Winners of the 2021 GLOMO Awards

GSMA announced the winners of the 2021 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards at MWC Barcelona – recognizing companies and individuals driving innovation.
GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2020
Winners of the 2021 GLOMO Awards

Mobile Technology category:

CTO’s Choice Award

Rakuten Mobile for 5G OpenRAN on Kubernetes

Best Mobile Network Infrastructure

Huawei for BladeAAU series

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Rakuten Mobile for 5G OpenRAN on Kubernetes

Best Network Software Breakthrough

Telenor and partners for the world’s most diverse multi-vendor 5G Standalone solution

Best Mobile Network & Software Breakthrough (Companies under $10M Annual Global Revenue)

BroadForward for Enabling 4G-5G Hybrid Core with the world’s first converged signalling solution

Best Mobile Authentication & Security Solution

ZARIOT for A global SIM with signalling to cloud protection

5G Industry Partnership Award

Ministry of Science and ICT, SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus for 5G Korea, the key to regional Innovation (nationwide shared 5G RAN deployment)

Industry X category:

Best Mobile Operator Service for Connected Consumers

Telenor Digital for ‘Millom – Engage with customers where they spend time’

Best Mobile Innovation for the Connected Economy

China Southern Power Grid 5G+Smart Grid

Best Mobile Innovative for the Connected Human

Fjord (Design and Innovation from Accenture Interactive) and The Scott-Morgan Foundation for Verbal Spontaneity – Personality Retention

Best Mobile Innovation for Connected Living

VisualCamp for SeeSo, AI-based eye-tracking SDK

Device category:

Best Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Disruptive Device Innovation Award

ARM for mobile device processor development

Best Connected Consumer Device

Vodafone Smart Tech for Curve, the smart GPS tracker

Tech 4 Good category:

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets

Huawei for RuralStar Pro connectivity and digital inclusion solution

Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

IrisGuard UK for Covid-safe mobile iris payments enable access to aid for millions

Best Mobile Innovation for Accessibility & Inclusion

SK Telecom, Google, and the Cultural Heritage Administration for 5G MEC-based AR Tour Service ‘Changdeok ARirang’

Best Mobile Innovation for Climate Action

KT for AirMap Platform

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) & Huawei for Nature Guardian Project

Outstanding Achievement category:

Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry

Fred Hillebrand

Diversity in Tech Award

TIM Brasil

Best Innovation for COVID-19 Response & Recovery

China-Japan Friendship Hospital & Huawei for 5G Telemedicine Solution for COVID-19