Cancelled MWC Barcelona dishes out awards

Mobile World Congress Barcelona may have been canned but the organiser has decided that the awards must still be handed out. It has announced the winners of its Global Mobile (Glomo) Awards.

Covering eight categories, the awards are a consolation from winners who were hoping to use the show as the launchpad or announcment of new products and solutions.

Huawei wins big
Huawei was the big winner, securing six awards individually and with partners. It nabbed the 5G Leadership Award with its E2E 5G products. “This winning entry demonstrates the breadth of capability, capacity for innovation and focus on solid business bases from this vendor. Keep it up and 5G will definitely have a bright future,” said the judges.

The Huawei for Atlas 900 AI Cluster won the Tech of the Future Award, which the judges dubbed “a platform for progress across a wide array of applications in the mobile industry and beyond”.

Its Huawei PowerStar Solution, a three-level AI-based energy saving solution came up top as the Best Mobile Innovation for Climate Action.

The China telecom giant teamed up with BMW and China Unicom on a 5G digital factory that clinched the 5G Industry Partnership Award.

Another Huawei project with China Eastern Airlines and China Unicom for 5G smart travel in airport snagged the Best Mobile Innovation for Work.

Together with China Mobile (Zhejiang), it took the Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities with its NB-IoT smart city fire control.

OnePlus 7T scores
In the highly popular Best Smartphone category, the OnePlus 7T Pro took top honour. It won against Apple iPhone 11 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy Fold.

The judges said the OnePlus 7T Pro is virtually unsurpassable from a technology perspective, with class-leading processor speed, rapid charge times and excellent software.

“An all-round product at an accessible price point, the company should also be recognised for its impressively successful go to market strategy,” said the judges.