Winners of the 20th Global Mobile Awards Announced at Mobile World Congress

Today, GSMA, the organizer of the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, announced the winners of the20th Global Mobile Awards. The awards were presented 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., and representatives from Telefónica, Time/Fortune and Gamelab.

John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd, recognized the winners: “We warmly congratulate all those honoured today. 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.”

Winners of the 2015 Global Mobile Awards

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

  • Peel

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


Best Smartphone

  • Apple iPhone 6
  • LG G3

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

  • Airvana OneCell

Best Technology Enabler

  • Dialog Ideamart

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

  • Airvana OneCell

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

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.

About Global Mobile Awards
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).

Originally published on the Examiner on March 3, 2015. Author Scott Amyx.


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