The Winners 2015

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CATEGORY 1 – THE CONNECTED LIFE AWARDS

1a Best Mobile Innovation for Health

Trice Imaging and Qualcomm Wireless Reach for Mobile Ultrasound Patrol

Trice Imaging and Qualcomm Wireless Reach

Trice Imaging and Qualcomm Wireless Reach
The Mobile Ultrasound Patrol Project leverages advanced wireless technologies to provide access to state-of-the-art imaging diagnostics in places where it has never been available before.

This solution allows women in underserved regions to get the prenatal screening and professional diagnosis expertise they need to help prevent potentially life-threatening conditions, while decreasing the cost of medical coverage for pregnant women in rural areas.


The time and cost efficiencies gained, without any compromise in quality, improves the likelihood for early detection and treatment of major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality which could, ultimately, reduce the number of maternal and child deaths.


https://www.qualcomm.com/#/documents/mobile-ultrasound-patrol-early-detection-risk-pregnancies-through-use-3g-technology


Judges Comments


Great collaborative use of mobile technologies by the eco-system to help identify problems in  pregnancies in rural areas and in developing countries, and in real time, using sounds and images to save and give life

1b Best Mobile Innovation for Education & Learning

EDUMOBI for EDUMOBI Mobile Learning Network

EDUMOBI

EDUMOBI
The Mobile Learning Network consists in multiple courses targeting low-income users. It delivers more than 40 courses in different areas and creates a perfect interaction of four mobile technologies: voice portal, SMS, mobile web and apps.


All courses are developed to be consumed exclusively via mobile phones and, through a weekly subscription, the users can switch courses while maintaining the progress in each one.


Our goal is to reach people who have the least access to regular education, and to be the initial step to trigger the interest of users in learning and evolving themselves.


www.edumobi.com.br


Judges Comments


A promising system with good take up suggesting both ease of use and interest in the very wide range of available topics

1c Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive

Ericsson for Connected Vehicle Cloud

Ericsson

Ericsson
Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud is the most complete Connected Car platform in the global automotive industry. It connects vehicles and occupants with automotive manufacturers, dealers, traffic authorities, network operators, repair shops, content providers, media and more. Stakeholders in the automotive and technology ecosystems can now reach drivers and passengers in new ways to transform the driving experience, improve road safety and deliver new business opportunities. Connected Vehicle Cloud is already connecting hundreds of thousands of Volvo Connected Cars in European, Chinese and American markets.


Judges Comments


A comprehensive in-car interface offering support for multiple manufacturers and services. A compelling future vision for the Connected Car

1d The NFC & Mobile Money Award

Dialog Axiata for eZ Cash

Dialog Axiata

Dialog Axiata
“eZ Cash” is a hybrid mobile money model which allows customers and merchants to initiate transactions bridging technological and financial gaps. It was recognized by GSMA as the world’s first Mobile Money Service that opened its Mobile Payment Platform, Merchant Eco-system and Brand to customers of other Mobile Networks namely Etisalat and Hutchison, creating ONE payment solution for all their financial needs. Customers utilize the interoperability feature and perform transactions such as Money Transfers, Bill/Utility/Institutional Payments and OTC payments whilst experiencing immediate seamless transactions, uniform pricing, and undifferentiated customer service irrespective of the mobile network operator.

The service is accessible 24/7 through USSD, Mobile Application and also extends to NFC and caters to all customer segments island wide


Judges Comments


Mobile money services are notoriously difficult to build because there are so many different parties involved. We liked the way this solution brought together multiple participants – and ultimately led to the creation of excellent consumer products.

1e Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce

Etisalat for Connected Commerce

Etisalat

Etisalat
Etisalat’s “Connected Commerce” portfolio of services comprises of seamlessly integrated BLE Beacon in-store product information and loyalty/couponing proposition; interactive mobile device-based sales support tools and inventory management instruments; customer profile-based targeted digital signage; interactive virtual malls and advanced self-service checkouts; all fully integrated with simple to use and highly secured mPOS (Mobile Point of Sales) and mWallet-based payment services.


