Government Leadership Award

The GSMA’s Government Leadership Award recognizes world-class leadership in the establishment of sound regulatory policies for mobile connectivity.
Government Leadership Award 2024 Winner

2024 Winner: Congratulations to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago

Every year, on behalf of the global mobile industry, the GSMA recognises one country that has demonstrated impactful, positive changes in digital policy and telecom regulation during the previous 12 to 18 months. This longstanding honour has been presented to 16 countries since 2005.

This year we recognise the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for its:

  • Prolific efforts to modernize their regulatory regimes and bring digital services to its citizens; with 10 public consultations held on topics including spectrum planing, 5G policy, and maritime mobile services;
  • Regional leadership in the WRC-23 preparatory process, particularly in the support of mid-band spectrum for mobile; and assignment of mobile spectrum in 700 MHz, 850 MHz and AWS bands to mobile operators at significantly reduced rates to foster digital growth;
  • And rollout of numerous initiatives to ensure digital inclusion, including creating 12 ICT Access Centres that provide skills training and access to devices across the islands, with more planned.

We are grateful for the contribution of our panel of judges:

  • Sulyna Abdullah, Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership, ITU
  • Verena Weber, Head of the Connectivity Services and Infrastructures Unit, OECD
  • Hande Asik, Chief of Staff and Group Director of Strategic Communications and Performance Analytics, VEON
  • John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA


2024: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago
2023: The Government of India
2022: The Government of Spain
2021: Not awarded
2020: The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2019: The Finnish Government
2018: The Republic of Estonia
2017: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
2016: The United Mexican States
2015: The Federative Republic of Brazil
2014: The Republic of Botswana
2013: Not awarded
2012: The Republic of Colombia
2011: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
2010: The Republic of Kenya
2009: The French Republic
2008: The Arab Republic of Egypt
2007: The Republic of India
2006: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
2005: The Federative Republic of Brazil

The Government Leadership Award is a category of the prestigious Global Mobile Awards (THE GLOMOs). Find out more about The GLOMOs.