GLOMO Awards winners 2016 announced


We already know the leaders in mobile innovation of 2016. Let’s see the stars of this year’s Glomo Awards.

The global mobile awards, or GLOMO, winners were revealed during the official ceremony, which took place on Tuesday 23 February at Hall 4 Conference Village, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona. The event was hosted over 100,000 attendees from 204 countries and territories, and received coverage from more than 3,600 members of the international press and media. What’s more, over 2,200 companies participated in the exhibition, which spanned nine halls and one dozen outdoor spaces at Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc. Everything from virtual reality, new handsets and ingenious app ideas, to 3D printing, privacy protection and backend solutions were on display.

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“Our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the GSMA’s Glomo Awards this week of Mobile World Congress,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “In what was a remarkably wide field of more than 930 entrants, narrowed to 170 nominees, it is truly an outstanding achievement to have been selected by our esteemed judging panels. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 21st Glomo Awards.”

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Here is the long list of the 2016 Glomo Awards winners:

Best Mobile Innovation for Health

Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good

Best Mobile Innovation for Education

Worldreader and Opera for Worldreader Mobile

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive

Anagog for Crowdsourced Parking Technology

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Vodafone India for Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd

Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce

Point Inside for StoreMode

Best Use of Mobile for Travel, Leisure & Hospitality

SapientNitro for Lufthansa Apple Watch App

Mobile Connect Award for Authentication & Identity

Orange Spain, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain for Mobile Connect

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Best Mobile Innovation for ‘The Internet of Things’

SIGFOX – A Global IoT communication service provider

Outstanding Innovation for the Connected Life

Etisalat for Etisalat “Drones for Good”

Orange Spain, Telefonica and Vodafone Spain for Mobile Connect

Best Mobile Service or App for Enterprise

KPN and Accenture for Connected Workers

Best Use of Mobile for Advertising or Marketing

Opera Mediaworks, Mindshare and Wanda Digital for Rexona

glomo awards4Best Mobile Cloud Service or App

InnoQuant for MOCA Platform

Best Mobile Network Solution for Serving Customers

Dialog Axiata PLC for Self-Care Application Framework

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets

M-KOPA III Solar Home System for M-KOPA Solar

Best Mobile Service for Women in Emerging Markets

Vodafone Telekomunikasyon for Vodafone Kırmızı Işık (Easy Rescue)

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Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

Flowminder, Ncell and TeliaSonera for Aid the displaced post Nepal earthquake

Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion

Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Companion Mobile Audio Description

The Green Mobile Award

Telefónica for Telefónica Global Energy Efficiency Programme 2010-2020

Best Mobile Music App

SoundCloud for SoundCloud App

Best Mobile Game

Super Evil Megacorp for Vainglory

Best Mobile App Media, Film, TV or Video

Quickplay for HOOQ app

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Best Mobile App for Social and Lifestyle

Turkcell for Turkcell Healthmetre

Most Innovative Mobile App

L’Oréal Paris Worldwide for Makeup Genius

Best Overall Mobile App (Judge’s Choice)

Google Cardboard

Best Smartphone 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Best Low Cost Smartphone (Sub $100)

Xiaomi Redmi 2

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Best Mobile Tablet

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Best Wearable Mobile Technology

Well Being Digital Ltd for ActivHearts

Best Connected Consumer Electronic Device

Samsung for Samsung Gear S2

Best Mobile Infrastructure

Ericsson for Ericsson Radio System

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

ZTE for Pre5G Massive MIMO base station

Best Technology Enabler

Accedian and SK Telecom for QoE-Aware SDN Control

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Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks

Athonet for Athonet Software Broadband Mobile Core Solution

Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution

Trustonic for Trustonic Secured Platform

Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Contribution

Accenture, Oi and TIM Brasil for RAN Sharing

Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ Choice

ZTE for Pre5G Massive MIMO base station

Government Leadership Award

The Federal Government of the United Mexican States

Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award

The Government of the Republic of Colombia

Chairman’s Award

Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices, Telenor and Vodafone for outstanding achievement in support of the GSMA’s Mobile Connect Initiative

Connected Women Leadership in the Industry


The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.

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