Judges Comments


This is how mobility needs to be used, in a true omni-channel consumer retail journey

1f Best Mobile Innovation for the ‘Internet of Things’

Jasper for Cloud IoT Platform

Jasper

Jasper
From smart cities to connected farming, innovations in the Internet of Things are occurring at breakneck speed. To successfully launch, manage and monetize IoT initiatives on a global scale, enterprises require a unique set of technologies and operational systems fully integrated across the wireless landscape. Jasper has the only cloud-based platform purpose-built for IoT businesses. From connectivity and monitoring, to diagnostics and billing, Jasper’s single, turnkey software platform provides all that’s needed to transform a traditional product business into a connected service business.


Judges Comments


A powerful platform that demonstrates continuing innovation in core enabling systems for cellular IoT applications

1g The Mobile Connect Award for Best Authentication & Identity Solution

Etisalat for Mobile Connect

Etisalat

Etisalat
Etisalat Mobile Connect is a Group-wide implementation of its mobile identity service, enabling customers to manage their digital identity and maintain their privacy. This fully interoperable service is compliant with Global standards and is delivered through a combination of highly secure SIM applet integrated with an easy-to-use mobile phone application. The service ensures secure authentication and identity attributes management for Etisalat customers across websites and mobile applications


Judges Comments


The broad international reach of this implementation is impressive, and extra features should aid adoption

1h Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device

ZTE for Smart Projector

ZTE

ZTE
ZTE Smart Projector is the world’s first all-in-one Wi-Fi hotspot and portable projector. Ideal for business, education, home or outdoor entertainment, it provides up to eight users with anytime, anywhere Wi-Fi access at 4G LTE speeds, and projects up to 120-inch images and video from a variety of convenient inputs using Texas Instruments DLP technology. It features an on-board 4-inch capacitive touchscreen through which users can access its Android operating system, making it easy to share content stored on the device, from the internet, or through third-party apps.


Judges Comments


A nifty and useful collaboration device for the home or office, handy in almost any use-case scenario for small groups

CATEGORY 2 – BEST MOBILE SERVICES

2a Best Mobile Service or App for Enterprise

Citi for CitiDirect BE Mobile

Citi

Citi
CitiDirect BE(SM) Mobile is an award-winning mobile extension of Citi’s flagship online banking platform, CitiDirect BE(SM). It is intuitively designed for the global Corporate Treasurer’s busy on-the-go lifestyle, providing an integrated solution across cash and supply chain management. Live in 90 countries and 16 languages, this device-agnostic mobile web app expands clients’ reach via convenient access to critical functions such as payment initiation, authorization and release; trade authorization; global cash position and payment status monitoring; as well as real-time notifications. In 2014 alone, CitiDirect BE Mobile securely processed over $400 BN transactions worldwide, tripling its 2013 volumes.


Judges Comments


An impressive accomplishment – the extension of a successful treasury workstation application into a mobile realm. New and better solutions for treasury managers to serve their clients are likely to evolve from programs like this.

2b Best Mobile Service or App for Consumers

Bharti Airtel for One Touch Internet

Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel
OneTouch Internet is a first-of-its-kind curated WAP Portal aimed at simplifying internet services for millions of first-time users in India, by handholding them through their mobile-internet journey with free browsing on the page, free trials and tutorial videos. It provides a sandbox for the user to play in, till they are able to graduate to open internet. The user can see-try-buy popular online services including social media, pioneering ones in e-commerce, travel sponsored by brands, handset deals, news, sports etc. With over 7mn. users and 2mn. trials availed so far, OneTouch Internet is revolutionizing the way India moves online.


Judges Comments


An innovative situation built to overcome a very clear market adoption barrier and a well recognised customer need – executed simply and with multiple options for first time mobile internet users.

2c Best Mobile Cloud Service or App

AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management

AirWatch

AirWatch
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management offers comprehensive solutions to manage email, users, devices, content, applications and browsing. AirWatch enables employees to securely use mobile devices while simplifying mobility management for IT, helping businesses increase employee effectiveness in the digital age. With flexible scalability to support all major device platforms, enterprises can securely deliver applications, content and more to the right devices at the right time. Businesses can also use AirWatch to keep devices compliant with corporate policy, minimizing the risk of data leakage while on-the-go.


