Mobile industry’s innovators and leaders: The winners of 2013 Global Mobile Awards

The 2013 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the mobile industry’s premier event held at the end of February, shone the light on the mobile industry’s many innovators and leaders, from all corners of the world.  GSMA announced the winners of the 18th Annual Global Mobile awards.

“This year’s new categories reflected the industry’s reach into many new sectors and we received more than 600 high-quality entries from across the mobile ecosystem,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA.

Also announced were the Government Leadership Awards, which recognise governments from around the world for their innovation and leadership in use of mobile technologies in the public sector.

The GSMA reported that more than 72,000* visitors from over 200 countries attended the 2013 Mobile World Congress, setting another new record for the event. The four-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the world’s largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies and companies from industry sectors such as automotive, finance and healthcare, as well as government delegations from across the globe. Over 50 per cent of this year’s Mobile World Congress attendees hold C-level positions, including more than 4,300 CEOs.

The winners of the 2013 Global Mobile Awards are:

Best Mobile Health Product or Service
MIPsoft for BlindSquare

Best Mobile Education or Learning Product or Service
Mobilink for SMS Based Literacy program

Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive
BMW i, MINI, Sixt and Vodafone Group for DriveNow Premium Car Sharing

Best NFC /Mobile Money Product or Service
Etisalat for Flous – The Etisalat Commerce Programme

Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service
Ver Se Innovation for NewsHunt

Best Mobile Innovation for ‘Smart Cities’
Streetline for Parker

Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device
Samsung Electronics for Samsung GALAXY Camera

Best Enterprise Mobile Service
Mobilelron for Version 5 Complete Enterprise Persona

Best Consumer Mobile Service
Comviva for Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity™ MFS platform powering mTicketing service for Bangladesh Railways

Best Advertising or Marketing on Mobile
McCann Worldgroup (Hong Kong) for Chok! Chok! Chok!

Best Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers
NTT DOCOMO for Hanashite Hon’yaku, world’s first automatic voice translation service

Best Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets
Ericsson for Amazon Connection– a digital inclusion program in the Amazon

GSMA mWomen Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
Asiacell for Almas Line

Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
Vodafone Foundation for Vodafone Instant Network

The Green Mobile Award
Indus Towers for Green Sites Project

Best Mobile App for Consumers

Best Mobile App for Enterprise

Judges Choice – Best Overall Mobile App

Most Innovative Mobile App
McCann Worldgroup (Hong Kong) for Chok! Chok! Chok!

Smartphone Application Challenge
AT&T for Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)

Best Application using Network APIs
Bharti Airtel Limited for my airtel app

Best Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S3

Best Feature phone or entry level phone
Nokia Asha 305

Device Manufacturer of the Year

Best Mobile Tablet
Google and Asus for Nexus 7

Best Mobile Infrastructure
Samsung Electronics for Smart LTE Networks

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Accuris Networks for AccuROAM Wi-Fi: Making Wi-Fi a carrier driven extension of GSM for Offload and Roaming

Best Cloud Based Technology for Mobile
Jasper Wireless cloud-based connected devices platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) and consumer electronics

Best Mobile Safeguard & Security Products and Services
AdaptiveMobile and Syniverse for Messaging Trust

Outstanding LTE Contribution
SK Telecom for 4G LTE with PETA Solution

Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTO’s choice
Samsung Electronics for Smart LTE Networks

Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award
Government of New Zealand

Mobile for Development Award
U.S. Agency for International Development

m-Government Award
Government of Moldova

The full list of winners and finalist for the 2013 Global Mobile Awards is available at: