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History 1996-2015

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Handsets, Tablets & Devices

2015

  • Best Smartphone (Joint Winners)
    Apple iPhone 6
    LG G3
  • Best Low-Cost Smartphone
    Motorola Moto E
  • Best Mobile Tablet
    Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  • • Best Wearable Mobile Technology
    Motorola Mobility for the Moto 360
  • • Best New Handset, Tablet or Device @ Mobile World Congress 2015
    Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge

2014

  • Best Smartphone
    HTC One
  • Best Low-Cost Smartphone (sub-$150 wholesale price)
    Nokia Lumia 520
  • Best Entry-level or Feature phone
    Nokia 105
  • Best Mobile Tablet
    Apple iPad Air
  • Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year
    LG
  • Best Mobile Device, Handset or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2014
    Samsung Gear Fit

2013

  • Best Smartphone
    Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone
    Nokia Asha 305
  • Best Mobile Tablet
    Google & Asus for Nexus 7
  • Device Manufacturer of the Year
    Samsung
  • Best Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2013
    HTC One

2012

  • Best Smartphone
    Samsung for Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone
    Nokia for Nokia C3-00
  • Best Mobile Tablet
    Apple for Apple iPad 2
  • Best Embedded Mobile Device (Non-Handsets)
    AT&T for Garmin GTU 10
  • Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012
    Nokia for Nokia 808 Pure View
  • Device Manufacturer of the Year
    Samsung

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

2015

  • Best Mobile Music App
    Smart Communications for SPINNR
  • Best Mobile Game App
    Gameloft for Asphalt 8: Airborne
  • Best Mobile Photo, Art, Video or TV App
    Peel
  • Best Mobile Media & Publishing App
    News Republic for Start a Conversation
  • Most Innovative Mobile App
    Mnet Mobile for Game On
  • Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App
    IFTTT

2014

  • Best Entertainment App (Gaming, Music, Sports, Video)
    Device 6
  • Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App
    CityMapper
  • Most Innovative Mobile App
    PointGrab for CamMe
  • Smartphone App Challenge
    Akbank T.A.S. for Akbank Direkt Mobile App

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 Birds
  • App 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 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

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

2015

  • Best Mobile Service or App for Enterprise
    Citi for CitiDirect BE Mobile
  • Best Mobile Service or App for Consumers
    Bharti Airtel for One Touch Internet
  • Best Mobile Cloud Service or App
    AirWatch for Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing
    Mnet Mobile for Game On
  • Best Mobile Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers
    Alcatel-Lucent for VoLTE and Service Innovation

2014

  • Best Enterprise Mobile Service
    AirWatch for AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management, Version 7.0
  • Best Consumer Mobile Service
    AT&T for AT&T Digital Life
  • Best Advertising or Marketing on Mobile
    Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Lowe and Partners for Kan Khajura Tesan
  • Best Network-Based Solution for Serving Customers
    GMCR Inc. for Globe Prepaid GoSakto: Create Your Own Promo

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
  • 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
  • Best Mobile Internet Service
    Safaricom Limited for M-PESA (bulk payment & utility bill) extension to service

2010

  • Best Mobile Enterprise Service
    Research in Motion for BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0
  • 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
  • Best Mobile Music Service
    Winner: Odyssey Music Group – Deezer
  • Best Mobile TV Service
    Winner: CBS Mobile – TV.COM
  • Best Mobile Internet Service
    Winner: adaffix Gmbh – YELLIX – Caller ID

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
  • Best Consumer Mobile Service
    SMART Communications, Inc. (Philippines) for SMART Load More info

2003

  • Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service
    Commtag for Duality™ Always-on-Mail.
  • Best Consumer Mobile Service
    Vodafone Group for Vodafone live!

2002

  • Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service
    FarEasTone Telecommunications Co for Fleet Management.
  • Best Consumer Mobile Service
    Codeonline (Finland) for “Who wants to be a millionaire?” mobile game.

2001

  • Best GSM Service
    Smart Comms (Philipines) for Smart Money.