Judges Comments


This does a great job of enabling enterprise mobility and is very easy for the customer to use. Importantly, the solution covers both corporate and employee owned devices (‘Bring Your Own Device’) across a wide range of operating systems on computers, tablets and smartphones. The architecture is flexible and will provide access to key segments such as Small and Medium sized enterprises.

2d Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing

Mnet Mobile for Game On

Mnet Mobile

Mnet Mobile
We needed to maximise the impact of Kia’s Australian Open Tennis sponsorship in order to get on new car buyers’ radar and ultimately convert them to Kia owners.

We invented a new technology that turned smartphones into tennis racquets and gave TV viewers the chance to return the world’s fastest serves.

It combined audio watermarking with accelerometer, gyro and device timer to detect every movement during the viewer’s swing.

“Game On” achieved 193,000 downloads in two weeks, topped Appstore charts, increased positive brand sentiment 79%, doubled web traffic, delivered massive increases in test drive registrations and led to record sales.


Judges Comments


This is wonderful feelgood, fun and interactive ad campaign; well structured and targeted and with good objectives and measures.

2e Best Mobile Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers

Alcatel-Lucent for VoLTE and Service innovation

Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent
VoLTE and service innovation is readily enabled by the Alcatel-Lucent Converged Telephony Server (CTS). The virtualized CTS uniquely extends VoLTE’s new user experience to fixed and mobile networks, for both consumer and business customers.


CTS is a critical part of VoLTE commercial services that were launched in the US market in mid 2014. Building on this foundation with native, open APIs, service providers and third-party developers can create many specialized applications beyond VoLTE to improve the user experience and address new vertical markets.


Judges Comments


This outstanding entrant represents a strong platform for service providers to achieve commercial success by allowing the integration of complex services by both service providers and third parties using the web developers’ portal and sandbox, to deliver not just the technical capabilities, but also the other elements required to speed effective commercial innovation

CATEGORY 3 – SOCIAL & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

3a Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets

Opera for Opera Web Pass and Sponsored Web Pass

Opera

Opera
Opera’s Web Pass and Sponsored Web Pass are innovative ways to help bring the next billion unconnected internet users online via their mobiles. Affordability, complexity and quality of experience are major obstacles to first-time mobile internet uptake in emerging markets. Web Pass overcomes these challenges by offering affordable, flexible mobile data packages, and by enabling free connectivity through new sponsorship-based business models.


Judges Comments


A great initiative that has far reaching benefits for brands and consumers alike in emerging markets. Working closely with mobile operators, this has clearly demonstrated a ‘win-win’ outcome for everyone

3b Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets

BBC Media Action: Mobile Academy & Mobile Kunji for Harnessing Mobile for Community Health Worker

BBC Media Action: Mobile Academy & Mobile Kunji

BBC Media Action: Mobile Academy & Mobile Kunji
Mobile Academy and Mobile Kunji, an IVR training course and job aid for community health workers in India, have had significant impact at scale. 22 million minutes of life-saving content have been played. 34,000 community health workers have graduated from Mobile Academy and 40,000 health workers are using Mobile Kunji to counsel women every month. Mobile Kunji exposure has led to a significant increase in the number of women registering their pregnancies, preparing for child birth, exclusively breast feeding their babies and feeding nutritious food to their toddlers. BBC Media Action developed the services with support from the Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development.


Judges Comments


Great use of low price technology to deliver education and training, with strong partnership buy-in

3c Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

TabangKO Emergency E-transfers for Haiyan Survivors

TabangKO Emergency E-transfers

TabangKO Emergency E-transfers
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, struck the Philippines. Over 6,300 lives were lost and affecting 16 million people. Rebuilding the lives of those affected became a challenge for the entire country.

BPI Globe BanKO collaborated with Mercy Corps to help rebuild the lives of survivors, disbursing financial aid and providing financial education to increase resiliency to meet challenges of the future. The mobile platform provided the means to efficiently send out financial assistance, providing an economic boost for survivors. BanKO’s platform has distributed over USD2 million in aid to over 25,000 beneficiaries.


