GSMA Announces Winners of 2019 Asia Mobile Awards

Shanghai: The GSMA has announced the winners of the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards), which were presented at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Networking Reception at MWC19 Shanghai. The awards honour the key achievements and innovations driving the mobile industry across the Asia Pacific region.

“We congratulate all of the winners and nominees of the Asia Mobile Awards here at MWC19 Shanghai,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “The AMO Awards recognise the most innovative mobile technologies, products and services, while showcasing the positive impact of mobile on individuals, business and society across the Asia Pacific region. We thank all of our entrants, judges and partners for supporting the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards.”

The winners of the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards are:

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough in Asia
SK Telecom for Innovative Roaming Technology ‘baro’.

Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks in Asia
Telstra Corporation Limited, Ericsson for world’s first implementation of a nation-wide long-range NB-IoT network reaching up to 100km.

Asia 5G Innovation Award
KT for Worldwide Pioneer in 5G.

Best Smartphone in 2019
Huawei for Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.

Best Mobile service for Connected Living in Asia
ZTE for Air to Ground Broadband Service for Airline Connected Living.

Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities in Asia
China Mobile, Huawei, Tendency, Zhengzhou Public Security Bureau for Large-scale NB-IoT Electric Bike Protection and Management.

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia
China Mobile, Huawei & China’s 301 Hospital for The World’s First Successful 5G Remote Surgery on a Living Human Patient Enabled by 5G DN.

Outstanding Contribution to the Asia Mobile Industry
Takashi Tanaka, Chairman of KDDI.

Women4Technology – Asian Industry Leadership Award
Xinmei Cai, Google Japan.

4YFN Award Shanghai 2019 To Be Unveiled
On Friday, 28 June, “4YFN Award Shanghai 2019” will be presented at 4YFN in Hall E7, SNIEC, starting at 14:00, the five finalists will be invited to present in front of a panel of judges as well as investors and the audience to compete for the award. The winner will be announced live.

The winners of the 2019 AMO Awards were chosen from 150 entries and nominations across six categories, and judged by more than 70 world-leading independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives. 

Supporting Partners for the AMO Awards include 36kr, Asia Pacific Daily, AVING News, Smart Cities Association and Yesky. Space and Tomato is the sponsor of the Mobile Technology award category. For further information on AMO Awards winners please visit:

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The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with nearly 400 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 the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences. 

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