12 September 2017

East Africa: Global Mobile Awards By Gsma Now Open for Entry

The 2018 Glomo Awards honour the greatest achievements and innovations across the mobile industry, with 38 awards in over eight categories are open for entries 22nd November, 2017. The winners will be announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress taking place 26 February - 1st March, 2018 in Barcelona.

For 2018, the GSMA has refreshed the Glomo Award categories to reflect the changing shape of the mobile industry worldwide, and introduced new awards that highlight the most cutting-edge developments impacting the industry. The 2018 Glomo Awards shall in the overall comprises the following categories:

Mobile Tech: This category will recognise the companies that are revolutionising the capabilities and reach of mobile and digital technologies. This category includes the coveted "Outstanding Mobile Technology Award (The CTOs' Choice)".

Consumer: As consumers migrate to the connected age, this category will honour companies that have redefined the business-to-consumer relationship. Features include an award for "Best Overall Mobile Consumer Innovation (The Judges' Choice)".

Fourth Industrial Revolution: This award category will distinguish key companies at the forefront of the digital shift, across seven market verticals. Highlights include a new award for "Best Mobile Innovation for Enterprise", as well as the "Smart City Award (The Judges' Choice)", which will recognise the city authority that has raised the bar and embraced the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Device: This category has a strong reputation for recognising market leaders and celebrates achievements in hardware developments that are stimulating advances across the globe. For 2018, there will be a focus on new technologies that change how consumers interact with devices.

Content and Media: This category will award the companies who are truly innovating and creating platforms that inform, educate and entertain everyone, everywhere. This category will showcase the imagination within this global trend with two new awards for "Best Mobile Game" and "Best Content and Media Innovation".

Social Good: 'Creating a Better Future' is the overarching theme for Mobile World Congress 2018, and this category underscores the mobile industry's commitment to connecting everyone and everything to a better future. Awards in this category will honor the companies who are dedicated to this ideology and improving the lives of communities most in need.

Government Excellence Awards: Traditionally, this award category honors governments that have fostered the true spirit of digitisation in their national agendas. This year, an additional award has been introduced to recognise the government that has pushed the boundaries of innovation.

Outstanding Achievement: This category celebrates individuals and organisations that have made a remarkable contribution to the digital community.

The Glomo Awards 2018 are open to companies across the entire mobile ecosystem and may be entered online; complete information on the Glomo Awards, including the full list of categories, award criteria and deadlines, can be found here.

be judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics, and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives. The winner of the "Outstanding Mobile Technology Award (The CTOs' Choice)" will be selected by a panel of industry-leading CTOs from the worldwide operator community.

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