Awards History

Awards History

Mobile Handsets & Devices:
2013

Best Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S3

Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone

Nokia Asha 305

Device Manufacturer of the Year

Samsung

Best Mobile Device

HTC

Best Mobile Tablet

Google & Asus for Nexus 7

2012

Best Smartphone

Samsung for Samsung Galaxy S II

Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone

Nokia for Nokia C3-00

Device Manufacturer of the Year

Samsung

Best Mobile Tablet

Apple for Apple iPad 2

Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012

Nokia for Nokia 808 Pure View

Best Embedded Mobile Device (Non-Handsets)

AT&T for Garmin GTU 10

2011

Best Mobile Device:

Apple for iPhone 4

Device Manufacturer of the Year

HTC

2010

Best Mobile Handset/Device:

HTC for HTC Hero

Best Mobile Connected Device (Non Handsets)

Novatel Wireless, Inc. for Novatel Wireless MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

2009

Best Mobile Handset/Device:

INQ for the INQ¹ More info

2008

Best Mobile Handset/Device:

Sony Ericsson for the W910 Walkman Phone More info

2007

Best GSM Handset:

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for the SGH-D900. More info

Best 3G Handset:

Sony Ericsson for the Sony Ericsson K800 Cyber-Shot T phone. More info

Best Ultra Low Cost Handset:

Motorola for the MOTOFONE F3. More info

2006

Best GSM Handset:

Nokia for the Nokia 8800.

Best 3G Handset:

Motorola for the Motorola RAZR V3x. More info

2005

Best GSM Handset:

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd for the SGH-D500. More info

Best 3G Handset:

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications for the V800 More info

2004

Best Handset:

Sony Ericsson for the T610. More info

2003

Best Handset:

Sharp Corporation (UK) for the Sharp GX10.

2002

Best Handset:

NTT DoCoMo (Japan) for FOMA.

Global Mobile App Awards:
2013

Best Mobile App for Consumers

Facebook

Best Mobile App for Enterprise

Evernote

Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App

Waze
Highly Commended – Sky Sports F1 Companion

Most Innovative Mobile App

McCann Worldgroup (Hong Kong) for Chok! Chok! Chok!

2012

Best Mobile App for Consumers

Rovio Entertainment Ltd. for Angry Birds Rio

Best Mobile App for Enterprise

Citrix Systems for Citrix Receiver

Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App

WhatsApp Inc. for WhatsApp

Most Innovative Mobile App

SwiftKey

2011

App of the Year on the Apple Platform:

Rovio/Clickgamer/Chillingo for Angry BirdsApp of the Year on the BlackBerry®

App World Platform:

Research In Motion for BlackBerry Messenger

App of the Year on the Android Platform:

Google for Google Maps

App of the Year on the Nokia Platform:

Herocraft & InnerActive for Zum Zum

Best Mobile App:

Rovio/Clickgamer/Chillingo for Angry Birds

Best Mobile Business & Enterprise:
2011

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Solution:

Antenna for Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP)

Best Mobile Money Product or Solution:

Airtel Africa, MasterCard Worldwide and Standard Chartered Bank for Airtel Card

Mobile Entertainment Awards:
2010

Best Mobile Game:

Iricom for The Last City – fight for your life!

Best Mobile Music/Video Service:

Odyssey Music Group for Deezer

Best Mobile TV Service:

CBS Mobile for TV.COM Mobile App

2009

Best Mobile Game:

Gameloft: Real Football 2009 More info (Highly Commended: Digital Chocolate: AvaPeeps: FlirtNation)

Best Mobile Music/Video Service:

BBC (UK) for BBC iPlayer on mobile. More info

Best Mobile TV Service:

MobiTV for MobiTV More info

2008

Best Mobile Game:

(Joint Winners) Cellufun – Call of the Pharaoh More info & Glu Mobile – My Hangman

Best Mobile Music Service:

Omnifone for MusicStation More info

Best Mobile Video Service:

mywaves for mywaves More info

2007

Best Mobile Game:

I-play – The Fast and the Furious Tokyo. More info

Best Mobile Music Service:

Vodafone for Vodafone-MeinPC. More info

Best Mobile Video Service:

marblemedia, NFB and Bravo! FACT for Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction. More info

2006

Best Mobile Game:

I-play- Skipping Stone.

