About this Category

Today there are well over 5 billion unique mobile subscribers (July 2019) – each person now directly benefiting from and contributing to the digital economy. Despite this, a significant proportion of the population still remain offline, without access to the greatest economic enabler of our time, especially women.

Innovation has fuelled the drive to ‘connect the unconnected’, bringing affordable mobile voice and data communications to people for the very first time, as well as services and initiatives that have had a proven effect on the empowerment of people, as well as their social and economic well-being.

This award recognises genuine innovation in mobile initiatives, programmes, products, apps, services and devices that are having a tangible effect on the accessibility and vitality of digital economies in emerging, with particular interest in increasing digital and financial inclusion for women in low- and middle-income countries.

This award is open to all organisations that provide mobile products, devices, services, solutions, and applications

2019 Winner

Mavenir for Mavenir’s Aquto Sponsored Data Rewards Platform

Judging Questions

On the entry form, in addition to submitting contact and company information, you will be asked to answer the following questions:

Non-marked Questions

  1. What is the name of your entry? Please note the name given here will be used in all awards materials and publicity.
  2. Is this a joint entry? If so, who are the partnering organisations?
  3. Please confirm this product was deployed and/or in “live” service during 2019 – (Y/N)
  4. Please confirm your product/initiative leverages 2G/3G/4G/5G connectivity (Y/N)

Please answer the above in approximately 25 words per question.

Marked questions

  1. What is the challenge(s) you are looking to address. Tell us about the size, the geography and the social or economic impact of the problem that you are tackling.
  2. How does your solution solve this? Tell us how does your product actually work and what is the user journey?
  3. To date, what results have you seen from the implementation of your solution? We’re looking for both quantitative and qualitative measurable evidence of success.
  4. How is your product unique and truly innovative compared to other solutions on the market?
  5. How scalable is the solution and what is your vision for sustainable future growth?
  6. What is next for your organisation?

Please answer the above in approximately 250 words per question.

You can also submit a URL link to supporting material.

About this Category

Mobile connectivity can provide a lifeline in major humanitarian disasters and complex emergency situations, providing access to critical information and communication, when supported by the network.

This award recognises its critical role as a critical tool in times of disaster. It is specifically for mobile services, initiatives, applications, solutions or products that have been in place, developed or deployed to provide emergency support to communities affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, famine, tornadoes, floods etc. or other humanitarian emergencies, such as refugee crises, conflict, terrorist events or epidemics, in terms of speed and scale of support or through innovation that provides new ways to save and enhance lives.

This award is open to all organisations that provide mobile-based products, devices, services, solutions and applications.

2019 Winner

Lumkani for Lumkani

Judging Questions

On the entry form, in addition to submitting contact and company information, you will be asked to answer the following questions:

Non-marked Questions

  1. What is the name of your entry? Please note the name given here will be used in all awards materials and publicity.
  2. Is this a joint entry? If so, who are the partnering organisations?
  3. Please confirm this product was deployed and/or in “live” service during 2019 – (Y/N)
  4. Please confirm your product/initiative leverages 2G/3G/4G/5G connectivity (Y/N)

Please answer the above in approximately 25 words per question.

Marked questions

  1. What is the challenge(s) you are looking to address. Tell us about the size, the geography and the social or economic impact of the problem that you are tackling.
  2. How does your solution solve this? Tell us how does your product actually work and what is the user journey?
  3. To date, what results have you seen from the implementation of your solution? We’re looking for both quantitative and qualitative measurable evidence of success.
  4. How is your product unique and truly innovative compared to other solutions on the market?
  5. How scalable is the solution and what is your vision for sustainable future growth?
  6. How have you ensured that your solution meets humanitarian and ethical standards?
  7. What is next for your organisation?

Please answer the above in approximately 250 words per question.

You can also submit a URL link to supporting material.

About the Category

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability * Yet only one in ten of those are getting access to the assistive technology they need to live healthy, productive, independent, and dignified lives; to participate in education, the labour market and civic life.

This figure is increasing through population growth, chronic health conditions and the ageing process. The World Health Organisation also estimates that the world’s population of people who are 60 years of age and older has doubled since 1980 and is forecast to reach 2 billion by 2050.

This award recognises universal design** innovation in the vital development of mobile products, applications, services, devices and other initiatives and projects that enhance accessibility and inclusivity for billions of people afflicted with disabilities, both physical and mental impairments, as well as older users.

* Source: The United Nations Development Programme
** “the design of products, environments, programmes and services to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design(Article 2 of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)

This award is open to all organisations that provide mobile products, devices, services, solutions, and applications

2019 Winner

Beeline, Veon & Motorica for Beeline.Motorica

Judging Questions

On the entry form, in addition to submitting contact and company information, you will be asked to answer the following questions:

Non-marked Questions

  1. What is the name of your entry? Please note the name given here will be used in all awards materials and publicity.
  2. Is this a joint entry? If so, who are the partnering organisations?
  3. Please confirm this product was deployed and/or in “live” service during 2019 – (Y/N)
  4. Please confirm your product/initiative leverages 2G/3G/4G/5G connectivity (Y/N)

Please answer the above in approximately 25 words per question.