2000

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

1999

  • Best GSM Service
    Optimus (Portugal) for its Pioneers Campaign

1998

  • Best GSM Service
    Vodacom (South Africa) for its VodaGo prepay system

1997

  • Best GSM Service
    Telecom Italia (Italy) for the successful introduction of the TIM prepay card

Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development

2015

  • Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets
    Opera for Opera Web Pass and Sponsored Web Pass
  • Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
    Mobile Academy & Mobile Kunji for Harnessing Mobile for Community Health Workers
  • Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
    TabangKO Emergency E-transfers for Haiyan Survivors
  • Best Mobile App, Service or Initiative for Accessibility & Inclusion
    OtoSense
  • Best Mobile Device for Accessibility & Inclusion
    Doro for Doro Liberto 820
  • The Green Mobile Award
    Indus Towers for Enabling Green Telecom
  • The Connected Women – Leadership in the Industry Award
    Ooredoo – Growing the female digital economy in Myanmar

2014

  • Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets
    Vodafone Foundation in India, the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) for RUDI Sandesha Vyavhar (RSV) project
  • Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
    Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa
  • Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
    Smart Communications for Smart’s SafePh: Yolanda Response
  • Best Mobile Product, Service or App for Accessibility or Ease-of-Use
  • Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Partner
  • The Green Mobile Award
    Grameenphone Ltd. for Climate Change Program

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
  • The Green Mobile Award
    Flexenclosure for E-site

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 Segments
    BBC World Service Trust for BBC Janala
  • The Green Mobile Award
    Bharti Infratel for GreenTowers P7 Project

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’
  • Green Mobile Award
    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 Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development
    Nuance Communications (India) for Airtel-T9 India Consumer Messaging Campaign More info
  • The Green Mobile Award
    Smart Communications – Alternative Power for Cell Sites program More info
  • The Green Mobile Award Overall Contribution to the Environment
    Nokia

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 2003 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 able

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 / Mobile Innovation Awards

2015

  • Best Mobile Innovation for Health
    Trice Imaging & Qualcomm Wireless Reach for Mobile Ultrasound Patrol
  • Best Mobile Innovation for Education & Learning
    EDUMOBI for EDUMOBI Mobile Learning Network
  • Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive
    Ericsson for Connected Vehicle Cloud
  • The NFC & Mobile Money Award
    Dialog Axiata for eZ Cash
  • Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce
    Etisalat for Connected Commerce
  • Best Mobile Innovation for the ‘Internet of Things’
    Jasper for Cloud IoT Platform
  • The Mobile Connect Award for Best Authentication & Identity Solution
    Etisalat for Mobile Connect
  • Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device
    ZTE for Smart Projector
  • The Young Mobile Innovator of the Year
    Ted Nash (Tapdaq) from the UK

2014

  • Best Mobile Health Product or Service
    Energize the Chain for Econet Wireless Vaccine Project in Zimbabwe
  • Best Mobile Education Product or Service
    Enable Mobile Technologies for Magic Pencil
  • Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive
    Nuance Communications for Dragon Drive
  • Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service
    Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa
  • Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service
    Wibbitz for Text-To-Video Technology
  • Best Mobile Innovation for ‘Smart Cities’
    Accenture plc and RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. for City1Tap
  • Best Mobile-Enabled Consumer Electronics Device
    AT&T and Filip Technologies Inc. for FiLIP

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

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

  • Mobile Innovation Award
    Ubidyne

2009

  • Mobile Innovation Award
    Cootek (China)

2008

  • Mobile Innovation Award
    GestureTek (USA)

2007

  • Mobile Innovation Award
    Polymer Vision (Netherlands). More info

2006

  • Mobile Innovation Award
    Spinvox (UK) for Voicemail to Text.

