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Glomo Awards: Etisalat, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Xiaomi Redmi 2, others win

Glomo Awards: Etisalat, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Xiaomi Redmi 2, others win

Mobile phone company Etisalat, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Xiaomi Redmi 2 were among winners of the 2016 Glomo Awards announced during a series of ceremonies throughout the week at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

While Etisalat bagged the awards of Best Mobile Innovation for Health and Outstanding Innovation for the Connected Life for Etisalat “Drones for Good,” Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was named the Best Smartphone in 2015, Xiaomi Redmi 2 bagged Best Low Cost Smartphone (Sub $100) and Microsoft Surface Pro 4 won Best Mobile Tablet.

Other winners of the 2016 Glomo Awards are:

Best Mobile Innovation for Education
Worldreader and Opera for Worldreader Mobile

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive
Anagog for Crowdsourced Parking Technology

Best Mobile Payment Solution
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

Best Mobile Innovation for ‘The Internet of Things’
SIGFOX – A Global IoT communication service provider, 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

Best 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)

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

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 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

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

Speaking at the presentation, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, GSMA Chairman, says that, “here at Mobile World Congress last year, I challenged our industry to think big and to make Mobile Connect available to more than one billion consumers around the world and I’m pleased to report that we surpassed that, reaching the 2 billion consumer milestone. These six Indian operator worked ceaselessly throughout 2015 and early 2016 in support of this goal and together, they are worthy winners of the “Chairman’s Award” for 2016.”

“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.”

The Glomo Awards are judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives, according to the GSMA.

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