Category 1: The Connected Life Awards

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1a Best Mobile Innovation for Health – Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good”

Polio is an infectious disease that particularly affects young children. Every child must be vaccinated against polio, including those living in the most remote and isolated places in the world. Maintaining the “Cold Chain” remains the main challenge to polio …

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1b Best Mobile Innovation for Education – Worldreader & Opera for Worldreader Mobile

Worldreader Mobile is a mobile reading application optimized for inexpensive mobile phones to provide children, families and young adults with a library of digital books via phones they already own. It is designed to work with Opera Mini browser available …

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1c Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive – Anagog for Crowdsourced Parking Technology

With millions of drivers all over the world using the Anagog technology on their phones, this has become the largest and fastest growing crowd sourced parking network. An innovative use of all smartphone sensors in order to detect the driver’s …

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1d Best Mobile Payment Solution – Vodafone India for Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd

m-pesa is a prepaid mobile money account. The service can be accessed via USSD, mobile app and web-portal, USSD being most relevant given that it can be used over any feature phone and does not require internet access. Apart from …

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1e Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce – Point Inside for StoreMode™

Point Inside’s StoreMode™ platform answers shoppers’ 2 most important questions: ‘Do you have it?’ and ‘Where is it?’ Point Inside provides digital in-store product location solutions for top retailers to help mobile shoppers search, plan, and complete their in-store shopping …

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1f Best Use of Mobile for Travel, Leisure & Hospitality – SapientNitro for Lufthansa Apple Watch App

Most watch travel apps only allow passengers to scan bar codes versus using a mobile boarding pass. Our app assists passengers through all stages of their journey. A key insight was recognizing that travelling can be stressful. We identified the …

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1g Mobile Connect Award for Authentication & Identity – Orange Spain, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain for Mobile Connect

Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone deployed in Spain the first cross-operator Mobile Connect service fully compliant with the Mobile Connect specification. Spain becomes the first country worldwide launching commercially Mobile Connect to the mass market. Spanish customers can now use their …

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1h Best Mobile Innovation for ‘The Internet of Things’ – SIGFOX, a global IoT Communication Service Provider

SIGFOX provides a wireless global network connecting seamless, low power and cost effective IoT solutions. We provide a standard way of collecting data from sensors and devices with a single, standards-based set of APIs. Our truly open approach means that …

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1i Outstanding Innovation for the Connected Life – Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good”

Polio is an infectious disease that particularly affects young children. Every child must be vaccinated against polio, including those living in the most remote and isolated places in the world. Maintaining the “Cold Chain” remains the main challenge to polio …

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1i Outstanding Innovation for the Connected Life – Orange Spain, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain for Mobile Connect

Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone deployed in Spain the first cross-operator Mobile Connect service fully compliant with the Mobile Connect specification. Spain becomes the first country worldwide launching commercially Mobile Connect to the mass market. Spanish customers can now use their …

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Category 2: Best Mobile Services

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2a Best Mobile Service of App for Enterprise – KPN and Accenture for Connected Workers

Dutch telecom KPN and Accenture worked in a true innovation partnership on shaping a Digital Strategy, and implementing a Wearables solution for field engineers. By supporting their daily activities, this digital solution improves quality (-18% rework), reduces average handling time …

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2b Best Use of Mobile for Advertising or Marketing – Opera Mediaworks, Mindshare & Wanda Digital for Rexona

With this campaign, Rexona wanted to inspire the target audience to undertake physical action. This ties in to the brand’s “Do More” philosophy, something which is worked into all of its communication channels. Rexona specifically wanted to target wearables and …

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2c Best Mobile Cloud Service or App – InnoQuant for MOCA Platform

MOCA is the most advanced context-aware marketing platform for mobile. MOCA uses machine learning algorithms to get in-depth data analysis on users’ behavior, helping companies make real-time data-driven decisions. MOCA learns from mobile users and understands their behavior in the …

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2d Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers – Dialog Axiata PLC for Self-Care Application Framework

The SelfCare Application Framework reduces the underlying complexity of the Quad-play services & Digital Services at Dialog Axiata, Sri Lanka’s leading quad play service provider. Over 100 backend systems, 1000s interfaces and 100s of business processes are orchestrated via a …

