Winners of GSMA's GLOMO Awards 2017 announced

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The GSMA has presented the winners for the Global Mobile Awards 2017 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Michael O’Hara, CMO, GSMA said: “The Glomo Awards recognise those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry, and we are excited to this year introduce several new awards that highlight the very latest developments in this dynamic industry."

Winners :

Best mobile innovation for health: R/GA and Owlet Baby Care for Owlet

Best mobile innovation for education & learning: Robi Axiata Ltd for Robi-10 Minute School

Best mobile innovation for automotive: Cisco Jasper Control Center for Connected Cars

Best mobile payment solution: EcoNet Wireless and Mahindra Comviva for EcoCash

Best use of mobile for retail, brands and commerce: Shell and MOBGEN, part of Accenture Digital, for Shell Motorist App

Best use of mobile for travel, leisure and hospitality: what3words for 3 word addresses

Mobile Connect award for authentication and identity: Orange and Danal Inc. for Check & Go MC

Best use of mobile for smart cities: KT for KT-MEG (Micro Energy Grid) platform

Best mobile service or solution for enterprise: Airbus and Accenture for wearable technology seat marking solution

Best use of mobile for advertising or marketing: PHD Media for Kheloge Toh Jeetoge

Best mobile cloud service or app: VMware for VMware Workspace ONE

Best mobile network solution for serving customers: Vodafone Group for Vodafone Smart Pricing

Best mobile innovation for emerging markets: Reliance Jio Infocomm and Samsung Networks for Jio Digital Movement India

Best mobile product, application or service for women in emerging markets: Jazz for JazzCash Mobile Account

Mobile in emergency or humanitarian situations: Turkcell for “Hello Hope” mobile app for integration of Syrian refugees

Best use of mobile for accessibility and inclusion: Turk Telekom and Boni for LOUD STEPS

The Green Mobile award: Ericsson and Telenor Myanmar for Pure Solar Myanmar

Outstanding mobile contribution to the UN SDGs: World Food Programme for ShareTheMeal

Best mobile app for the connected lifestyle: MINDBODY for MINDBODY App

Best mobile app for virtual or augmented reality: Blippar for Blippar
Best mobile video, TV or film app: SK Telecom for oksusu (Jointly with SK Broadband)

Best mobile app for business: Salesforce for Salesforce1

Most innovative mobile app: Sliide Airtime Africa for Sliide

Best overall mobile app (judge’s choice): Niantic Inc. for Pokémon Go

Best smartphone 2016: Samsung for Galaxy S7 Edge

Disruptive device innovation award: Amazon for Amazon Echo

Best new smartphone or connected mobile device at MWC 2017: Sony for Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Best wearable mobile technology: Orange for Orange VR1

Best connected consumer electronic device: R/GA and Owlet Baby Care for Owlet

Best mobile infrastructure: Huawei for Active Antenna Unit (AAU) Network System

Best mobile technology breakthrough: Altiostar for Altiostar vRAN (Virtual RAN) Solution

Best technology enabler: Huawei for NFV Solution

Best mobile security or anti-fraud solution: Samsung SDS for Samsung Mobile Security Management Suite

Outstanding contribution for LTE evolution to 5G: Huawei for the evolution from 4.5G to 5G

Best IoT innovation for mobile networks: Nokia for Nokia end-to-end IoT Solution

Outstanding overall mobile technology – the CTO’s choice: Altiostar for Altiostar vRAN (virtual RAN) solution

Government leadership award: Government of Pakistan

Outstanding contribution to the mobile industry: for inspirational efforts in support of syrian refugees: joint winners: Asiacell, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell, Zain and Vodafone

Women4Technology – industry leadership award (individuals): Iridiscent –Anar Simpson

Women4Technology – industry leadership award (organisations): Funkidz for Kidz Go Tech



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