Asian mobile players and operators among Global Mobile award winners

The ASUS-made Google Nexus 7 clinched the Best Tablet Award.
The ASUS-made Google Nexus 7 clinched the Best Tablet Award.

Asia is becoming a leading force in the mobile communications space. Mobile product makers Samsung and Asus and mobile operators NTT Docomo, Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom were among the winners at the 18th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Government of New Zealand also nabbed the Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award.

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.

The full list of winners and finalist for the 2013 Global Mobile Awards is available at

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