GSM Association Announces Asia Awards Winners

Mobile awards winners announced in Asia’s entertainment capital – Macau

The GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for mobile operators, today announced the winners of the Asia Mobile Awards 2007, as well as the category winners and the overall winner of the Asia Mobile Innovation Awards, which were contested today at the Mobile Asia Congress in Macau.

The awards, hosted by Taiwanese actor, VJ and TV star, David Wu, were announced last night at an glittering industry Gala Party at the new Venetian Hotel in Macau where the Mobile Asia Congress is taking place this week. The evening’s awards – centred around the burgeoning mobile entertainment sector – featured live entertainment from International ‘RnB’ star Craig David, and Taiwanese ‘pop princess’ Elva, kindly sponsored by Warner Music International.

The GSMA created the new Asia Mobile Awards as a platform to showcase leadership and diversity for mobile content, products and services across Asia. A specialist panel of independent analysts, journalists and industry experts, judged the winners. The Asia Mobile Awards are open to operators, vendors and the broad value chain from across the mobile industry that provide products and services that are commercially available in at least one Asian market.

“We are delighted with this year’s Asian Mobile Awards – they recognise the sheer pace of progress that’s been made right across the region’s mobile communication market. Our congratulations to the winners and nominees and our thanks to everyone who participated,” said Rob Conway, CEO of the GSM Association.

The winners of the Asia Mobile Awards 2007 are:

Best Mobile Game

  • Gameloft – Real Football 2007

Best Mobile Music Service

  • PCCW Mobile HK – MOOV on Mobile

Best Mobile Advertising

  • Zad Mobile/Smart Communications/Pepsi – 1-IN-5 Panalo Summer Promotion

Best Mobile Social Networking Service

  • BuzzCity – myGamma

Best Mobile Broadband Handset / Device

  • Winner – Motorola – MOTORAZR2 V9
  • Highly Commended – LG Electronics for Shine

The Mobile Asia Congress, Gala Party & Awards were kindly sponsored by the Macau Government Tourist Office. More information about the Asia Mobile Award 2007 winners can be found

The Asia Mobile Innovation Awards, were created by the GSMA as part of its Mobile Innovation Programme to encourage breakthrough technology, applications and services in the mobile industry by bringing together small and medium-sized companies developing innovative mobile products, industry investors and mobile operators.

Yesterday, at the Mobile Innovation Programme Summit in Macau, each of the eight finalists from across four categories pitched their products and services to senior executives from several leading mobile operators, who selected the eventual winners. The four category winners were announced yesterday at the Summit, and the overall Mobile Innovation Award winner was announced at the industry Awards Gala Party at the Venetian Hotel last night.

The four category winners for the Asia Mobile Innovation awards are:

Most Innovative Wireless Device-centric Technology

  • Telegent Systems, USA

Most Innovative Carrier Infrastructure or Platform

  • 3ple-Media, Netherlands

Most Innovative Mobile Application in a Vertical Market

  • Integra Micro Systems, India

Most innovative Consumer Application or Service

  • Consilient, Canada

And the overall winner for the Asia Mobile Innovation Awards is:

  • Consilient, Canada

More information on the GSMA Mobile Innovation Programme can be found

About the GSMA:
The GSMA (The GSM Association) is the global trade association representing more than 700 GSM mobile phone operators across 218 countries and territories of the world. In addition, more than 200 manufacturers and suppliers support the Association’s initiatives as key partners.

The primary goals of the GSMA are to ensure mobile phones and wireless services work globally and are easily accessible, enhancing their value to individual customers and national economies, while creating new business opportunities for operators and their suppliers. The Association’s members serve more than 2.5 billion customers – 85% of the world’s mobile phone users.

For more information please contact:
For the GSM Association:
Mark Smith or David Pringle