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Category 3: Social & Economic Development

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3a Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets – M-KOPA III Solar Home System for M-KOPA Solar

M-KOPA is the world’s leading ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy provider to off grid homes. We have developed a better way to provide affordable, safe and clean energy to billions living off the grid. Thanks to the sun’s rays and mobile technology, 300,000 …

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3b Best Mobile Service for Women in Emerging Marketrs – Vodafone Telekomunikasyon for Vodafone Kirmizi Isik (Easy Rescue)

http://www.vodafone.com.tr/VodafoneHakkinda/Once-Kadin.php Judges’ Comments “Thoughtful in its thorough approach to understanding the challenges and situations women in danger face, many of which are not immediately obvious. This fills a need that is common to women all over the world, not just …

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3c Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations – Flowminder, Ncell and TeliaSonera for Aid the displaced post Nepal earthquake

Through analysing anonymised call detail records (CDRs), Flowminder provides reliable, comprehensive tracking and monitoring of displaced populations at fine spatio-temporal scales. These analyses enhance the ability of relief agencies to effectively target aid during natural disasters. Responding to the 2015 …

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3d Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion – Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Companion Mobile Audio Description

Turkcell My Dream Companion “Mobile Audio Description” service is the first application that provides visually disabled individuals to watch movies in each theatre without missing any details. With this service which is free of charge, the scenes in the film …

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3e The Green Mobile Award – Telefonica for Telefonica Global Energy Efficiency Programme 2010-2020

Telefónica Global Energy Efficiency Programme works on different fronts to optimise energy efficiency in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in all operations and processes of the company. The Programme influences 21 countries and 17 operations, a customer base …

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Category 4: Best Mobile Apps

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4a Best Mobile Music App – SoundCloud for SoundCloud App

The SoundCloud app provides users easy access to hear the world’s sounds, creating a seamless audio discovery and listening experience. When users open the app they find the things they love — personalized stream, trending artists, tracks and genres are …

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4b Best Mobile Game – Super Evil Megacorp for Vainglory

Vainglory is the world’s leading touchscreen eSport. The game itself is a battle between two teams (3 vs. 3 players who play with, and against, real people). Players control a single hero, and the team’s goal is to shatter a …

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4c Best Mobile App Media, Film, TV or Video – Quickplay for HOOQ app

HOOQ is Asia’s premium Over the Top (OTT) video service from Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros Entertainment, powered by Quickplay’s Next Generation Managed Video Platform. Quickplay powers HOOQ with a comprehensive, multi-partner turn-key solution that enables it to …

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4d Best Mobile App for Social and Lifestyle – Turkcell for Turkcell Healthmetre

Diabetes is a global epidemic. In Turkey it affects 1 in 7 adults and contributes to 1 in 3 deaths. More young people are receiving diagnoses every day. Many become depressed and skip their treatment. Turkcell, Turkey’s leading technology innovator, …

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4e Most Innovative Mobile – App L’Oreal Paris Worldwide for Makeup Genius

Makeup Genius is the 3D mobile application that revolutionizes the way women worldwide try-on makeup. Utilizing augmented reality technology, which recognizes the unique features of every users face, the application replicates the effect of makeup and follows your face as …

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4f Best Overall Mobile App (Judge’s Choice) – Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard is a simple cardboard viewer that anyone can use to experience mobile virtual reality (VR). With just Cardboard and the smartphone in your pocket, you can travel to faraway places and visit imagined worlds. Over 5 million Cardboard …

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Category 5: Best Mobile Handsets & Devices

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5a Best Smartphone 2015 – Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Galaxy S6 Edge encompasses two rounded sides to create a bold, innovative experience for users. Through the dual-curved display, Galaxy S6 Edge users can seamlessly blend premium materials with the most advanced technology to offer an unmatched mobile experience. …

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5b Best Low Cost Smartphone (Sub $100) – Xiaomi Redmi 2

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Chipset and come with 2 variants, normal version which pack 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM and enhanced version which pack 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. Snapdragon 410 64-bit …

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5c Best Mobile Tablet – Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Surface Pro 4 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Featuring Windows 10 Pro, 6th Generation Intel® Core™ m, Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors, and a 12.3-inch PixelSense™ Display, Surface Pro 4 helps you power through everything you …

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5d Best New Handset, Tablet or Device at Mobile World Congress 2016 – Winner: LG for the LG G5.