Best Mobile Music Service:

Hi3G Access AB for 3 Music.

Best Mobile Video Service:

Tapuz people for BLOGTV.

2005

Best Mobile Entertainment Content or Service:

Somethin’ Else, UK.

Best Mobile Services:
2013

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

2012

Best Enterprise Mobile Service

Fiberlink for MaaS360

Best Consumer Mobile Service

Google for Google Maps for Android

Best Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers

Turkcell for Turkcell TiklaKonus

2010

Best Mobile Advertising Service:

Research in Motion for BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service:

adaffix Gmbh for YELLIX – Caller ID

Best Mobile Internet Service:

Safaricom Limited for M-PESA (bulk payment & utility bill) extension to service

2009

Best Mobile Advertising Service:

Turkcell (Turkey) for Tonla Kazan More info

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service:

Vodafone for Vodafone Global Enterprise Limited More info

Best Mobile Internet Service:

Nokia (Finland) for Nokia Sports Tracker More info

Best Mobile Money Service:

Safaricom (Kenya) and Vodafone Group for M-PESA More info

2008

Best Mobile Advertising Service:

Crossmedia Avenue (Sweden) for AMF Pension – the MMS campaign More info

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service:

Microsoft for Windows Mobile 6 More info

Best Made for Mobile Infotainment for Sports & News Content:

Yahoo! Connected Life – Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 More info

Best Mobile Social Networking Service:

BuzzCity – myGamma.com More info

Best Mobile Messaging Service:

Seven – System Seven 7.0 More info

2007

Best Mobile Advertising Service:

Qwikker (US) for Virgin Mobile V-Festival. More info

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service:

Telepo Ltd for Fixed-Mobile Convergence Solution. More info

Best Made for Mobile Infotainment for Sports & News Content:

EMPICS Ltd – GameOn. More info

Best Mobile Messaging Service:

“3″ for Windows Live Messenger from 3′s X-Series. More info

2006

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service:

iPass for iPass Corporate Access.

Best Made for Mobile Infotainment for Sports & News Content:

Alcatel – Live Sailing.

Best Mobile Messaging Service:

Cognima – Shozu.

2005

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service:

Swisscom Mobile Ltd for Mobile Unlimited More info

Best Mobile Messaging Service:

Globe Telecom, Inc for G-Cash. More info

2004

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service:

Vodafone Group Plc for the Vodafone Mobile Connect Card More info

2003

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service:

Commtag for Duality™ Always-on-Mail.

2002

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service:

FarEasTone Telecommunications Co for Fleet Management.

Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development:
2013

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

2012

Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segments

Safaricom for Grundfos

mWomen Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets

Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. for Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

UBL Omni for Transparent and Efficient Cash Disbursement Service after the 2009 IDPs Crisis and the 2010 Flood Crisis

2011

Ericsson and Flexenclosure for Ericsson Community Power

Best Mobile Money for the Unbanked Service:

Vodafone Group, Safaricom, Vodacom, Vodafone Essar Limited and Roshan Ltd for M-PESA

Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segment:

BBC World Service Trust for BBC Janala

2010

Grameen Foundation, MTN Uganda, and Google for The Grameen Foundation Application Laboratory (AppLab Uganda)

Best Mobile Money Service for the Unbanked:

Zain Bahrain B.S.C. for Zain Mobile Commerce Offering – ‘Zap’

2009

Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development:

Nuance Communications (India) for Airtel-T9 India Consumer Messaging Campaign More info

2008

Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development:

Grameenphone (Bangladesh) for CellBazaar More info

2007

Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development:

GrameenPhone (Bangladesh) for Healthline. More info

2006

Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development:

MTN Nigeria for Rural Telephone Project / Phone Lady Initiative.

