GSMA Announces Winners Of The 2013 Global Mobile Awards
BARCELONA, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
The GSMA today announced the winners of the 18th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by writer, actor and comedian, David Walliams.
Walliams entertained nominees and attendees with a comic introduction to the ceremony. He was joined on stage by representatives from sponsors McAfee, Myriad and Telmap, and media partners CNBC, Fortune and Time, who co-presented awards, as well as John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd., and members of the judging panel.
"Through these awards, we are proud to shine the light on the mobile industry's many innovators and leaders, from all corners of the world," said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. "This year's new categories reflected the industry's reach into many new sectors and we received more than 600 high-quality entries from across the mobile ecosystem. We would like to congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and thank the many hundreds of companies and organisations that support these awards by entering each year."
Also announced today were the Government Leadership Awards, which recognise governments from around the world for their innovation and leadership in use of mobile technologies in the public sector.
The winners of the 2013 Global Mobile Awards are:
Best Mobile Health Product or ServiceMIPsoft for BlindSquare
Best Mobile Education or Learning Product or ServiceMobilink for SMS Based Literacy program
Best Mobile Product or Service for AutomotiveBMW i, MINI, Sixt and Vodafone Group for DriveNow Premium Car Sharing
Best NFC /Mobile Money Product or ServiceEtisalat for Flous - The Etisalat Commerce Programme
Best Mobile Publishing Product or ServiceVer Se Innovation for NewsHunt
Best Mobile Innovation for 'Smart Cities'Streetline for Parker
Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics DeviceSamsung Electronics for Samsung GALAXY Camera
Best Enterprise Mobile ServiceMobilelron for Version 5 Complete Enterprise Persona
Best Consumer Mobile ServiceComviva for Mahindra Comviva's mobiquity(TM) MFS platform powering mTicketing service for Bangladesh Railways
Best Advertising or Marketing on MobileMcCann Worldgroup (Hong Kong) for Chok! Chok! Chok!
Best Network Product or Solution for Serving CustomersNTT DOCOMO for Hanashite Hon'yaku, world's first automatic voice translation service
Best Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging MarketsEricsson for Amazon Connection- a digital inclusion program in the Amazon
GSMA mWomen Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging MarketsAsiacell for Almas Line
Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian SituationsVodafone Foundation for Vodafone Instant Network
The Green Mobile AwardIndus Towers for Green Sites Project
Best Mobile App for ConsumersFacebook
Best Mobile App for EnterpriseEvernote
Judges Choice - Best Overall Mobile AppWaze
Most Innovative Mobile AppMcCann Worldgroup (Hong Kong) for Chok! Chok! Chok!
Smartphone Application ChallengeAT&T for Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)
Best Application using Network APIsBharti Airtel Limited for my airtel app
Best SmartphoneSamsung Galaxy S3
Best Feature phone or entry level phoneNokia Asha 305
Device Manufacturer of the YearSamsung
Best Mobile TabletGoogle and Asus for Nexus 7
Best Mobile InfrastructureSamsung Electronics for Smart LTE Networks
Best Mobile Technology BreakthroughAccuris Networks for AccuROAM Wi-Fi: Making Wi-Fi a carrier driven extension of GSM for Offload and Roaming
Best Cloud Based Technology for MobileJasper Wireless cloud-based connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics
Best Mobile Safeguard & Security Products and ServicesAdaptiveMobile and Syniverse for Messaging Trust
Outstanding LTE ContributionSK Telecom for 4G LTE with PETA Solution
Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology - The CTO's choiceSamsung Electronics for Smart LTE Networks
Spectrum for Mobile Broadband AwardGovernment of New Zealand
Mobile for Development AwardU.S. Agency for International Development
m-Government AwardGovernment of Moldova
The full list of winners and finalist for the 2013 Global Mobile Awards is available at: www.globalmobileawards.com/winners-2013
The shortlist for the 'Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2013' will be announced between 10.15am and 10.30am (CET), Wednesday, 27th February on both Mobile World Live TV and the Global Mobile Awards website. The winner will be honoured in a live presentation on Mobile World Live TV at 8.30am on Thursday, 28th February.
In total, more than 170 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts and 13 representatives from mobile operators throughout the world participated in the judging of the 2013 awards.
2013 Global Mobile Awards sponsors include: McAfee (Apps of the Year), Myriad (Social & Economic Development) and Telmap (Connected Life Awards and Best Mobile Services). Market data for the 'Best Mobile App for Consumers' and 'Best Mobile App for Enterprise' categories was provided by Distimo.
Full information on the Global Mobile Awards can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com.
About the GSMA The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem , including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com
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