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GSMA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2016 GLOMO AWARDS

February 25, 2016


Barcelona: The GSMA today congratulates all winners of the 2016 Glomo Awards, which were announced during a series of ceremonies and live TV presentations throughout the week at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Awards hosts TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley revealed the winners on Mobile World Live TV and at the official awards ceremony, which took place on Tuesday, 23 February. 

“Our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the GSMA’s Glomo Awards this week of Mobile World Congress," said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "In what was a remarkably wide field of more than 930 entrants, narrowed to 170 nominees, it is truly an outstanding achievement to have been selected by our esteemed judging panels. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 21st Glomo Awards.”

Also announced in separate ceremonies at Mobile World Congress were winners of the “Government Excellence Awards”, and the “Outstanding Achievement” awards that included the “Chairman’s Award” and an award for “Connected Women Leadership in the Industry”.

The winners of the 2016 Glomo Awards are:

Best Mobile Innovation for Health
Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good”


Best Mobile Innovation for Education
Worldreader and Opera for Worldreader Mobile


Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive
Anagog for Crowdsourced Parking Technology


Best Mobile Payment Solution
Vodafone India for Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd


Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce
Point Inside for StoreMode™


Best Use of Mobile for Travel, Leisure & Hospitality
SapientNitro for Lufthansa Apple Watch App


Mobile Connect Award for Authentication & Identity
Orange Spain, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain for Mobile Connect


Best Mobile Innovation for ‘The Internet of Things’

SIGFOX – A Global IoT communication service provider


Outstanding Innovation for the Connected Life

Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good”
Orange Spain, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain for Mobile Connect


Best Mobile Service or App for Enterprise
KPN and Accenture for Connected Workers


Best Use of Mobile for Advertising or Marketing
Opera Mediaworks, Mindshare and Wanda Digital for Rexona


Best Mobile Cloud Service or App
InnoQuant for MOCA Platform


Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers
Dialog Axiata PLC for Self-Care Application Framework


Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
M-KOPA III Solar Home System for M-KOPA Solar


Best Mobile Service for Women in Emerging Markets
Vodafone Telekomunikasyon for Vodafone Kırmızı Işık (Easy Rescue)


Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
Flowminder, Ncell and TeliaSonera for Aid the displaced post Nepal earthquake


Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion
Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Companion Mobile Audio Description


The Green Mobile Award
Telefónica for Telefónica Global Energy Efficiency Programme 2010-2020


Best Mobile Music App
SoundCloud for SoundCloud App


Best Mobile Game
Super Evil Megacorp for Vainglory


Best Mobile App Media, Film, TV or Video
Quickplay for HOOQ app


Best Mobile App for Social and Lifestyle
Turkcell for Turkcell Healthmetre


Most Innovative Mobile App
L’Oréal Paris Worldwide for Makeup Genius


Best Overall Mobile App (Judge’s Choice) 
Google Cardboard


Best Smartphone 2015 
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge


Best Low Cost Smartphone (Sub $100)
Xiaomi Redmi 2


Best Mobile Tablet
Microsoft Surface Pro 4


Best Wearable Mobile Technology
Well Being Digital Ltd for ActivHearts


Best Connected Consumer Electronic Device
Samsung for Samsung Gear S2


Best Mobile Infrastructure
Ericsson for Ericsson Radio System


Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
ZTE for Pre5G Massive MIMO base station


Best Technology Enabler
Accedian and SK Telecom for QoE-Aware SDN Control


Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks
Athonet for Athonet Software Broadband Mobile Core Solution


Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution
Trustonic for Trustonic Secured Platform


Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Contribution
Accenture, Oi and TIM Brasil for RAN Sharing


Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ Choice
ZTE for Pre5G Massive MIMO base station


Government Leadership Award
The Federal Government of the United Mexican States


Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award
The Government of the Republic of Colombia


Chairman’s Award
Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices, Telenor and Vodafone for outstanding achievement in support of the GSMA’s Mobile Connect Initiative


Connected Women Leadership in the Industry
Roshan


This year’s “Chairman’s Award” was presented during a special ceremony on Sunday evening and recognised the collaborative work of six of India’s mobile operators for their work in support of GSMA Mobile Connect, a mobile phone-based authentication solution.

Speaking at the presentation, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, GSMA Chairman, said: “Here at Mobile World Congress last year, I challenged our industry to think big and to make Mobile Connect available to more than one billion consumers around the world and I’m pleased to report that we surpassed that, reaching the 2 billion consumer milestone. These six Indian operator worked ceaselessly throughout 2015 and early 2016 in support of this goal and together, they are worthy winners of the “Chairman’s Award” for 2016.”

The Glomo Awards are judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives. The winner of the “Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – the CTOs’ Choice” award was selected by a panel of industry-leading CTOs from the worldwide operator community.

2016 Glomo Awards Sponsors

The 2016 Glomo Awards sponsors and partners include: Blancco Technology Group, Category Sponsor for "Best Mobile Technology"; Softonic, Category Sponsor for "Best Mobile Apps"; and Techradar, Official Media Partner.
Full information on the 2016 Glomo Awards can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com.

-ENDS-

About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 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 and the Mobile 360 Series conferences. 
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com.



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