2021 Categories and Awards


Today mobile hardware acts as the remote control to our lives. Devices are the gateway to the online world and with that, define the boundaries of connectivity. This category will celebrate the achievements in hardware developments that are stimulating advancements in the mobile sector. The Device category at the GLOMOs are a high point of the GSMA’s MWC Barcelona, and as such represent the pinnacle of consumer focused technology innovation, design excellence, outstanding performance and market leadership.

Awards in this category are:

Government Leadership Award

Every year we are delighted to present the Government Excellence Awards to governments who have fostered the true spirit of digitalisation in their national agenda. This year we will once again honour the governments who have pushed the boundaries of innovation.

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Outstanding Achievement

In 2020 the World called – and these individuals and companies from across the tech sector answered with their passion, innovation and resources to better our community.

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4YFN Impact Awards

The 4YFN Impact Awards is a global startup competition aimed at finding the best digital startups around the globe that are making a positive impact by getting us closer to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It is the highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during MWC Barcelona 2021.

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Download the Questions for each Award here