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TMCNet:  GSMA Announces Winners of the 2013 Global Mobile Awards

[February 27, 2013]

GSMA Announces Winners of the 2013 Global Mobile Awards

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26 -- Groupe Speciale Mobile Association issued the following news release: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 18th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by writer, actor and comedian, David Walliams.



Walliams entertained nominees and attendees with a comic introduction to the ceremony. He was joined on stage by representatives from sponsors McAfee, Myriad and Telmap, and media partners CNBC, Fortune and Time, who co-presented awards, as well as John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd., and members of the judging panel.

"Through these awards, we are proud to shine the light on the mobile industry's many innovators and leaders, from all corners of the world," said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. "This year's new categories reflected the industry's reach into many new sectors and we received more than 600 high-quality entries from across the mobile ecosystem. We would like to congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and thank the many hundreds of companies and organisations that support these awards by entering each year." Also announced today were the Government Leadership Awards, which recognise governments from around the world for their innovation and leadership in use of mobile technologies in the public sector.

The winners of the 2013 Global Mobile Awards are: Best Mobile Health Product or Service MIPsoft for BlindSquare 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 Best Enterprise Mobile Service Mobilelron for Version 5 Complete Enterprise Persona Best Consumer Mobile Service Comviva for Mahindra Comviva's mobiquity(TM) 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 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 Best Mobile App for Consumers Facebook Best Mobile App for Enterprise Evernote Judges Choice - Best Overall Mobile App Waze Most Innovative Mobile App McCann Worldgroup (Hong Kong) for Chok! Chok! Chok! Smartphone Application Challenge AT&T for Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) Best Application using Network APIs Bharti Airtel Limited for my airtel app Best Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S3 Best Feature phone or entry level phone Nokia Asha 305 Device Manufacturer of the Year Samsung Best Mobile Tablet Google and Asus for Nexus 7 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 Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award Government of New Zealand Mobile for Development Award U.S. Agency for International Development m-Government Award Government of Moldova The full list of winners and finalist for the 2013 Global Mobile Awards is available at: www.globalmobileawards.com/winners-2013 The shortlist for the 'Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2013' will be announced between 10.15am and 10.30am (CET), Wednesday, 27 th February on both Mobile World Live TV and the Global Mobile Awards website. The winner will be honoured in a live presentation on Mobile World Live TV at 8.30am on Thursday, 28 th February.

In total, more than 170 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts and 13 representatives from mobile operators throughout the world participated in the judging of the 2013 awards.

2013 Global Mobile Awards sponsors include: McAfee (Apps of the Year), Myriad (Social & Economic Development) and Telmap (Connected Life Awards and Best Mobile Services). Market data for the 'Best Mobile App for Consumers' and 'Best Mobile App for Enterprise' categories was provided by Distimo.

Full information on the Global Mobile Awards can be found at www.globalmobileawards.com.

TNS C-PreetiSi 97 130227-mv45-4219804 (c) 2013 Targeted News Service

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