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MWC: The world’s mobile winners

The winners of the 18th Annual Global Mobile awards ranged from giants like Facebook and Samsung to Israeli start-up Waze to Mahindra Comviva’s mTicketing for Bangladesh Railways to the governments of Moldova and New Zealand.

The GSMA this week announced the winners of the 18th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“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,”” saidJohn 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 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 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:

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