Selected by analysts, journalists and bloggers attending MWC16, the judges felt that in addition to some very impressive features with the so called “Theme Park in Your Pocket” LG has taken a very bold stance from other smartphones with its …

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5e Best Wearable Technology – Well Being Digital Ltd for ActivHearts

WBD101 is a Hong Kong based company that aims to enable affordable & accurate underlying technologies for mHealth/wearable devices. The accuracy of the underlying technology depends on the software algorithm that WBD101 can provide as much as the reference hardware …

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5f Best Connected Consumer Electronic Device – Samsung for Samsung Gear S2

The Gear S2 offers seamless integration into constant connectivity, providing everyday notifications, smart fitness functions, easy and quickly adoptable mobile payment services, and smart key integration to streamline user’s mobile life in various ways. The device is embedded with an …

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Category 6: Best Mobile Technology

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6a Best Mobile Infrastructure Ericsson for Ericsson Radio System

Ericsson Radio System is an end to end solution consisting of radio, baseband, power, antenna, enclosure and site solutions, the integrated industry-leading MINI-LINK portfolio for microwave transmission and a fully integrated IP Router portfolio, all managed by the same management …

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6b Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough – ZTE for Pre5G Massive MIMO base station

ZTE’s Pre5G Massive MIMO base station is an industry-leading commercial product which uses the 5G-ready technologies to provide commercial 4G users with 5G-like access experience. Infrastructure does not need to be overhauled and replaced, saving customers a significant amount whilst …

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6c Best Technology Enabler – Accedian & SK Telecom

Accedian collaborated with SK Telecom to establish a big data analytics driven, software defined network (SDN) over the operator’s national network. This large scale commercial deployment reveals the huge impact SDNs and network functions virtualization (NFV) can have on complexity, …

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6d Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks – Athonet for Athonet Software Broadband Mobile Core Solution

Athonet’s Software Mobile Core was built from the ground up to operate with maximum efficiency on off-the-shelf servers and to be scaled flexibly in standard IT virtualized environments. We massively reduce capex and opex while also creating innovative revenue opportunities …

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6e Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution – Trustonic for Trustonic Secured Platform

Trustonic hardware-level security is embedded in over 500M smart devices we use to access the connected world, securing valued services and apps. For the user, this technology simplifies their experience in everything from mobile shopping and Internet banking to collaborating …

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6f Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Contribution – Accenture, Oi and TIM Brasil for RAN Sharing

At end of 2015, through the three-years biggest 4G/LTE RAN sharing agreement in Brazil, Oi and TIM provided around 4,700 active shared sites, with commercial service in 107 cities, benefitting more than 74 million citizens (reaching 37% of urban population …

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6g Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology The CTO’s choice – ZTE for Pre5G Massive MIMO base station

ZTE’s Pre5G Massive MIMO base station is an industry-leading commercial product which uses the 5G-ready technologies to provide commercial 4G users with 5G-like access experience. Infrastructure does not need to be overhauled and replaced, saving customers a significant amount whilst …

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Category 7: Government Excellence Awards

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7a Government Leadership Award – The Federal Government of the United Mexican States

This award recognises the important Telecom reforms undertaken by the Federal Government of the United Mexican States leading to significant sector investment, increased competition in the market and the rapid adoption of 4G, with mobile operators now covering all major …

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7b Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award – The Government of the Republic of Colombia

This award recognises the vital role the Republic of Colombia has played to make sufficient mobile spectrum available, in a transparent way, to the great benefit of its citizens and the economy. This was at the national level – and …

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Category 8: Outstanding Achievement

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8a The GSMA Chairman’s Award for 2016

The Chairman’s Award for 2016 is a collaborative award presented to 6 of India’s mobile operator groups for outstanding achievement in support of the GSMA’s Mobile Connect Initiative. The operators are: Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices, Telenor and …

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8b Connected Women Leadership in the industry – Shireen Rahmani for Roshan

As the HR Director at Roshan, Shireen built a staff of more than 1,000 people, the largest private workforce in Afghanistan; hiring the first ever female GSM engineer and retail manager in Afghanistan, and placing women employees at all levels …

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