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GSMA Announces Winners Of The 2013 Global Mobile Awards

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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™ 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, 27th 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, 28th 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.

About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem , including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com

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