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GSMA Announces Winners for 2018 GLOMO Awards

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The GSMA today announced the winners for the Global Mobile Awards 2018 (GLOMO Awards). Announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry.

“Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the 2018 GLOMO Awards,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The GLOMOs recognise the best of the best in mobile, highlighting the technologies, products, companies and individuals that are pushing the boundaries of ingenuity and innovation and creating a better future for all of us. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2018 GLOMOs.”

Winners of the 2018 GLOMO Awards are:

Best Mobile Network Infrastructure
Huawei for 5G Ready Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Radio Family

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Joint winners:
Huawei for 5G Ready CloudAIR Solution
Sprint and Airspan Networks for The Magic Box

Best Network Software Breakthrough
Huawei for 5G Core Solution

Best Mobile Authentication & Security Solution
Evolved Intelligence for Signalling Firewall

Outstanding Mobile Technology - The CTOs’ Choice
Huawei for 5G Ready CloudAIR Solution

Best Mobile Operator Service for Consumers
Reliance Jio and Cisco for Jio Mobile Broadband and Digital Services

Best Mobile Service for the Connected Life
ZTE for ZTE Smart Parking Solution

Best Use of Mobile Marketing
Joint winners:
PHD Online for Spreading Love on LINE
Tenor and Dunkin' Donuts' Halloween GIF Campaign

Most Innovative Mobile App
SMARTIFY and MOBGEN, part of Accenture Digital for SMARTIFY

Best Overall Mobile Consumer Innovation - The Judges' Choice
Ada for Ada

Best Mobile Innovation for Enterprise
SK Telecom and uLikekorea for LiveCare

Best Mobile Innovation for Health
KT for KT Digital Healthcare Solution and Platform "m-Hospital"

Best Mobile Innovation for Education
Safaricom and Eneza Education for Shupavu 291

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive
Cisco for Cisco Jasper Control Center 7.0 for Connected Cars

Best Mobile Innovation for Payment
Samsung for Samsung Pay

Best Mobile Innovation for Commerce
Whisbi for Whisbi Conversational Commerce Solution for Enterprises

Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities
Huawei for NB-IoT Smart City Solution

Smart City Award - The Judges' Choice
Bristol

Best Smartphone 2017
Apple for Apple iPhone X

Disruptive Device Innovation
Apple for Apple TrueDepth Camera

Best Wearable Mobile Technology
Bragi for The Dash Pro

Best Connected Consumer Device
BullGuard for Dojo by BullGuard

Best Mobile VR or AR
Samsung for Samsung Gear VR with Controller

Best Mobile Video Content Service
Reliance Jio Infocomm for "JioTV enabling Jio Digital Life"

Best Mobile Game
Kabam for Transformers: Forged to Fight

Best Content & Media Innovation
Netflix for Stranger Things: The Games

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
Huawei for RuralStar Connectivity Solution

Best Mobile Innovation for Women in Emerging Markets
Cassava Fintech (Econet Wireless Zimbabwe and Mahindra Comviva for EcoCash Savings Club)

Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
Ericsson and UN World Food Programme for Ericsson Response - Caribbean 2017

Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion
Microsoft for Seeing AI - Talking Camera for the Blind Community

The Green Mobile Award
Huawei for Zero-Footprint TubeStar Solution

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs
eWATERpay, Eseye Ltd and Selcom for eWATERpay

Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry
Huawei

Government Excellence Awards Announced at Mobile World Congress
Also announced at Mobile World Congress, the Government Excellence Awards focus on governments that have fostered the true spirit of digitalisation in their national agenda. The 2018 winners are:

Government Leadership Award
Government of the Republic of Estonia

The GSMA’s Government Leadership Award recognises world-class leadership in the establishment of sound telecommunications regulatory policies, based on clear principles that encourage private investment, such as transparency, free and fair competition, and regulatory independence. Estonia’s application was highly regarded by the entire judging panel. Of note were the policy approaches adopted by the Estonian government to support the deployment of mobile services, particularly in relation the provision of fibre backhaul in rural areas and the strong promotion and rapid development of 5G services.

Estonia has made excellent progress towards the digital transformation of its government services, based upon a robust digital identity for all citizens. Further, the panel was impressed by the focus on encouraging the take-up of mobile services in both the private and public sectors, particularly the fact that 95 per cent of government e-services are available through a mobile ID.

Chairman’s Award for Government Innovation in an Emerging Market
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission – Jordan

This award recognises the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission’s (TRC) willingness to engage positively with the mobile industry and its support for ideas to encourage continued and sustained investment in mobile broadband networks. The TRC takes a consultative approach with industry, tests proposals with independent objective studies and is supportive of initiatives that enhance the viability of the mobile sector.

With the support of the TRC, Jordan has made significant progress in the development of digital government services, such as e-health, e-education, tax and municipal services, among others. The important role of the TRC in regional capacity building initiatives is also highly commendable. Finally, the TRC’s focus on monitoring quality of service and customer experience is a concrete demonstration of adopting best international practice.

Additional GLOMO Awards to Be Unveiled on Thursday, 1 March
The Women4Tech Leadership Awards will be announced at the Women4Tech Summit, which takes place at 11:20 – 15:45 CET on Thursday, 1 March from at Auditorium A, Hall 4, Fira Gran Via. Also on Thursday, the award for “Best New Connected Mobile Device” will be presented from the winners stand at 11:00 CET as well as broadcast live on Mobile World Live TV.

The 2018 GLOMO Awards sponsors include National Instruments, Category Sponsor for “Mobile Tech” and Syniverse, Category Sponsor for “Women4Technology”.

For further information on GLOMO Award winners, please visit www.mobileworldcongress.com/conference-programmes/global-mobile-awards-2018/winners-2018/.

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress 2018
Full information on Mobile World Congress 2018 is available at www.mobileworldcongress.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress on Twitter @GSMA using #MWC18, on our LinkedIn Mobile World Congress page www.linkedin.com/company/gsma-mobile-world-congress or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mobileworldcongress/.

The Mobile World Congress is the cornerstone of the Mobile World Capital, which will be hosted in Barcelona through 2023. The Mobile World Capital encompasses programmes and activities that span the entire year and will benefit not only the citizens of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, but also the worldwide mobile industry. For more information on the Mobile World Capital, visit www.mobileworldcapital.com.

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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

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GSMA Press Office
pressoffice@gsma.com

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