Government Leadership Award 2022

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

*Congratulations to the Government of Spain*Winner of the 2022 Government Leadership Award

Congratulations to the Government of SpainWinner of the 2022 Government Leadership Award

Spain has taken bold steps to expand the country’s digital economy, and 2021 saw the realisation of several major policy initiatives. In April, the Spanish Government approved the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, which will inter alia direct €4 billion of EU recovery funds between 2021 and 2023 to projects that promote connectivity and the deployment of 5G. In May, the government approved its 5G roadmap, which is part of a broader package of initiatives to promote digital transformation. In July, the 700 MHz band was auctioned with a clear focus on promoting investment and a vast and quick deployment of 5G technology. Other positive moves have supported digital inclusion, simplification of network deployment procedures, reduction of tax on 5G spectrum, and more.

Thank-you to our 2022 judges:

Sigve Brekke, President and CEO, Telenor

Ambassador David Gross, Partner, Wiley

John Giusti, CRO, GSMA

*Past winners*

Past winners

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.