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MWC: Botswana, Zim, win mobile awards

Botswana and Zimbabwe featured among the awards as the GSMA this week announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“Now in the 19th year, the Global Mobile Awards once again showcase the outstanding level of innovation and creative products and services being developed across a diverse and growing industry,”” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “”With more than 680 high calibre entries this year, the competition was stronger than ever and it is a significant achievement to have been honoured today. The GSMA would like to warmly congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and recognise all those who took part for continuing to drive mobile communications into the future.””

The Best Mobile Health Product or Service prize went to “”Energize the Chain””, an Econet Wireless vaccine project in Zimbabwe. The Government Leadership Award went to the Government of Botswana.

HTC, Nokia and LG were among the winners for best devices across a range of phone and tablet categories.

The full list of winners were:

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

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, Lowe and Partners for Kan Khajura Tesan

Best Network-Based Solution for Serving Customers GMCR Inc. for Globe Prepaid GoSakto: Create Your Own Promo

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 for Climate Change Program

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

Best Smartphone HTC One

Best Low-Cost Smartphone (sub-$150 wholesale price) Nokia Lumia 520

Best Entry-level or Featurephone Nokia 105

Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year LG

Best Mobile Tablet Apple iPad Air

Best Mobile Infrastructure Nokia Solutions and Networks with Telefonica O2 UK Limited for iSON Automation for Operations

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

Previously announced were the winners of the Government Mobile Excellence Awards, the GSMA Chairman’s Award and the GSMA Lifetime Achievement Award:

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

GSMA Chairman’s Award Dr. Paul Jacobs, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Qualcomm Inc.

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

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