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GSMA Announces Winners of the 2013 Global Mobile Awards

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 18th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by writer, actor and comedian, David Walliams.

Walliams entertained nominees and attendees with a comic introduction to the ceremony. He was joined on stage by representatives from sponsors McAfee, Myriad and Telmap, and media partners CNBC, Fortune and Time, who co-presented awards, as well as John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd., and members of the judging panel.

“Through these awards, we are proud to shine the light on the mobile industry’s many innovators and leaders, from all corners of the world,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “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. We would like to congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and thank the many hundreds of companies and organisations that support these awards by entering each year.”

Also announced today 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 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: www.globalmobileawards.com/winners-2013

The shortlist for the ‘Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2013′ will be announced between 10.15am and 10.30am (CET), Wednesday, 27 th February on both Mobile World Live TV and the Global Mobile Awards website. The winner will be honoured in a live presentation on Mobile World Live TV at 8.30am on Thursday, 28 th February.

In total, more than 170 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts and 13 representatives from mobile operators throughout the world participated in the judging of the 2013 awards.

2013 Global Mobile Awards sponsors include: McAfee (Apps of the Year), Myriad (Social & Economic Development) and Telmap (Connected Life Awards and Best Mobile Services). Market data for the ‘Best Mobile App for Consumers’ and ‘Best Mobile App for Enterprise’ categories was provided by Distimo.

Full information on the Global Mobile Awards can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com.


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Nothing much happened on MWC this year though. I think last year was a blast.

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