Judges Comments


Well designed and executed, and differentiated with the addition of educational financial content to help improve longer-term development goals

3d Best Mobile App, Service or Initiative for Accessibility & Inclusion

OtoSense for Sound Recognition

OtoSense

OtoSense
The doorbell rings. Smoke alarm blares. Oven timer beeps. OtoSense enables deaf and hard of hearing people to see audio alerts and other sounds on their smartphones and tablets, creating portable, affordable and adaptable assistive alerting devices. Users personalize the app, recording and storing the most significant sounds in their environment. A network connection is not required for OtoSense to identify and alert user of sounds via flash and vibration and third party notification. The app connects to any Android smartwatch and Philips Hue Lights, adding a layer of sound notification.


Judges Comments


This is a true innovation, with the developers including more sounds, and allowing the user to record their own sounds too

3e Best Mobile Device for Accessibility & Inclusion

Doro for Doro Liberto 820

Doro

Doro
The Doro Liberto® 820 is a smartphone designed with the physical and emotional needs of seniors in mind. It delivers a full and rich smartphone experience in an understanding manner.

It is ideal for those who want to enjoy all the benefits of a smartphone but may need some additional support, patience or encouragement.

This is likely to be the user’s first smartphone, so to help build their confidence it features an in-built coach, online tutorials, remote management, easy set-up assistance and suggestions of functions as the device is used.

Find out more at http://www.doro.co.uk/Campaigns/Liberto820/


Judges Comments


This is a true innovation, with the developers including more sounds, and allowing the user to record their own sounds too

3f The Green Mobile Award

Indus Towers for Enabling Green Telecom

Indus Towers

Indus Towers
Grid power availability varies in different locations in India. Under the Shut DG Project, in Aug 2011, sites which were in the limits of Municipal Corporation were reinforced with non-polluting back-up sources and DGs were discontinued on such sites. Indus now has 35,000 Green Sites going to 40,000 by March 2015. Shut AC Project was launched in Jan 2013 where indoor sites were converted to outdoor by removal of ACs & installation of free cooling unit (FCU). We have already converted 23,000 sites to Outdoors.

A telecom site of Indus uses energy from Grid power, then DG & Batteries as a backup in areas of unreliable electricity supply in India. Since cell sites & telecom equipment requires 24×7, 365 days continuous power supply to support it, there are substantial energy opex costs associated.
By these projects we have been able to save diesel and reduce electricity consumption which has resulted in lower energy costs and reduced CO2 emissions on Indus sites.


Judges Comments


Strong green values, a long term program with excellent solutions. The results are truly impressive

CATEGORY 4 – APPS OF THE YEAR

4a Best Mobile Music App

Smart Communications for SPINNR

Smart Communications

Smart Communications
SPINNR is the Philippines’ first music app which offers song downloads and music streaming with no data charges. Through SPINNR, users are given access to a huge music catalog with international and local hits. Users are also given access to pre-defined playlists for every occasion. The more exciting feature is how it gives users the freedom to create their own personal playlists for all kinds of moods and genres. Aside from these, it has a free Spinnr Radio and a slew of free music videos.


Judges Comments


This multi-platform app has a proven track record in driving subscriptions in The Philippines thanks to a bite-sized revenue model with carrier billing in a low credit card user base environment

4b Best Mobile Game App

Gameloft for Asphalt 8: Airborne

Gameloft

Gameloft
Asphalt 8: Airborne, developed by Gameloft’s Barcelona studio takes arcade racing on the mobile platform to the next level with stunning visuals, officially licensed dream cars, an incredibly exhilarating sense of speed and vertigo in breathtaking exotic environments. With 16 player real-time multiplayer, enhanced by Apple’s Metal technology, and integrating Twitch live broadcasting Asphalt 8 is on the forefront of mobile gaming technology.

https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/asphalt-8-airborne/id610391947?mt=8


Judges Comments


A fantastic racing game on the cutting edge of technology, innovative use of control options, and ludicrously fun to play

