GSMA reveals Asia Mobile Awards 2018

GSMA announced the winners of the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018.
Asia Mobile Awards 2018
GSMA said the Asia Mobile Awards recognized innovative mobile technologies, products and services, the impact of mobile on individuals, business and society across the Asia Pacific region.

Huawei has bagged several awards. Telecom equipment makers such as Nokia and ZTE did not receive any award. Indian telecom operators such as BSNL, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone and Reliance Jio also did not win any award. The poor performance at a global event shows lack of innovation happening in India.

Winners of the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough – Asia
KaiOS Technologies for KaiOS, the emerging OS

Best Innovation for LTE to 5G Evolution
KT for KT’s Innovation towards the 5G

Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks
China Telecom and Huawei for NB-IoT and IoT Platform Commercialization

Best Mobile App for Connected Living
SK Telecom for T map x NUGU

Best Mobile App for Business
Huawei for Mobile Video Conference as a Service

Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities
Cisco for Cisco Kinetic for Cities

Best Smartphone
Apple for Apple iPhone X

Disruptive Device Innovation
Insta360 ONE and Nintendo Switch – Joint Winners

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
Huawei for Huawei Mobile Money

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia
Huawei for Polestar Sustainable Connectivity Solution

Women4Tech – Asia Mobile Industry Leadership
Ericsson for Girls in ICT initiative in Northeast Asia

Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry
Cher Wang, chairwoman, CEO and president of HTC