Airtel and Indus Towers Wins Global Mobile Awards

Bharti-and-Indus-Towers-Wins-2015-Global-Mobile-AwardsBharti Airtel and Indus Towers have won the 2015 Global Mobile Awards held at GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Bharti Airtel won the Best Mobile Service or App for Consumers award for One Touch Internet whereas Indus Towers won the Green Mobile Award for enabling green telecom.

The winners were announced in a ceremony hosted by actor, comedian, writer and film producer John Cleese.

Cleese, best known for the Monty Python TV and film series, as well as Fawlty Towers and countless film appearances, opened the ceremony in an irreverent style, referring to the audience as “technical geeks” and recalling his experiences of hotel service on his global travels.

He was joined on stage to present the awards by Jon Fredrik Baksaas, chairman, GSMA and president and CEO of Telenor Group, Anne Bouverot, director general, GSMA and John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA as well as representatives from Telefonica, Time/Fortune and Gamelab.

“We warmly congratulate all those honoured today,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA.

“The GSMA is very proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Global Mobile Awards, which provide an outstanding platform to recognise world leaders in mobile innovation and diversity. It is an incredible achievement to have been announced as a Global Mobile Award winner today, as the high calibre of entries is a true reflection of the dynamic, creative and inventive thinking that will drive our industry towards the next 20 years.”

The winners of the 2015 Global Mobile Awards are:

Best Mobile Innovation for Health
Trice Imaging & Qualcomm Wireless Reach for Mobile Ultrasound Patrol

Best Mobile Innovation for Education & Learning
EDUMOBI for EDUMOBI Mobile Learning Network

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive
Ericsson for Connected Vehicle Cloud

The NFC & Mobile Money Award
Dialog Axiata for eZ Cash

Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce
Etisalat for Connected Commerce

Best Mobile Innovation for the ‘Internet of Things’
Jasper for Cloud IoT Platform

The Mobile Connect Award for Best Authentication & Identity Solution
Etisalat for Mobile Connect

Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device
ZTE for Smart Projector

Best Mobile Service or App for Enterprise
Citi for CitiDirect BE Mobile

Best Mobile Service or App for Consumers
Bharti Airtel for One Touch Internet

Best Mobile Cloud Service or App
AirWatch for Enterprise Mobility Management

Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing
Mnet Mobile for Game On

Best Mobile Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers
Alcatel-Lucent for VoLTE and Service Innovation

Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets
Opera for Opera Web Pass and Sponsored Web Pass

Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
BBC Media Action: Mobile Academy & Mobile Kunji for Harnessing Mobile for Community Health Workers

Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
TabangKO Emergency E-transfers for Haiyan Survivors

Best Mobile App, Service or Initiative for Accessibility & Inclusion
OtoSense for Sound Recognition

Best Mobile Device for Accessibility & Inclusion
Doro for Doro Liberto 820

The Green Mobile Award
Indus Towers for Enabling Green Telecom

Best Mobile Music App
Smart Communications for SPINNR

Best Mobile Game App
Gameloft for Asphalt 8: Airborne

Best Mobile Photo, Art, Video or TV App

Best Mobile Media & Publishing App
News Republic for Start a Conversation

Most Innovative Mobile App
Mnet Mobile for Game On

Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App

Best Smartphone
Apple iPhone 6

Best Low Cost Smartphone
Motorola Moto E

Best Mobile Tablet
Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Best Wearable Mobile Technology
Motorola Mobility for the Moto 360

Best Mobile Infrastructure
Huawei for LampSite Solution

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Airvana OneCell

Best Technology Enabler
Dialog Ideamart

Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks
Vodafone for Vodafone Interstandard Roaming Services

Best Security/ Anti-Fraud Product or Solution
Samsung for KNOX Workspace

Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Solution
Telstra for LTE Advanced Network for Emergency Services (LANES)

Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ choice
Airvana OneCell

GSMA Chairman’s Award 2015
Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, managing director/president & group CEO, Axiata Group

Government Leadership Award 2015
Government of Brazil

Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award 2015
Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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