4c Best Mobile Photo, Art, Video or TV App

Peel

Peel

Peel
The Peel Universal Smart Remote and TV guide app seamlessly connects users via their mobile devices and social media with personalized TV, cable and streamed content recommendations. With more than 100 million activated users in 200 countries and handling more than 5 billion remote commands monthly, Peel is the recognized leader in intuitive program discovery, seamless living room control and TV program interaction. To learn more, visit www.peel.com


Judges Comments


A well put-together package, making it easier to find and bring up the best content on your TV

4d Best Mobile Media & Publishing App

News Republic Start a Conversation

News Republic

News Republic
Start A Conversation: About What Matters


We live in an age where connectivity risks connection. Our mission is to change that by providing information with purpose for engaged citizenship.


We believe news is connective tissue for humanity. For knowing better leads to doing better.


Our top-rated app delivers the news you care about without the noise you don’t.


It is a “perspective-widener” with over 1000 flagship global news sources – personalized in a fast, contextual flow so you never miss a beat.


We are idealists. Optimists. Global citizens. We are: www.news-republic.com

Video:
http://youtu.be/CxaGK3gzUds


Judges Comments


Genuinely a step forward in terms of curation, intuitive design and connecting editorial interests for consumers. A pleasure to use.

4e Most Innovative Mobile App

Mnet Mobile for Game on

Mnet Mobile

Mnet Mobile
We needed to maximise the impact of Kia’s Australian Open Tennis sponsorship in order to get on new car buyers’ radar and ultimately convert them to Kia owners.

We invented a new technology that turned smartphones into tennis racquets and gave TV viewers the chance to return the world’s fastest serves.

It combined audio watermarking with accelerometer, gyro and device timer to detect every movement during the viewer’s swing.

“Game On” achieved 193,000 downloads in two weeks, topped Appstore charts, increased positive brand sentiment 79%, doubled web traffic, delivered massive increases in test drive registrations and led to record sales.


Judges Comments


Phenomenal success. A really engaging and innovative app with the potential to change the world of sports advertising and sponsorship that leveraged automatic content recognition, sensors and perfect timing to get people asking for more commercials!

Category 4f Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App

IFTTT

IFTTT

IFTTT
What is IFTTT? IFTTT empowers you with creative control over the products and apps you love.


Judges Comments


In an ever-growing universe of valuable yet isolated apps, this helps bring multiple services together, making them more flexible, intuitive and beneficial for all users

CATEGORY 5 – BEST MOBILE HANDSETS & DEVICES

Category 5a – Best Smartphone – 2 Winners

APPLE iPhone 6

APPLE iPhone 6

APPLE iPhone 6
iPhone 6 isn’t simply bigger — it’s better in every way. Larger, yet dramatically thinner. More powerful, but remarkably power efficient. With a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina HD display. It’s one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that’s better by any measure.


Judges Comments


“With all round improvements, from designs, to specs, to functionality yet remaining true to the core this proposition offers unparalleled performance and unmatched consumer success”.

LG G3

LG G3

LG G3
Since launch, the LG G3 has been critically acclaimed, carried by over 170 partners across the globe and its success has largely contributed to the 16% increase in annual global revenue. Setting a new precedent as a device developed primarily from consumer feedback, and design ethos “Simple is the New Smart”, it delivers an easy-to-use, intuitive user experience with its 5.5-inch Quad HD Display and 13-megapixel OIS+ camera with Laser Auto Focus.
It is also packed with innovations such as Smart Keyboard, Gesture for Selfie, Flash for Selfie and Knock CodeTM to offer a simply convenient, simply clever and simply safer user experience.


Judges Comments


“Affordable excellence with winning design – its edge-to-edge screen offers the best quality mobile viewing experience around today.”

Category 5b – Best Low Cost Smartphone (Sub$100)

MOTOROLA MOTO E

MOTOROLA MOTO E

MOTOROLA MOTO E
Made to last. Priced for all. Featuring the sharpest display in its class. Long lasting battery, you can go all day without plugging in.


Judges Comments


A no-compromise product that takes price and performance to the next level

Category 5c – Best Mobile Tablet

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 3

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 3

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 3
Made for everything and everyone in your life. Power of a laptop, portability of a tablet – this is Microsoft Surface.
Discover how Surface fits into your life to help you accomplish more than ever before.


