GSMA reveals Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards at MWC 2023

The GSMA has announced the winners of the 2023 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards at MWC 2023, Barcelona.
GSMA 2022 GLOMO Awards WinnersGSMA has honoured Martin Cooper, as the first recipient of the GLOMO Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognises Marty’s innovative and pioneering leadership in the technology industry. Martin placed the first public call from a handheld portable cell phone at Motorola, on 3rd April 1973. Now cited as the ‘father of the cell phone’, within ten years, Martin had led the team that brought the first handheld cellular mobile phone to market in 1983.

2023’s winners of the 2023 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards

Outstanding Achievement

Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry / Chairman’s Award:

Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin, ITU Secretary-General

Paula Ingabire, Minister Ministry of ICT and Innovation Rwanda

Mapula Bodibe, CEO MTN Rwanda

Diane Karusisi, CEO Bank of Kigali

Diversity in Tech Award

Eugina Jordan, CMO, Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

Government Leadership Award

Government of India

Lifetime Achievement Award

Martin Cooper

Mobile Tech

CTO Choice: Outstanding Mobile Technology Award:

EdgeQ’s 5G + AI Base Station on a Chip

Best Mobile Network Infrastructure:

Huawei for MetaAAU Series – Boosting Performance & Energy Efficiency

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough:

Huawei for FDD Beamforming Radio System, Double Spectrum and Energy Efficiency

Best Network Software Breakthrough:

Rakuten Symphony for Symworld with Juniper RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC)

Best Digital Tech Breakthrough for companies with under $10 million Annual Global Revenue:

EdgeQ’s 5G + AI Base Station on a Chip

Best Mobile Security Solution:

IDEMIA for eXtraOne 5G SIM

5G Industry Challenge Award in collaboration with the GSMA 5G Hub:

Midea, China Mobile and Huawei for World’s Largest 5G Fully-connected Factory

Best Cloud Solution:

Rakuten Symphony for Symworld Cloud

Digital Everything

Best Mobile Operator Service for Connected Consumers:

VEON: DO1440

Best Mobile Innovation for Connected Economy:

Guangzhou Metro, China Mobile and ZTE for 5G-empowered Smart Metro in Guangzhou

Best Mobile Innovation for the Connected Health and Wellbeing:

Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, China Unicom, CITC, and Huawei for 5G Mobile Stroke Unit – Maintaining Brain Health

Best Mobile Innovation for Digital Life:

Metro Pacific Health Tech for mWell

Best Mobile Innovation for Cities:

SK Telecom for Location Intelligent Solution ‘LITMUS’

Best Mobile Innovation for Web3:

Authena for Secured Phygitals


Best Smartphone:

Apple iPhone 14 Pro

Disruptive Device Innovation:

Apple – Emergency SOS via Satellite

Best Connected Consumer Device:

TCL Mobile for NXTWEAR S

Best In Show:

Motorola Defy Satellite Link made by Bullitt powered by MediaTek


Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets:

Huawei for RuralLink – Green, Simplified and Evolvable Solution for Rural Connectivity

Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations:

lifecell for Project Operator’s Work Under Fire

Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion:

SK Telecom, LBStech and SAPEON Korea for ‘G-EYE PLUS Powered by SKT’s Visual Localization and Mapping Technology

Best Mobile Innovation for Climate Action:

The Wiliot IoT Platform for Supply Chain Sustainability

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs:

Telefónica for ProFuturo Programme