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GSMA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2014 GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

February 25, 2014

Press Release

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by British actor, writer, presenter and comedian James Corden.

Corden entertained nominees and attendees with a comic introduction to the ceremony. He was joined on stage to present the awards by Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Chairman, GSMA and President and CEO, Telenor Group, Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA and John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd., as well as representatives from category sponsor Maxim Integrated, media partners CNBC, Fortune and Time and members of the judging panel who co-presented awards.

“Now in the 19th year, the Global Mobile Awards once again showcase the outstanding level of innovation and creative products and services being developed across a diverse and growing industry,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “With more than 680 high calibre entries this year, the competition was stronger than ever and it is a significant achievement to have been honoured today. The GSMA would like to warmly congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and recognise all those who took part for continuing to drive mobile communications into the future.”

The winners of the 2014 Global Mobile Awards are:

Best Mobile Health Product or Service
Energize the Chain for Econet Wireless Vaccine Project in Zimbabwe

Best Mobile Education Product or Service
Enable Mobile Technologies for Magic Pencil

Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive
Nuance Communications for Dragon Drive

Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service
Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa

Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service
Wibbitz for Text-To-Video Technology

Best Mobile Innovation for ‘Smart Cities’
Accenture plc and RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. for City1Tap

Best Mobile-Enabled Consumer Electronics Device
AT&T and Filip Technologies Inc. for FiLIP

Best Enterprise Mobile Service
AirWatch for AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management, Version 7.0

Best Consumer Mobile Service
AT&T for AT&T Digital Life

Best Advertising or Marketing on Mobile

Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Lowe and Partners for Kan Khajura Tesan

Best Network-Based Solution for Serving Customers

GMCR Inc. for Globe Prepaid GoSakto: Create Your Own Promo

Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets

Vodafone Foundation in India, the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) for RUDI Sandesha Vyavhar (RSV) project

Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets

Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa

Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

Smart Communications for Smart’s SafePh: Yolanda Response

Best Mobile Product, Service or App for Accessibility or Ease-of-Use

Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Partner

The Green Mobile Award

Grameenphone Ltd. for Climate Change Program

Best Entertainment App (Gaming, Music, Sports, Video)

Device 6

Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App

CityMapper

Most Innovative Mobile App

PointGrab for CamMe

Smartphone App Challenge

Akbank T.A.S. for Akbank Direkt Mobile App

Best Smartphone

HTC One 

Best Low-Cost Smartphone (sub-$150 wholesale price)

Nokia Lumia 520

Best Entry-level or Featurephone

Nokia 105

Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year

LG

Best Mobile Tablet

Apple iPad Air
Best Mobile Infrastructure
Nokia Solutions and Networks with Telefónica O2 UK Limited for iSON Automation for Operations

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Sensory Inc. for TrulyHandsfreeTM 3.0

Best Cloud-Based Technology for Mobile

Xively for Xively Cloud Services

Best Mobile Identity, Safeguard & Security Products/Solutions

SecureAuth IdP – 2 Factor Access Control for the Mobile Enterprise

Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks

Reach-U for Demograft

Outstanding LTE Contribution

KT Corporation for Wideband LTE-A Commercial Service
SK Telecom for Commercial LTE-Advanced Network

Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ choice

KT Corporation for Wideband LTE-A Commercial Service
SK Telecom for Commercial LTE-Advanced Network

Previously announced were the winners of the Government Mobile Excellence Awards, the GSMA Chairman’s Award and the GSMA Lifetime Achievement Award:
Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award
The Government of the United Arab Emirates

The Economic Policy for Sustainable Mobile Growth Award

The Government of Spain

The Connected Government Award

The Government of Lebanon

Government Leadership Award

The Government of Botswana 

GSMA Chairman’s Award

Dr. Paul Jacobs, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Qualcomm Inc.

GSMA Lifetime Achievement Award

Rob Conway, Former CEO of the GSMA (Posthumous)

The full list of winners and finalist for the 2014 Global Mobile Awards is available at: http://www.globalmobileawards.com/winners-2014

The shortlist for the ‘Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2014′ will be announced between 10.15am and 10.30am (CET), Wednesday, 26th 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 between 9.00am and 9.15am (CET) on Thursday, 27th February.

In total more than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the judging process, including the chief technology officers of 14 mobile operators who took part in judging the “Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology” award.

Full information on the Global Mobile Awards can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com.

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Spanish

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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 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device 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 Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. 

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