Judges Comments


Its very carefully engineered design bridges the worlds of consumption and creation like no other. Users can embrace the tablet form factor leaving their PC behind with no regrets

5d Best Wearable Mobile Technology

Motorola Mobility for the Moto 360

Motorola Mobility for the Moto 360

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 3
Moto 360 is a reimagining of the watch. It is a classically designed, modern timepiece powered by Android WearTM, enriching the user’s mobile experience by displaying timely notifications, keeping users up to date without taking them away from the moment. Weather, flight alerts, traffic and more can all be read from a glance at their wrist. Based on where they are and what they’re doing, the user always sees the single most important notification on the watch face.


Moto 360 also responds to the user’s voice for the optimum experience. By saying “OK Google” the user can gain access to the information they need, such as “what’s my next appointment?” and “how do I get home?” A built-in pedometer and heart rate monitor keep track of the user’s steps and heart rate – just say “OK Google, show my steps” or “OK Google, show me my heart rate.” Plus, only the Moto 360 heart activity app tracks progress toward set goals using daily and weekly benchmarks.


Judges Comments


Its very carefully engineered design bridges the worlds of consumption and creation like no other. Users can embrace the tablet form factor leaving their PC behind with no regrets

CATEGORY 6 – BEST MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

6a Best Mobile Infrastructure

Huawei for LampSite Solution

Huawei

Huawei
Huawei’s LampSite solution provides targeted indoor coverage performance enhancements with better mobile broadband experience, increasing business productivity for enterprises, and cultivates development of new data services and new subscribers. The solution is designed to be more scalable, flexible, as well as easier to deploy and manage. By now, more than 25 mobile operators have chosen LampSite for their commercial indoor networks globally, including Norway, UK, France, Spain, Iceland, Thailand, China, Middle-East and Latin America etc. Benefiting from its multi-mode and multi-band modular design, LampSite solution can be easily deployed in buildings and provide excellent user experience, with smooth evolution capability.


Judges Comments


Shows significant promise in helping mobile operators improve indoor mobile broadband coverage, quality and capacity, using innovative small cell technology, in a CapEX friendly manner

6b Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Airvana OneCell

Airvana OneCell

Airvana OneCell
OneCell is the wireless industry’s first Cloud-RAN Small Cell solution. It ensures excellent indoor wireless coverage in highly-trafficked venues like hospitals, airports and office buildings. Users enjoy a “5-Bar” level of service indoors and aren’t subjected to frequent dropped calls or slow download speeds. In tests OneCell has been shown to produce up to a 10X increase in data throughput speeds and five times less jitter ( for VoLTE performance) than standalone small cells. OneCell is the first multi-operator small cell solution offered at a fraction of the cost of 4G DAS.


Judges Comments


This enables scalable, affordable indoor coverage to meet the growing demand for wireless data. Catering for many telecoms vendors, it has the potential to provide indoor coverage to a large group of users independent of their service provider

6c Best Technology Enabler

Dialog Ideamart

Dialog Ideamart

Dialog Ideamart
Ideamart is Dialog Axiata’s Developer Engagement Programme. It enables third parties to use Dialog infrastructure in the form of REST API’s to build mobile applications and monetise them. The Ideamart developer community ranges from students to professional app developers. Dialog’s Ideamart team runs an island wide engagement program helping the community to generate Ideas, enrich them, build apps and mentor them whilst encouraging and supporting venture funding. Over the last 18 months, over 3000+ apps have been created by a community of 2000+ developers. With over 100 startups, Ideamart is powering the next wave of telco startups in Sri Lanka.


Judges Comments


This opens up application development opportunities to the masses, with a revenue share model that others should emulate. The involvement of young people and schools is particularly positive

6d Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks

Vodafone for Vodafone Interstandard Roaming Services

Vodafone

Vodafone
Vodafone Interstandard Roaming facilitates over 60 CDMA and LTE operators to effectively compete in the international GSM roaming market and to be on par with other market leaders and Tier 1 operators.

