GSMA Announces Winners of the 14th Global Mobile Awards

GSMA Announces Winners of the 14th Global Mobile Awards

17 February 2009, Barcelona, Spain

The GSMA today announced the winners of the 14th Annual Global Mobile Awards at a gala dinner at the National Palace in Barcelona, hosted by the rising star of comedy, Michael McIntyre. The ceremony, one of the highlights of the Mobile World Congress, the leading event for the mobile communications industry, also revealed the Global Champion of the GSMA's 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition.

Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board of the GSMA said: 'More than 450 companies spanning internet, finance, advertising, music, television and gaming submitted entries for this year's Awards, reflecting the diversity and breadth and depth of our industry. Even in uncertain economic times mobile is seeing continued growth, with more than 4 billion mobile connections globally, and this growth is driven by innovation in new services, applications and ever richer mobile content. Our congratulations to the winners and all those who participated.'

A spectacular evening that showcased the very best in the mobile world, the event included a special guest appearance from producer, artist and front man of the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, who performed his latest single ahead of his keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress on Thursday (Mobile Backstage, 19th February), and was followed by Jamie Cullum, the Grammy, BRIT and two-time Golden Globe nominated jazz artist, who played an exclusive set in front of more than 900 senior executives and mobile industry leaders.

THE 2009 GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS WINNERS

Best Mobile Game
Winner: Gameloft - Real Football 2009
Highly Commended: Digital Chocolate - AvaPeeps: FlirtNation

Best Mobile Music or Video Service
Winner: BBC iPlayer on Mobile

Best Mobile Advertising Service
Winner: Turkcell - Tonla Kazan

Best Mobile TV Service
Winner: MobiTV - MobiTV

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service
Winner: Vodafone - Vodafone Global Enterprise Limited

Best Mobile Internet Service
Winner: Nokia - Nokia Sports Tracker

Best Mobile Money Service
Winner: Safaricom and Vodafone - M-PESA
Best Mobile Handset or Device
Winner: INQ - INQ1
Highly Commended: Nokia - Nokia E71
Highly Commended: T-Mobile - T-Mobile G1

Best Broadcast Commercial
Winner: KT Freetel - "˜Show is"&brkbar;'

Best Mobile Brand Campaign
Winner: R/GA London - Nokia Urbanista Diaries

Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development
Winner: Nuance Communications - Airtel-T9 India Consumer Vernacular Messaging Campaigns

Best Network Technology Advance
Winner: Nokia Siemens Networks - Flexi Multimode BTS Software defined HSPA/LTE

 

Best Service Delivery Platform
Winner: NewBay Software - LifeCache Social Networking Solution 2.0

Best Billing & Customer Care Solution
Winner: Expert System - COGITO Answers

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Winner: RIM - BlackBerry Storm 9500 SurePress Screen

The Green Mobile Award
Winner: Smart Communications - Alternative Power for Cell Sites program

GSMA's CEO Award for Outstanding Environmental Contribution
Winner: Nokia

Government Leadership Award
Winner: The Government of France

GSMA Chairman's Award
Winner: Research in Motion (RIM)

Mobile Innovation Global Award Champion Named
The EMEA leg and final stage of the 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition also took place this week at the Mobile World Congress, where 15 nominees competed in five categories for the chance to pitch their innovative products and services against finalists from the Asia, Americas and Virtual legs of the competition for the title of 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Champion.

THE 2009 MOBILE INNOVATION GLOBAL AWARD CHAMPION

Winner: Cootek, China (Most Innovative Wireless Device-centric Technology)

THE 2009 MOBILE INNOVATION GLOBAL AWARD COMPETITION - EMEA TOURNAMENT

Global Finalist: Advanced Receiver Technologies, USA
Global Finalist: Intivation, Netherlands

And the five category winners are:

Most Innovative Wireless Device-centric Technology

  • Intivation, Netherlands

Most Innovative Carrier Infrastructure or Platform

  • Sunbay, Switzerland

Most Innovative Mobile Application in a Vertical Market

  • WorldMate, USA

Most Innovative Consumer Application or Service

  • Mobile Nordic AS, Norway

Most Innovative True Mobile Start-Up

  • Advanced Receiver Technologies, USA

Mobile Innovation Grand Prix
The GSMA's Mobile Innovation initiative has also launched a new Awards format as part of the 2010 Global Mobile Awards. The Mobile Innovation "˜Grand Prix' will showcase promising entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized companies developing and introducing innovative products and services that seek industry support in order to achieve market deployment. The first leg of the competition, the EMEA Tournament, will take place at the World Innovation Summit in Barcelona in June, and entry opens on 25 February 2009.

For more information on the Mobile Innovation Grand Prix please visit: www.mobileinnovation.org/awards

The Platinum sponsor of the Global Mobile Awards is Qualcomm, and category sponsors include: A.T. Kearney (Green Mobile category), Purple Labs (Best Mobile Handset category), Movius (Marketing & Promotion category), HiT (Mobile Entertainment category), and the Government of Catalunya (Mobile Innovation category & host sponsor).

 



About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites more than 750 of the world's mobile operators, as well as 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry. For more information, please visit: www.gsmworld.com

For more information please contact:


GSMA

Daniel Lowther: +44 7747 636 687
Richard Fogg: +44 7887 845 236
[email protected]

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