The GSMA Announces Winners of the Annual Global Mobile Awards

The GSMA Announces Winners of the Annual Global Mobile Awards

February 15, 2011

Press Release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GSMA today announced the winners of the 16th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were recognised in a two-part afternoon awards ceremony and evening celebration hosted by British TV and radio presenter Jonathan Ross. Guests at the Congress Party and Awards Celebration were entertained by Grammy and Brit Award-winning singer Duffy and internationally acclaimed indie rock band Metric.

“This year’s awards attracted more than 600 entrants, with many high calibre entries across all categories,” said Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board, GSMA. “The GSMA congratulates the award winners and commends all finalists for their innovation, ingenuity and important contributions to the success of the mobile industry.”

The afternoon awards ceremony included the presentation of nine categories of awards, including the first “Global Mobile Apps Awards”, introduced this year to celebrate the emerging trends in applications, as well as the “Mobile Innovation” category, which honoured achievements across vertical sectors such as health, education and transport and utilities. The awards for “Best Mobile App” and “Best Mobile Device” were presented at the evening Congress Party and Awards Celebration, along with “Device Manufacturer of the Year”.

The 2011 Global Mobile Award Winners include:

App of the Year on the Apple Platform
Winner: Rovio/Clickgamer/Chillingo – Angry Birds

App of the Year on the BlackBerry® App World Platform
Winner: Research In Motion – BlackBerry Messenger

App of the Year on the Android Platform
Winner: Google – Google Maps

App of the Year on the Nokia Platform
Winner: Herocraft & InnerActive – Zum Zum

Best Mobile App
Winner: Rovio/Clickgamer/Chillingo – Angry Birds

Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign
Winner: Mobilera – Outeractive – Unilever Cornetto Multiplayer Interactive Wall Projection Mapping Game

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Solution
Winner: Antenna – Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP)

Best Mobile Money Product or Solution
Winner: Airtel Africa, MasterCard Worldwide and Standard Chartered Bank – Airtel Card

Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development
Winner: Ericsson and Flexenclosure – Ericsson Community Power

Best Mobile Money for the Unbanked Service
Winner: Vodafone Group, Safaricom, Vodacom, Vodafone Essar Limited and Roshan Ltd. – M-PESA

Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segments
Winner: BBC World Service Trust – BBC Janala

Best M-Health Innovation
Winner: Mobisante, Inc. – MobiUS

Best Mobile Learning Innovation
Winner: Urban Planet Mobile and PT Telkomsel – Urban English, Mobile English Learning Initiative

Best Mobile Innovation for Utilities
Winner: EDMI and Sierra Wireless for EDMI EWM100 Advanced GSM/GPRS Modem – Smart Metering Applications

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive & Transport
Winner: Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, AT&T, NTT DOCOMO Inc, and Telenor Connexion for ICT – Electric Vehicles

Best Embedded Mobile Device (Non-Handsets)
Winner: AT&T and VITALITY, Inc. – AT&T-connected Vitality GlowCaps

Green Mobile Award for Best Green Product/Service or Performance
Winner: Bharti Infratel – GreenTowers P7 Project

Best Mobile Device
Winner: Apple – iPhone 4

Device Manufacturer of the Year
Winner: HTC

Best Mobile Broadband Technology
Winner: Ruckus Wireless – Ruckus Mobile Wi-Fi Gateway System

Best Mobile Technology for Emerging Markets
Winner: Orange – Orange Solar Base Station Programme

Best Technology Breakthrough
Winner: Seven Networks – SEVEN Open Channel

Best Customer Care and CRM
Winner: Airtel Africa and Tango Telecom – Tango Telecom’s ‘Dynamic Pricing Service’

GSMA Chairman’s Award
Winner: Wang Jianzhou, Executive Chairman, China Mobile

Government Leadership Award
Winner: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

RCS Development Challenge
Winner: Jibe Mobile – RCS Best Mobile Client
Winner: Movial – RCS Best PC Client
Winner: Solaiemes – RCS Best Innovation

The full list of winners and finalist for the 2011 Global Mobile Awards is available at http://www.gsma.com/newsroom/gsma-announces-winners-of-the-17th-annual-global-mobile-awards/

Global Mobile Award sponsors included the QTel Group (Congress Party and Awards Celebration Sponsor); Huawei (Platinum Awards Sponsor); the Government of Catalonia (Global Mobile App Awards Sponsor and Host Sponsor); and Myriad (Best Mobile Device Category Sponsor & After Awards Party Sponsor). RCS Development Challenge sponsors included Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, Orange and Telefónica.

-ENDS-

About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry.

 

For more information, please visit Mobile World Live, the new online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com or the GSMA corporate website at www.gsmworld.com.

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