2005

Mobile in the Community:

AOL Inc (USA) for AOL Instant Messenger Relay Service More info

Best Use of Wireless in Emergency Situations:

Ericsson AB (Sweden) for the Ericsson Response to the Bam Earthquake in Turkey in Dec03 More info

Mobile in the Environment:

Safaricom (Kenya) / Save the Elephant for GSM/GPS Elephant Tracker More info

2004

Best Use of Wireless in Emergency Situations:

WideRay Corporation (USA) for the Uganda Health Information Network More info

Wireless Accessibility Award:

O2 and ‘Milly’s Fund’ for Teach UR Mum 2 TXT personal safety campaign (UK). More info

Best Use of Mobile for Special Needs:

ALVA B.V. for the AKLVAMPO (Europe) More info

2003

Best Use of Wireless in Emergency Situations:

MTN Networks (Sri Lanka) for the SMS Blood Appeal

Wireless Accessibility Award:

XIAM (Ireland) for XIAM Information Router/West Midlands Police.

2002

Best Use of Wireless in Emergency Situations:

Joint winners –Ericsson (Sweden) for Ericsson Response Corporate CitizenshipPolkomtel SA (Poland) for SMS Service for Flood Victims

Wireless Accessibility Award:

MTN Networks (Sri Lanka) Extending GSM access to transform the lives of the less abled.

2001

GSM in the Community Awards:

(Four winners)

Geocell (Georgia)

MTN Networks (Sri Lanka)

Optimus (Portugal)

Mobitai (Taiwan)

2000

GSM in the Community Awards:

(Four winners)

GrameenPhone (Bangladesh),

Far EasTone (Taiwan),

Telsim (Turkey),

EuroTel Praha (Czech)

The Connected Life Awards
2013

Best Mobile Health Product or Service

MIPsoft for BlindSquare
Highly Commended – Swiftkey Healthcare<

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

Green Mobile Awards:
2012

The Green Mobile Award

Flexenclosure for E-site

2011

Green Mobile Award for Best Green Product/Service or Performance:

Bharti Infratel for GreenTowers P7 Project

2010

Green Mobile Award for Best Product, Service or Initiative:

VNL for VNL’s solar-powered GSM base station

Green Network Award:

Mocambique Celular S.A.R.L (mcel) for Eco Naturalmente (“Naturally Thinking Green”)

2009

Best Overall Contribution to the Environment:

NokiaGreen Mobile Award for

Best Product, Service or Initiative:

Smart Communications – Alternative Power for Cell Sites program More info

Mobile Innovation Awards:
2012

Best Mobile Health Innovation

Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. for Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning

OnPoint Digital for CellCast Solution

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive, Transport or Utilities

Ford Motor Company Ltd. for Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

Best Mobile Money Innovation

Etisalat, MasterCard and Oberthur Technologies for Etisalat Commerce

Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing

Financial Times and Assanka for The Financial Times Web App

2011

Best M-Health Innovation:

Mobisante Incfor MobiUS

Best Mobile Learning Innovation:

Urban Planet Mobile and PT Telkomselfor Urban English, Mobile English Learning Initiative

Best Mobile Innovation for Utilities:

EDMI and Sierra Wirelessfor EDMI EWM100 Advanced GSM/GPRS Modem for Smart Metering Applications

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive & Transport:

Nissan Motor, AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, and Telenor Connexion for ICT for Electric Vehicles

Best Embedded Mobile Device (Non-Handsets):

AT&T and VITALITY, Inc for AT&T-connected Vitality GlowCaps

2010

Ubidyne

2009

Cootek (China)

2008

GestureTek (USA)

2007

Polymer Vision (Netherlands). More info

2006

Spinvox (UK) for Voicemail to Text.

Best Technology Awards:
2013

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

2012

Best Mobile Broadband Technology

KT for KT’s Premium WiFi Solution

Best Infrastructure Technology

Alcatel-Lucent for lightRadio Network

Best Technology Breakthrough

Vodafone Group PLC for Quad Rate Technology: An Evolved Path Doubling the Efficiency of Mobile Voice

Best Cloud Based Technology

Appcelerator for Titanium Integrated Development Platform

Best Technology Product or Solution for Safeguarding and Empowering Customers

Cloudmark for Cloudmark Mobile Messaging Security Suite

2011

Best Mobile Broadband Technology:

Ruckus Wireless for Ruckus Mobile Wi-Fi Gateway System

Best Mobile Technology for Emerging Markets:

Orangefor Orange solar base station programme

Best Technology Breakthrough:

Seven Networksfor SEVEN Open Channel

Best Customer Care & CRM:

