafone M2M
  • Jasper Control Center
  • SIGFOX, a global IoT communication service provider
  • Veniam and The Internet of Moving Things

Category 2: Best Mobile Services

Best Mobile Service or App for Enterprise

  • Applause for Applause Testing Services
  • Branch Metrics for Branch Contextual Deep Links
  • KPN and Accenture for Connected Workers
  • LogMeIn for Rescue Lens
  • PGi for iMeet Agenday

Best Use of Mobile for Advertising or Marketing

  • Adsmovil & Initiative for Magnum Unilever
  • Life in Mobile for Heineken UEFA Champions League Campaign
  • Mnet Mobile for The Big Adventure
  • Opera Mediaworks, Mindshare & Wanda Digital for Rexona
  • Paramount Pictures International, MEC, Phunware for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

Best Mobile Cloud Service or App

  • Etisalat for Etisalat Mobile Cashier
  • Etisalat for Etisalat Virtual Mall
  • InnoQuant for MOCA Platform
  • ItsOn Inc. for the ItsOn Platform
  • VMware Enterprise Mobility Management for AirWatch

Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers

  • Dialog Axiata PLC for Self-Care Application Framework
  • Huawei for Huawei Service Anchor
  • KT for WiNG
  • Taiwan Star Telecom LPG Mobile Package with eStore
  • Ufone for Priority Ambassador

Category 3: Social & Economic Development

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets

  • mHealth Tanzania Partnership for Wazazi Nipendeni SMS Service
  • Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good”
  • M-KOPA III Solar Home System for M-KOPA Solar
  • Telefônica Vivo Foundation for Connected Rural School
  • Upstream for Mobile Language Learning
  • Vodafone Telekomunikasyon for Farmers Club

Best Mobile Service for Women in Emerging Markets

  • Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Visa, FBN & YTF for Mobile Financial Services for Women in Nigeria
  • Mobitel for Liyasara – Voice of Women
  • Telenor for Project Sampark
  • Telenor Pakistan & Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa
  • Vodafone Telekomunikasyon for Vodafone Kırmızı Işık (Easy Rescue)

Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

  • Direct Relief & Esri Survey123 for ArcGIS Mobile App
  • Ericsson and United Nations World Food Programme for Ericsson Response
  • Flowminder, Ncell and TeliaSonera for Aid the displaced post Nepal earthquake
  • Mobilink (PMCL) & Waseela Microfinance Bank Ltd for Mobicash
  • Ufone for Mobile Governance Emergency Alert System

Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion

  • Doro for ‘LiveLife’
  • Epson for Moverio Smart Glasses
  • SK Telecom for Smart Hearing Aid
  • Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Companion Mobile Audio Description
  • Vodafone for Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd

The Green Mobile Award

  • Bharti Infratel: Your Sponsor of ZEN (Zero Emission Network)
  • eVolution Networks for Smart Energy Solution
  • Indus Towers for Dramatic Reduction in Carbon emissions
  • Telefónica for Telefónica Global Energy Efficiency Programme 2010-2020
  • Vodafone for Vodafone SMART Energy Access Network

Category 4: Best Mobile Apps

Best Mobile Music App

  • TouchTunes Interactive Networks with AT&T for TouchTunes
  • Guvera for Guvera
  • MOBGEN, Adrian Belew Presents & elephantcandy for FLUX:FX
  • SoundCloud for SoundCloud App
  • Turkcell for Turkcell Music
  • Zya for Ditty by Zya

Best Mobile Game

  • Digital Legends Entertainment for Afterpulse
  • Joel McDonald for Prune
  • Moppin & Devolver Digital for Downwell
  • Noel Llopis and Ron Carmel for Subterfuge
  • Super Evil Megacorp for Vainglory

Best Mobile App Media, Film, TV or Video

  • Fjord & Vocento S.A. for ABC mobile web
  • Magisto for Magisto Video Editor & Maker
  • Netgem for EETV
  • PTCL for PTCL Smart TV App
  • Quickplay for HOOQ app

Best Mobile App for Social and Lifestyle

  • Baby Bundle for Mumsnet Baby Bundle
  • L’Oréal Paris Worldwide for Makeup Genius
  • American Express OPEN Forum by Prolific Interactive
  • Timeline for Timeline
  • Turkcell for Turkcell Healthmetre

Most Innovative Mobile App

  • Guvera for Fradio
  • L’Oréal Paris Worldwide for Makeup Genius
  • Magisto for Video Editor & Maker
  • N-Dream AG for AirConsole
  • Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Companion Mobile Audio Description

Best Overall Mobile App (Judge’s Choice) *

  • Apple Pay
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Google Cardboard
  • Periscope
  • Samsung Pay

Category 5: Best Mobile Handsets & Devices

Best Smartphone 2015 *

  • Apple iPhone 6S
  • LG G4
  • Nexus 6P
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Best Low Cost Smartphone (Sub $100) *

  • Huawei Honor 4A
  • LG Leon
  • Microsoft Lumia 532
  • Moto E
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2

Best Mobile Tablet *

  • Apple iPad Mini 4
  • Apple iPad Pro
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
  • Sony Xperia Z4

Best Wearable Mobile Technology

  • Epson for Moverio smart eyewear range
  • Intel for Recon Jet
  • Martian Watches for GUESS CONNECT Smartwatch
  • Motorola Mobility for Moto360
  • Well Being Digital Ltd for ActivHearts

Best Connected Consumer Electronic Device

  • Ducati Energia & Sopra Steria Group for Ducati FreeDucK Wheel
  • Panasonic Cameramanager for Panasonic Nubo
  • Samsung for Samsung Gear S2
  • Vodafone M2M & Panasonic for Panasonic Nubo
  • ZTE for Spro 2 Smart Projector
  • ZTE for ZTE Zandra

Category 6: Best Mobile Technology

Best Mobile Infrastructure

  • Nokia for Virtualized Mobile Gateway
  • Ericsson for Ericsson Radio System
  • Huawei for Huawei Best Experience Mobile Backhaul
  • Huawei for Huawei Blade Site
  • NetNumber for TITAN

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

  • Opera for Opera Max
  • Parallel Wireless & Saguna for Smart and Flexible RAN
  • SK Telecom for Unified Analytics Platform
  • Telenor India & Huawei for Lean GSM
  • ZTE for Pre5G Massive MIMO base station

Best Technology Enabler

  • Accedian & SK Telecom
  • Affirmed Networks for Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud
  • AT&T Mobility for AT&T Enhanced WebRTC API
  • CommScope & Airvana for OneCell Sector Virtualization
  • Sierra Wireless for mangOH™ Open Hardware for IoT

Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks

  • Athonet for Athonet Software Broadband Mobile Core Solution
  • Luminate Wireless for Cloud-enabled Mobile Networks
  • Metaswitch for Clearwater IMS Core
  • Nokia Networks & Du for Precision Network Planning
  • Enexis, CGI & BroadForward for the world’s first PVNO

Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution

  • AdaptiveMobile for SS7 Protection
  • BlackBerry for BBM Protected
  • Gemalto for Gemalto Cinterion® Secure Element
  • KT & KTCS for whowho
  • Trustonic for Trustonic Secured Platform

Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Contribution

  • Accenture, Oi and TIM Brasil for RAN Sharing
  • China Mobile for TD-LTE Industrialization and Commercialization
  • Movistar 4GLTE for “4G power in real time”
  • nbn, Ericsson & NetComm Wireless for nbn Fixed Wireless network
  • Ooredoo for 4G LTE Technical Deployment


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