On June 27,the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) announced the winners of the 2019 Asian Mobile Awards (AMO Awards) at the 2019 Shanghai Mobile World Congress (MWC). The Awards aim to honor key achievements and innovations that drive the growth of the mobile industry across Asia Pacific.
The winners of the 2019 AMO Awards were selected from 150 entries and nominations across six categories, and judged by more than 70 world-leading independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives.
“We congratulate all of the winners and nominees of the Asia Mobile Awards here at MWC19 Shanghai,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd, “The AMO Awards recognise the most innovative mobile technologies, products and services, while showcasing the positive impact of mobile on individuals, business and society across the Asia Pacific region. We thank all of our entrants, judges and partners for supporting the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards.”
The winners of the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards are:
Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough in Asia
SK Telecom for Innovative Roaming Technology ‘baro’
Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks in Asia
Telstra Corporation Limited, Ericsson for world’s first implementation of a nation-wide long-range NB-IoT network reaching up to 100km
Asia 5G Innovation Award
KT for Worldwide Pioneer in 5G
Best Smartphone in 2019
Huawei for Huawei P30 and P30 Pro
Best Mobile service for Connected Living in Asia
ZTE for Air to Ground Broadband Service for Airline Connected Living
Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities in Asia
China Mobile, Huawei, Tendency, Zhengzhou Public Security Bureau for Large-scale NB-IoT Electric Bike Protection and Management
Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia
China Mobile, Huawei & China’s 301 Hospital for The World’s First Successful 5G Remote Surgery on a Living Human Patient Enabled by 5G DN
Outstanding Contribution to the Asia Mobile Industry
Takashi Tanaka, Chairman of KDDI
Women4Technology – Asian Industry Leadership Award
Xinmei Cai, Google Japan
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with nearly 400 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 organizes the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.