Airtel Africa and Tango Telecom for Tango Telecom’s ‘Dynamic Pricing Service’

2010

Best Network Technology Advance:

SkyCross Inc. for Skycross iMAT (isolated mode antenna technology) Antennas

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough:

Orangefor Orange Mobile high definition (HD) Voice

Best Billing or Customer Care Solution:

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) Your Individual Tariff Plan

Best Service Delivery Platform:

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for Huawei SDP

2009

Best Network Technology Advance:

Nokia Siemens Networks – Flexi Multimode BTS Software defined HSPA/LTE More info

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough:

RIM – BlackBerry Storm 9500 SurePress Screen More info

Best Billing or Customer Care Solution:

Expert System – COGITO Answers More info

Best Service Delivery Platform:

NewBay Software for LifeCache Social Networking Solution 2.0 More info

2008

Best Network Quality Initiative’:

RAD Data Communications – LA-130 Cell Gateway – Cost-Effective HSPA Backhaul More info

Best Billing or Customer Care Solution:

Bharti Airtel – mChek on Airtel – Mobile Payments Service More info

Best Service Delivery Platform:

Aepona for Aepona Telecom Web Services Platform More info

Best Roaming Product or Service:

Syniverse Technologies – Syniverse Datanet More info

2007

Best Network Quality Initiative:

Commprove Ltd for Netledge 3G Radio QoS. More info

Best Billing or Customer Care Solution:

IDEA Cellular Ltd – CARE – SMS based Self-Service Solution. More info

Best Service Delivery Platform:

mFormation Technologies for mFormation Service Manager (MSM). More info

Best Roaming Product or Service:

TECORE Wireless Systems – TECORE Over-the-Air Local Prepaid Roaming Service. More info

Best Radio Access Product or Service:

ip.access- femto3G.

2006

Best Network Quality Initiative’ :

TMN with Tektronix for Customer Service Quality Management Programme.

Best Billing or Customer Care Solution:

IDEA Cellular Limited – BILL FLASH – A USSD based Application.

Best Service Delivery Platform:

Motricity for Fuel Mobile Content Delivery Platform 4.0.

Best Roaming Product or Service:

Vodafone Group – ‘Vodafone Passport’voice roaming pricing architecture (part of ‘The Vodafone TravelPromise’proposition).

Best Radio Access Product or Service:

MBO Wireless Inc & AirNet Communications Corporation – AdaptaCell SuperCapacity base station (BTS) using Adaptive Array (AA) software.

2005

Best Infrastructure or Network Solution:

Vanu, Inc. USA for Vanu Software Radio Base Station. More info

Best Billing or Customer Care Solution:

LHS, Germany. More info

2004

Best Infrastructure or Network Solution:

Argogroup for Monitor Master User Experience Optimisation Platform (UK). More info

2003

Best Infrastructure or Network Solution:

Telos Technology & Globecomm Systems Inc. (Canada) for Telos’ Packet Switching Technology.

2002

Best Infrastructure or Network Solution:

Wireless Online (USA) for ClearBeam GSM/GPRS.

2001

Best Technical Innovation:

PrivaCom for SIM Callback.

2000

Best Technical Innovation:

Optimus for Taxi Digital

1999

Best Technical Innovation:

Radio Mobil (Czech Republic) for SMS bearer services

1998

Best Technical Innovation:

AirNet Communications Corp (USA) for AirSite System.

1997

Best Technical Innovation:

Nokia (Finland) for the 9000 Communicator

1996

Best Technical Innovation:

Ericsson (Sweden) for Dect/ GSM handset;Nokia 21101 for most outstanding GSM Handset.

GSMA Chairman’s Award:
2013

GSMA Chairman’s Award
Joint Winners KT & SK Telecom

2012

GSMA Chairman’s Award
Joint Winners KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SOFTBANK MOBILE

2011

Dr. Wang Jianzhou, Chairman, China Mobile

2010

Carl-Henric Svanberg, former CEO of Ericsson and now Chairman of BP

2009

Jim Balsille & Mike Lazaridis, Co-CEOs, Research in Motion (RIM) More info

2008

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder, Chairman & Group CEO Bharti Enterprise More info

2007

Dr Mohamed ‘Mo’ Ibrahim, Celtel International. More info

2006

Jorma Ollila, Nokia Corporation

2005

The Government of Brazil. More info

2004

China Mobile. More info

2003

Sir Christopher Gent, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group

2002

NTT DoCoMo (Japan).

