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The GSMA — the Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association, the trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide — has announced that entries for the 2019 Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) are now open.
Applications for the awards — which aim to honour and celebrate the greatest achievements and innovation across the mobile industry with 42 awards presented across 10 categories — close on 21 November.
The awards are open to companies across the entire mobile ecosystem. Winners will be announced during the GSMA Mobile World Congress which will take place between 25 and 28 February.
Entries for the GSMA’s 2019 Global Mobile Awards are set to close on 21 November
In a statement earlier this month, GSMA chief marketing officer Michael O’Hara said next year’s awards will focus on the tech innovations that are helping to connect everyone and everything to “a better future”.
He said this will be done by recognising everything from developments in 5G, innovation in emerging markets, to startups and entrepreneurs dreaming up “the next big thing”.
“We’ve continued to evolve the GLOMO Awards to reflect the rapid pace of change in this dynamic industry and we are excited to introduce new categories and awards that more fully recognise the ever-expanding influence of mobile communications in our world,” added O’Hara.
New categories and awards — 4YFN, the 5G Industry Partnership Award, the 5G Leadership Award, and Mobile Tech — have been added to next year’s GLOMO Awards to reflect the latest developments and cutting-edge inventions enhancing global connectivity.
The 2019 GLOMO Awards categories and awards are:
4YFN: 4YFN (4 Years From Now) is a business platform that enables startups, investors, corporations and public institutions to create and launch new ventures, strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
This new category will focus on those organisations that are accelerating business development and investment within the startup community.
5G: This brand-new category will recognise the pioneers pushing the boundaries of innovation in the emerging 5G era.
The 5G Industry Partnership Award will celebrate the collaborations driving the adoption of 5G, while the 5G Leadership Award will showcase those individuals or organisations that have demonstrated their dedication to furthering the implementation or application of 5G technologies.
Mobile Tech: This category will continue to recognise the companies that are revolutionising the capabilities and extending the reach of mobile and digital technologies, and this year, puts a particular focus on the achievements of startups and smaller businesses.
Consumer: This category honours companies that have redefined the business-to-consumer relationship.
Fourth Industrial Revolution: This award category will distinguish key companies at the forefront of the digital shift, across seven market verticals.
Device: This category will recognise market leaders and celebrate new developments across a range of device types, from handsets to wearables and beyond.
Content and media: This category will award the companies that are innovating and creating platforms that inform, educate and entertain everyone, everywhere.
Social Good: Awards in this category will honour the organisations that are dedicated to creating a better future and improving the lives of communities most in need.
Government Excellence Awards: This award category honours governments that have fostered the true spirit of digitisation in their national agendas.
Outstanding Achievement: The most prestigious category in the GLOMO Awards celebrates the individuals and organisations that have made remarkable contributions to the digital community.