GSMA Announces Final Global Mobile Award Winners

GSMA Announces Final Global Mobile Award WinnersThe GSMA has announced the winners of the 15th annual Global Mobile Awards, choosing from over 500 entries from across the global mobile ecosystem.

The awards ceremony included the winners of 19 categories, covering Mobile Marketing and Advertising, Best Mobile Contribution to Social and Economic Development, the Green Mobile Awards, Mobile Personality of the Year, Mobile Innovation and Mobile Entertainment.

Interestingly enough, Steve Jobs, who won the award for “Mobile Personality of the Year,” wasn’t even there to accept, although the presence of Apple has been felt throughout all of this year’s Mobile World Congress.  Hit the read more link for a complete list of winners for this year’s awards.

Best Mobile Game
Winner: Iricom – The Last City – Fight For Your Life

Best Mobile Music Service
Winner: Odyssey Music Group – Deezer

Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing

Winner: Clanmo GmbH and OgilvyOne – The IKEA PS Mobile Interior Planning Tool

Best Mobile TV Service
Winner: CBS Mobile – TV.COM

Best Mobile Location Based Advertising Campaign

Winner: R/GA – Nokia viNe

Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service

Winner: Research In Motion – BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0

Best Mobile Internet Service
Winner: adaffix Gmbh – Yellix

Best Mobile Money Service
Winner: Safaricom – M-PESA (bulk payment & utility bill) extension to service

Best Use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development
Winner: Grameen Foundation, MTN Uganda, and Google – The Grameen Foundation Application Laboratory (AppLab)

Best Mobile Money for the Unbanked Service
Winner: Zain Bahrain B.S.C – ZAP

The Green Mobile Award for Best Green Programme, Product or Initiative
Winner: VNL – VNL’s solar-powered GSM base station

Green Network Award
Winner: Mocambique Celular S.A.R.L (mcel) – Eco Naturalmente (Naturally Thinking Green)

Best Network Technology Advance
Winner: SkyCross Inc. – SkyCross iMAT (isolated mode antenna technology) Antennas

Best Service Delivery Platform
Winner: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. – Huawei SDP solution

Best Billing & Customer Care Solution
Winner: Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) – You Individual Optimal Tariff Plan

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Winner: Orange – Mobile High Definition (HD) Voice

Best Mobile Handset or Device
Winner: HTC – HTC Hero

Best Mobile Connected Device (non-handsets)
Winner: Novatel Wireless Inc. – MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

Government Leadership Award
Winner: Kenya

GSMA Chairman’s Award
Winner: Carl-Henric Svanberg, former CEO of Ericsson and currently chairman of BP

Mobile Industry Personality of the Year as Voted for by the Media
Winner: Steve Jobs, cofounder/CEO of Apple