2005

  • Best Wireless Application Developer
    Somethin’ Else, UK. More info

2004

  • Valista (Ireland). More info

2003

  • 3G Lab (UK)

2002

  • Network 365 (Ireland) for Network 365

Best Technology Awards

2015

  • Best Mobile Infrastructure
    Huawei for LampSite Solution
  • Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
    Airvana OneCell
  • Best Technology Enabler
    Dialog Ideamart
  • Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks
    Vodafone for Vodafone Interstandard Roaming Services
  • Best Security/ Anti-Fraud Product or Solution
    Samsung for KNOX Workspace
  • Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Solution
    Telstra for LTE Advanced Network for Emergency Services (LANES)

2014

  • Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
    Sensory Inc. for TrulyHandsfreeTM 3.0
  • Best Cloud-Based Technology for Mobile
    Xively for Xively Cloud Services
  • Best Mobile Identity, Safeguard & Security Products/Solutions
    SecureAuth IdP – 2 Factor Access Control for the Mobile Enterprise
  • Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks
    Reach-U for Demograft
  • Outstanding LTE Contribution
    KT Corporation for Wideband LTE-A Commercial Service
  • SK Telecom for Commercial LTE-Advanced Network
  • Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ choice
    KT Corporation for Wideband LTE-A Commercial Service
  • SK Telecom for Commercial LTE-Advanced Network

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.

The GSMA Chairman’s Award

2014

  • Dr. Paul Jacobs, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Qualcomm Inc.

2013

  • KT & SK Telecom – For extraordinary efforts to drive, collaborate and deploy SIM based NFC services

2012

  • NTTDOCOMO, KDDI & SOFTBANK of Japan – For Disaster Recovery in the aftermath of the Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami of 2011

2011

  • Wang Jianzhou, Executive Chairman, China Mobile – For Outstanding Contribution & Leadership

2010

  • Carl-Henric Svanberg, Former CEO of Ericsson – For Outstanding Contribution

2009

  • Jim Balsille & Mike Lazaridis, Co-CEOs of Research in Motion (RIM) – For Outstanding Contribution

2008

  • Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder, Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises – For Outstanding Contribution & Leadership

2007

  • Mohamed Ibrahim, Chairman, Celtel – For Outstanding Contribution & Leadership

2006

  • Jorma Ollila, Nokia Corporation – For Outstanding Contribution

2005

  • The Brazilian Ministry of Communications – For the successful Introduction of the GSM family & a balanced and fair regulatory approach

2004

  • Zhang LiGui, China Mobile – For Outstanding Contribution & leadership

2003

  • Sir Christopher Gent, Vodafone Group – For Outstanding Contribution & Leadership

2002

  • NTTDoCoMo, Inc. – For the world’s first introduction of W-CDMA/3G/FOMA

2001

  • BT Cellnet – Now Telefonica/O2) UK – For the world’s first commercial deployment of GPRS

2000

  • ETSI SMG – For 3G/W-CDMA Standardisation

1999

  • The WAP Forum – For developing the WAP protocol

1998

  • Entel PCS, Chile – For the first deployment and evangelism of GSM in Latin America

1997

  • China Telecom, China – For the world’s most successful GSM deployment to date

1996

  • Stephen Temple: DTI, UK – Author of the MoU which led to the formation of the GSMA

GSMA Lifetime Achievement Award

2014

  • GSMA Lifetime Achievement Award
    Rob Conway, Former CEO of the GSMA (Posthumous)

Other/ Older 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 Marketing & Promotion

* These categories were for the marketing of mobile services to end users, rather than the use of mobile for marketing purposes

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)

Government Mobile Excellence Awards

2015

  • Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award
    The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication of the Government of Pakistan
  • Government Leadership Award
    The Ministry of Communications of the Government of Brazil

2014

  • Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award
    The Government of the United Arab Emirates
  • The Economic Policy for Sustainable Mobile Growth Award
    The Government of Spain
  • The Connected Government Award
    The Government of Lebanon
  • Government Leadership Award
    The Government of Botswana

2013

  • Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award
    Government of New Zealand
  • Mobile for Development Award
    U.S. Agency for International Development
  • mGovernment Award
    Government of Moldova

2012

  • Government Leadership Award
    Winner: Government of the Republic of Colombia

2011

  • Government Leadership Award
    Winner: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

2010

  • Government Leadership Award
    Winner: Kenya

2009

  • Government Leadership Award
    The Government of France

2008

  • Government Leadership Award
    The Government of Egypt

2007

  • Government Leadership Award
    The Government of India

2006

  • Government Leadership Award
    The Government of Pakistan