Barcelona 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2017

Winners 2017

Category 1: The Connected Life Awards

Best Mobile Innovation for Health

R/GA and Owlet Baby Care for Owlet Being a new parent can be daunting, and the ocean of information available to you doesn’t help. The Owlet Smart Sock collects useful data and delivers it in a way that’s simple, human, …

Best Mobile Innovation for Education & Learning

Robi Axiata Ltd for Robi-10 Minute School Robi-10 Minute School is the largest digital school of Bangladesh. The platform provides easy and convenient access to 1,482+ video tutorials and 28,140 quizzes to students across the country. As an innovative measure, …

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive

Cisco Jasper Control Center for Connected Cars Cisco Jasper Control Center for Connected Cars is used by 23 leading automotive OEMs (representing 50 vehicle brands) worldwide to accelerate connected car business innovation, launch and manage new services, implement advanced business …

Best Mobile Payment Solution

EcoNet Wireless and Mahindra Comviva for EcoCash After decade of hyperinflation and currency-collapse, Zimbabwe switched to US$. Currency change mitigated economic-crisis, but led to cash crunch and change problem. EcoCash was introduced in November 2011 to eliminate cash by enabling …

Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce

Shell and MOBGEN, part of Accenture Digital, for Shell Motorist App As part of an ongoing effort to innovate and enhance the driving experience for motorists, Shell launched a mobile platform in 34 countries around the world in 18 different …

Best Use of Mobile for Travel, Leisure & Hospitality

what3words for 3 word addresses what3words is a global addressing system. It has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It’s helping hospitality, travel and tourism share …

The Mobile Connect Award for Authentication & Identity

Orange and Danal Inc. for Check & Go MC Check & Go MC provides its partners with a suite of innovative and easy-to-implement solutions facilitating the digital life of the end-users and mitigating identity fraud while improving their transformation rate. …

Best Use of Mobile for Smart Cities

KT for KT-MEG (Micro Energy Grid) Platform KT-MEG is the world’s first integrated energy management platform. – Managing multi-regional energy facilities from an individual building to the extent of citywide coverage – Providing integrated monitoring and control of energy generation, …

Category 2: Best Mobile Services

Best Mobile Service or Solution for Enterprise

Airbus and Accenture for Wearable Technology Seat Marking Solution This cutting-edge use of wearable technology, developed by Accenture, uses augmented reality to make a significant impact on the productivity and quality of service for Airbus in the final assembly line, …

Best Use of Mobile for Advertising or Marketing

PHD Media for Kheloge Toh Jeetoge In India, Home to Home promoters are seen as intrusion by consumers, with 60% consumer’s not opening doors for the promoters whilst 40% who did, did not give the promoters adequate time to educate …

Best Mobile Cloud Service or App

VMware for VMware Workspace ONE The VMware Workspace ONE app delivers a digital workspace that integrates device management, application delivery and identity management technologies. These combined benefits, on a single mobile platform, enable secure management and delivery of business-critical resources …

Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers

Vodafone Group for Vodafone Smart Pricing Customers want offers that are relevant for them, delivered in the instant they actually need them. Operators need the flexibility to control this with the opportunity to create new offers in minutes, not weeks …

Category 3: Social & Economic Development

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs

World Food Programme for ShareTheMeal ShareTheMeal is a crowdfunding app (iOS, Android) to fight global hunger through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Launched globally in November 2015, ShareTheMeal sought to establish the first truly mobile non-profit fundraising platform, …

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets

Reliance Jio Infocomm and Samsung Networks for Jio Digital Movement India Jio has launched a digital movement in India by rolling out the world’s largest nation-wide greenfield LTE network along with Samsung Networks. Jio also revolutionized Indian telecom by offering …

Best Mobile Product, Application or Service for Women in Emerging Markets

Jazz for JazzCash Mobile Account JazzCash is the Mobile Money brand of the largest Mobile Network in Pakistan, Jazz. JazzCash embarked on the journey of providing financial services to the largely unbanked population in late 2012 and since then has …

Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

Turkcell for ”Hello Hope” Mobile App for İntegration of Syrian Refugees Global conflict in Syria has created the worst refugee crisis displacing more than 4m refugees from Syria. The overwhelming influx of refugees into Turkey has reached over 3.1 million …

Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion

Turk Telekom and Boni for LOUD STEPS ‘Loud Steps’ project is an operator-free application helping visually and hearing impaired people to move freely in closed areas without help. ‘Loud Steps’ application enables hearing and visually impaired people to move independently …

The Green Mobile Award

Ericsson and Telenor Myanmar for Pure Solar Myanmar In Myanmar 70% of the population live without access to electricity. Triggered by this challenge, Ericsson and Telenor have succeeded to deploy the world’s first pure solar powered site that’s more economical …

