GSMA Announces Winners of the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards

Shanghai: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards, which were presented last evening at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception, held at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. The awards, which were hosted by popular TV personality Bai Xuxu, honour achievement, excellence and innovation in mobile communications across the dynamic and incredibly diverse Asia Pacific region.

“We extend our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees at our first Asia Mobile Awards here at Mobile World Congress Shanghai,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The AMOs recognise everything from game-changing mobile devices and technologies to applications and services available in all Asian markets, but perhaps more importantly, they underscore the hugely positive impact of mobile communications for people, business and society. Many thanks to all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards.”

The winners of the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards are:

Best Mobile Music App
KT and KT Music for genie

Best Mobile App for Media, Film, TV or Video
News Republic for News Republic

Best Mobile App or Service for Enterprise
MotherApp and Ocean Park for PFlow

Best Mobile Innovation for Connected Lifestyle
Globetouch for CloudSIM for the Connected Car

Best Mobile Innovation for the Internet of Things
ZillionSource Technologies for ZillionSense

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
Jana for Jana

Best Smartphone or Tablet Device
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Best Affordable Smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough – Asia
Sierra Wireless for mangOH™ Open Hardware for IoT

Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry
Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya, Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata

The AMO Awards are the sister awards to the GSMA’s Glomo Awards (The Global Mobile Awards), the mobile industry’s world-leading awards programme. The 2016 AMO Awards were judged by more than 75 world leading independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics – who write about, research and analyse mobile products and services – and in some cases, mobile operator representatives.

Supporters for the AMO Awards included Supporting Sponsor Gionee; Supporting Partners AVING News, CCIDcom, News Republic, ShanghaiEye and Technode; and Table Sponsor KT Corporation. Full information on the AMO Awards can be found at

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