2001

BT Cellnet (Now O2 UK)

2000

ETSI SMG (European Telecommunications Standards Institute Special Mobile Group)

1999

The WAP Forum (Global)

1998

Entel PCS (Chile)

1997

China Telecom

1996

Stephen Temple – DTI, UK: (Author of the document which led to the formation of the GSMA)

Mobile Marketing & Advertising
2012

Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign

Brandtone for Carling Black Label “Be the Coach”

Innovation in Mobile Advertising

Poken for the leading CMS for NFC

Mobile Marketing & Advertising Agency of the Year

[am.o.bee]

2011

Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign:

Mobilera – Outeractive for Unilever Cornetto Multiplayer Interactive Wall Projection Mapping Game

2010

Best Mobile Advertising Service:

CLANMO GmbH & OgilvyOne worldwide for The IKEA PS mobile interior planning tool

Best Location Based Mobile Advertising Campaign:

R/GA for Nokia viNe

Other Award Categories
GSM Customer Growth:
1999

Sonera (Finland)

1998

Tikiphone (Tahiti)

1997

Telecom Finland

1996

Europe:

Telenor Mobil(Norway);

Middle East/Africa:

Mobile Communications Company (Kuwait);

Asia Pacific:

Singapore Telecom (Singapore)

Best Wireless Application Developer (2002 – 2005):
2005

Somethin’ Else, UK. More info

2004

Valista (Ireland). More info

2003

3G Lab (UK).

2002

Network365 (Ireland) for Network365.

Best Consumer Mobile Application or Service (2002-2004):
2004

SMART Communications, Inc (Philippines) for SMART Load More info

2003

Vodafone Group for Vodafone live!

2002

Codeonline (Finland) for “Who wants to be a millionaire?” mobile game.

Best Marketing & Promotion:
2009

Best Broadcast Commercial:

*KT Freetel (Republic of South Korea) for Show is …… More info

Best Mobile Brand Campaign:

R/GA London (UK) – Nokia Urbanista Diaries More info

2008

Best Broadcast Commercial:

Safaricom (Kenya) for M-PESA ‘Send Money Home’ campaign More info

2007

Best Broadcast Commercial:

Turkcell (Turkey) for ‘Turkcell-im came, boredom’s gone’. More info

2006

Best Broadcast Commercial:

Vodafone (UK) for “Stop the clock”.

2005

Best Broadcast Commercial:

MobileOne (Singapore) for “1 Life. Live It”. More info

Best Mobile Brand Campaign:

Telecom Development Company Ltd (Roshan, Afghanistan) More info

2004

Best Broadcast Commercial:

Telecom Personal S.A. (Argentina) for “CUBE”. More info

Best Mobile Brand Campaign:

T-Mobile Int. for the re-branding of VoiceStream to T-Mobile.More info

2003

Best Broadcast Commercial:

Vodafone Group for Vodafone Live!

Best Mobile Brand Campaign:

Entel PCS (Chile) for the ‘XAT’ campaign.

2002

Best Broadcast Commercial:

Sonera Corporation (Finland) for “Rowing Boat”.

Best Mobile Brand

Orange (France) for “La mission”

2001

Best Broadcast Commercial:

Geocell (Georgia) for SMS.

2000

Best Broadcast Commercial:

SmarTone (Hong Kong)

1999

Best Broadcast Commercial:

One2One (UK)

1998

Best Broadcast Commercial:

KG Telecommunications (Taiwan)

 

* These categories were for the marketing of mobile services to end users, rather than the use of mobile for marketing purposes
Best GSM Service:
2001

Smart Comms (Philipines) for Smart Money.

2000

Plus GSM (Poland) for SMS services aimed at the deaf

1999

Optimus (Portugal) for its Pioneers Campaign

1998

Vodacom (South Africa) for its VodaGo prepay system

1997

Telecom Italia (Italy) for the successful introduction of the TIM prepay card