Vodafone eliminates the substantial set-up costs and reduces the lead-time to establish a global roaming footprint, with a 650+ roaming partners available at launch.
The Vodafone service supports the whole portfolio of GSMA technologies, 2G, 3G, and 4G for CDMA and LTE operators.

Both Post- and Pre-paid billing options are offered to support the full range of voice, SMS and data services while roaming.


Judges Comments


The scope of impact on small operators is impressive – this approach solves some of the more difficult remaining roaming problems. Exactly what operators in small countries need and are looking for

6e Best Security/ Anti-Fraud Product or Solution

Samsung for KNOX Workspace

Samsung

Samsung
The Samsung KNOX Workspace is a manageable, on-device mobile security solution featuring separate enterprise and personal data with enhanced technology secure enough to run on government grade networks. It leverages hardware security capabilities to offer multiple levels of protection for the operating system and applications. It is intrinsically integrated with the Samsung hardware platform, eliminating the enterprise steps needed to ensure version compatibility and coordination of deployment of 3rd party solutions, while also supporting a deep set of VPN related features.


Judges Comments


The technology behind this product is a genuine and significant step forward in providing verifiable security on mobile devices

6f Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Solution

Telstra for LTE Advanced Network for Emergency Services (LANES)

Telstra

Telstra
LANES is a world first capability to support Emergency Service Organisations’ (ESO) mobile broadband needs, providing consistent connectivity coupled with the high data speeds across the Telstra Mobile Network. It was recently trialed with the Queensland Government to support its effort with the G20 summit in Brisbane

The LANES capability ensures vital communications go uninterrupted when ESOs move from the “dedicated lane” to the “public lane” of the network in times of crisis. Through LANES, Telstra is enabling these organisations to provide a unified force in the wake of natural disasters and crisis events, as well as every day operations.

I personally wouldn’t think the complete submission is necessary, it’s the judges that need to read it all not the general public – but then again, more eyes on the solution – could be a potential lead in there!


Judges Comments


This is a great use of LTE technology for the public good, giving emergency services access to expanded, affordable networks for vital quality of service requirements. This network provides an important example of how to deliver essential services with an approach that can work in all markets.

6g Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs Choice

Airvana OneCell

Airvana OneCell

Airvana OneCell
OneCell is the wireless industry’s first Cloud-RAN Small Cell solution. It ensures excellent indoor wireless coverage in highly-trafficked venues like hospitals, airports and office buildings. Users enjoy a “5-Bar” level of service indoors and aren’t subjected to frequent dropped calls or slow download speeds. In tests OneCell has been shown to produce up to a 10X increase in data throughput speeds and five times less jitter ( for VoLTE performance) than standalone small cells. OneCell is the first multi-operator small cell solution offered at a fraction of the cost of 4G DAS.


Judges Comments


A simple, low cost solution that utilises IT assets in a building to deliver improved indoor coverage and clearly addresses the key area where customers’ experience means everything and also where opportunities for mobile operators are simply too many to ignore. This solution provides such a unique and smart solution that it merits anyone’s attention

GSMA Chairman’s Award 2015

Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim
Managing Director/President & Group CEO
Axiata Group Berhad

Government Leadership Award 2015

The winner of the 2015 Government Leadership Award is the Ministry of Communications of the Government of Brazil. The award recognises various policy approaches adopted in 2014 that have led to a huge expansion in broadband access in Brazil. These include making additional spectrum available for mobile broadband, reducing taxation on Machine-to-machine SIM cards and small cells, and stimulating demand for mobile money services.

Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award 2015

The winner of the 2015 Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award is the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication of the Government of Pakistan, which in 2014 successfully auctioned spectrum for 3G/4G services in the 850 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz bands. Since then there has been a rapid uptake of 3G services, bringing significant benefits to consumers and the national economy, and huge growth potential for industry players including operators, device manufacturers, application developers and distributors.

The Young Mobile Innovator of the Year

Ted Nash (Tapdaq) from the UK

The Connected Women – Leadership in the Industry Award

Ooredoo – Growing the female digital economy in Myanmar

Best New Handset, Tablet or Device @ Mobile World Congress 2015

Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge

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