Category 4: Best Mobile Apps

Best Mobile App for the Connected Lifestyle

MINDBODY for MINDBODY App The MINDBODY app connects more than 4 million registered users to millions of fitness, wellness and beauty services worldwide. From acupuncture to yoga, MINDBODY boasts a broad range of offerings, with the goal of leveraging technology …

Best Mobile App for Virtual or Augmented Reality

Blippar for Blippar Blippar is the only visual discovery app for the real world powered by augmented reality and artificial intelligence. With Blippar you can unlock content by pointing your phone’s camera at any physical object or person you are …

Best Mobile Video, TV or Film App

SK Telecom for oksusu (Jointly with SK Broadband) Available to all users including non-SK Telecom subscribers, innovative mobile video platform oksusu boasts a differentiated pool of video content by offering the largest number of sports content (29 live channels) and …

Best Mobile App for Business

Salesforce for Salesforce1 Salesforce1 is part of Salesforce App Cloud, a cloud-based platform that democratizes rapid development, customization and instant deployment of business apps on any mobile device, in most cases with clicks, not code. Salesforce1 is used today by …

Most Innovative Mobile App

Sliide Airtime Africa for Sliide Sliide was developed to solve a problem faced everyday by people living in emerging markets, which directly affects their ability to use their phones: the cost of mobile data is disproportionately high compared to incomes. …

Best Overall Mobile App (Judge’s Choice)

Niantic Inc. for Pokémon Go The global phenomenon that has been downloaded more than 650 million times! Pokémon GO challenges players to explore the world around them, encountering Pokémon “in the wild” as they embark on adventures and explore their …

Category 5: Best Mobile Handsets & Devices

Best Smartphone 2016

Samsung for Galaxy S7 Edge

Disruptive Device Innovation Award

Amazon for Amazon Echo

Best Wearable Mobile Technology

Orange for Orange VR1 Aimed at customers making their first steps into the VR world, Orange VR1 is a universal VR headset that’s compatible with a wide range of smartphones fitting with 4.7inch to 6inch screens, running iOS or Android. …

Best Connected Consumer Electronic Device

R/GA and Owlet Baby Care for Owlet Being a new parent can be daunting, and the ocean of information available to you doesn’t help. The Owlet Smart Sock collects useful data and delivers it in a way that’s simple, human, …

Category 6: Best Mobile Technology

Best Mobile Infrastructure

Huawei for Active Antenna Unit (AAU) Network System Huawei’s industry leading AAU solutions reduce TCO and simplify mobile site complexity for over 120 mobile operators around the world.  Addressing a wide variety of coverage and capacity challenges, Huawei AAU solves …

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Altiostar for Altiostar vRAN (Virtual RAN) Solution Altiostar vRAN is the first commercially-available virtualized RAN solution with a flexible IP/Ethernet fronthaul. It solves capacity crunch and customer churn that come from network quality issues with the legacy RAN by using …

Best Technology Enabler

Huawei for NFV Solution Responding quickly, effectively and efficiently to rapidly changing customer needs, whilst maintaining reliability, is driving operators towards dramatic network transformation requiring innovative solutions. Huawei’s NFV solution is an open, carrier-grade NFV platform and infrastructure network evolution …

Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution

Samsung SDS for Samsung Mobile Security Management Suite Samsung’s Mobile Security Management Suite provides companies with a secure way to manage their devices and minimize security risks without sacrificing user convenience. By combining Samsung SDS Nexsign, a highly secure multi-modal …

Outstanding Contribution for LTE Evolution to 5G

Huawei for the Evolution from 4.5G to 5G Huawei leads on 4.5G Evolution & 5G Ready by leveraging commercially-deployed MIMO, NB-IoT, CloudRAN, CloudAIR and publicly trialed 5G New Radio technologies to make the future now. These new technologies expand the …

Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks

Nokia for Nokia end-to-end IoT Solution Nokia IoT end-to-end solution for communication service providers, enterprises and governments enables mass adoption of IoT.  The IMPACT IoT Platform which is a secure, standards-based platform enables customers with a way to build and …

Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTO’s choice

Altiostar for Altiostar vRAN (Virtual RAN) Solution  

Category 7: Government Excellence Awards

Government Leadership Award

Government of Pakistan This award recognises the Government of Pakistan’s proactive approach in consulting with the industry as it embarks on a series of regulatory reforms, starting with the adoption of the Telecom Policy 2015 to drive further regulatory modernisation …

Category 8: Outstanding Achievement

Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry

For Inspirational Efforts in Support of Syrian Refugees Joint Winners: Asiacell, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell, Zain and Vodafone

Women4Technology – Industry Leadership Award (Individuals)

Iridescent’s Technovation – Anar Simpson