London: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 20th Global Mobile Awards, which were presented this afternoon at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were announced in a ceremony hosted by actor, comedian, writer and film producer John Cleese.
Cleese, best known for the Monty Python TV and film series, as well as Fawlty Towers and countless film appearances, opened the ceremony in an irreverent style, referring to the audience as “technical geeks” and recalling his experiences of hotel service on his global travels. He was joined on stage to present the awards by Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Chairman, of the GSMA and President and CEO of Telenor Group, Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA and John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd., as well as representatives from Telefónica, Time/Fortune and Gamelab.
“We warmly congratulate all those honoured today,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “The GSMA is very proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Global Mobile Awards, which provide an outstanding platform to recognise world leaders in mobile innovation and diversity. It is an incredible achievement to have been announced as a Global Mobile Award winner today, as the high calibre of entries is a true reflection of the dynamic, creative and inventive thinking that will drive our industry towards the next 20 years.”
The winners of the 2015 Global Mobile Awards are:
Best Mobile Innovation for Health
Trice Imaging & Qualcomm Wireless Reach for Mobile Ultrasound Patrol
Best Mobile Innovation for Education & Learning
EDUMOBI for EDUMOBI Mobile Learning Network
Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive
Ericsson for Connected Vehicle Cloud
The NFC & Mobile Money Award
Dialog Axiata for eZ Cash
Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce
Etisalat for Connected Commerce
Best Mobile Innovation for the ‘Internet of Things’
Jasper for Cloud IoT Platform
The Mobile Connect Award for Best Authentication & Identity Solution
Etisalat for Mobile Connect
Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device
ZTE for Smart Projector
Best Mobile Service or App for Enterprise
Citi for CitiDirect BE Mobile
Best Mobile Service or App for Consumers
Bharti Airtel for One Touch Internet
Best Mobile Cloud Service or App
AirWatch for Enterprise Mobility Management
Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing
Mnet Mobile for Game On
Best Mobile Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers
Alcatel-Lucent for VoLTE and Service Innovation
Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets
Opera for Opera Web Pass and Sponsored Web Pass
Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
BBC Media Action: Mobile Academy & Mobile Kunji for Harnessing Mobile for Community Health Workers
Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
TabangKO Emergency E-transfers for Haiyan Survivors
Best Mobile App, Service or Initiative for Accessibility & Inclusion
OtoSense for Sound Recognition
Best Mobile Device for Accessibility & Inclusion
Doro for Doro Liberto 820
The Green Mobile Award
Indus Towers for Enabling Green Telecom
Best Mobile Music App
Smart Communications for SPINNR
Best Mobile Game App
Gameloft for Asphalt 8: Airborne
Best Mobile Photo, Art, Video or TV App
Best Mobile Media & Publishing App
News Republic for Start a Conversation
Most Innovative Mobile App
Mnet Mobile for Game On
Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App
Apple iPhone 6
Best Low Cost Smartphone
Motorola Moto E
Best Mobile Tablet
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Best Wearable Mobile Technology
Motorola Mobility for the Moto 360
Best Mobile Infrastructure
Huawei for LampSite Solution
Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Best Technology Enabler
Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks
Vodafone for Vodafone Interstandard Roaming Services
Best Security/ Anti-Fraud Product or Solution
Samsung for KNOX Workspace
Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Solution
Telstra for LTE Advanced Network for Emergency Services (LANES)
Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ choice
GSMA Chairman’s Award 2015
Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, Managing Director/President & Group CEO, Axiata Group Berhad
Government Leadership Award 2015
Government of Brazil
Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award 2015
Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
The full list of winners and finalists for the 2015 Global Mobile Awards is available at: www.globalmobileawards.com/winners-2015/.
The “Connected Women: Leadership in Industry” award will be presented at 10:15 CET on Wednesday, 4th March as part of the Connected Women Summit, which will be held in CC2 Auditorium, Upper Level, Hall 2. Three finalists for the “Young Mobile Innovator of the Year 2015” award will pitch their ideas to a panel of specially selected judges prior to the “Mobile Innovation 2” conference session taking place at 15:15 CET on Wednesday, 4th March, Hall 4, Auditorium 1, with the winner announced at the end of the session.
The shortlist for “Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2015” will be revealed between 10:15 and 10:30 CET on Mobile World Live TV, as well as the Global Mobile Awards website. The overall winner will be honoured in a live presentation on Mobile World Live TV just after 09:00 CET on Thursday, 5th March.
The Global Mobile Awards are judged by more than 300 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 17 industry-leading CTOs from the worldwide operator community. These included CTOs from América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Meteor, Oi, Orange, PCCW, Singtel, SK Telecom, Smartfren, Telefónica, Three, Turkcell and Vodafone.
2015 Global Mobile Award sponsors and partners include Schneider Electric (Green Mobile Award Sponsor), Application Developers Alliance (Young Mobile Innovator of the Year Category Partner), Gamelab Mobile (Best Mobile Game Category Partner) and Getty Images (Awards Ceremony Image Partner).
More information on the Global Mobile Awards 2015 can be found at http://www.globalmobileawards.com/.
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