Marked questions

  1. What is the challenge(s) you are looking to address. Tell us about the size, the geography and the social or economic impact of the problem that you are tackling.
  2. How does your solution solve this? Tell us how does your product actually work and what is the user journey?
  3. To date, what results have you seen from the implementation of your solution? We’re looking for both quantitative and qualitative measurable evidence of success.
  4. How is your product unique and truly innovative compared to other solutions on the market?
  5. How scalable is the solution and what is your vision for sustainable future growth?
  6. What is next for your organisation?

Please answer the above in approximately 250 words per question.

You can also submit a URL link to supporting material.

About this Category

The Climate Action Award is for mobile industry and broader mobile eco-system organisations that are focused on significant and innovative environmentally friendly policies, services, products, solutions and programmes or initiatives that tangibly reduce or offset carbon dioxide (or greenhouse gas) emissions.

This award recognises the role of mobile in the development of low carbon economies, industries and lifestyles through improved energy efficiency, carbon offset programmes, alternative energy sources, recycling, conservation, travel, manufacturing and logistics cost reduction and eco-friendly consumption.

This award is open to all organisations that provide mobile products, devices, services, solutions and applications

2019 Joint Winners

Telefonica for 100% Renewable Energy Plan 2030
GenGell Energy for GenCell A5 Off-Grid

Judging Questions

On the entry form, in addition to submitting contact and company information, you will be asked to answer the following questions:

Non-marked Questions

  1. What is the name of your entry? Please note the name given here will be used in all awards materials and publicity.
  2. Is this a joint entry? If so, who are the partnering organisations?
  3. Please confirm this product was deployed and/or in “live” service during 2019 – (Y/N)
  4. Please confirm your product/initiative leverages 2G/3G/4G/5G connectivity (Y/N)

Please answer the above in approximately 25 words per question.

Marked questions

  1. What is the challenge(s) you are looking to address. Tell us about the size, the geography and the social or economic impact of the problem that you are tackling.
  2. How does your solution solve this? Tell us how does your product actually work and what is the user journey?
  3. To date, what results have you seen from the implementation of your solution? We’re looking for both quantitative and qualitative measurable evidence of success.
  4. How is your product unique and truly innovative compared to other solutions on the market?
  5. How scalable is the solution and what is your vision for sustainable future growth?
  6. What is next for your organisation?

Please answer the above in approximately 250 words per question.

You can also submit a URL link to supporting material.

About this Award

All children are entitled to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, and to reach their full potential.

For over a decade, the mobile industry has been working to protect children online and promote the safe and responsible use of mobile services. But that is only half the story.

Mobile technology provides a range of benefits and opportunities for children and young people. From health to digital identity, education to community participation, mobile is increasingly contributing to positive outcomes for children and young people in terms of their development and well-being.

November 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which sets out the rights that all children, everywhere, are entitled to, from protection to participation.

As part of the GSMA’s celebrations of the UNCRC and our members’ commitment to enhancing children’s lives, this award recognises the huge potential for mobile technology and initiatives to empower youth today for a better future.

This award is open to all organisations whose initiatives harness mobile to enhance the lives of children and young people, directly or indirectly.

2019 Winner

New award to 2020

Judging Questions

On the entry form, in addition to submitting contact and company information, you will be asked to answer the following questions:

Non-marked Questions

  1. What is the name of your entry? Please note the name given here will be used in all awards materials and publicity.
  2. Is this a joint entry? If so, who are the other entities?
  3. Did you partner with any other organisations to deliver this initiative and if so, who?
  4. Please confirm this initiative / service / product was “live” during 2019 – (Y/N)

Please answer the above in no more than 25 words per question.

Marked questions

  1. What is the challenge(s) you are looking to address? Tell us about the size, the geography and the social or economic impact of the problem that you are tackling.
  2. How does your initiative address this challenge(s) and enhance the lives of children and young people?
  3. To date, what results have you seen from the implementation of your initiative? We’re looking for both quantitative and qualitative measurable evidence of success.
  4. How have you ensured child and consumer protection considerations and rules have been integrated in your initiative?
  5. How does your initiative enable any of the rights / articles within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)? For example, the right to freedom of expression (Article 13), health and health services (Article 24), education (Article 28) or the right to relax and play (Article 31). For more information on the UNCRC including a summary of the articles / rights, visit https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/

Please answer the above in approximately 250 words per question.

You can also submit a URL link to supporting material.

About this Category

In September 2015, the UN introduced its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — a 17 point plan to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. They are the biggest attempt in the history of the human race to make the world a better place.

Mobile networks have the power to accelerate this journey in a way no other technology can. That is why we are united in support for helping tackle the SDGs. As the first industry to come together and get behind the UN, we will continue to ensure that connectivity plays a key role in helping achieve the 17 targets by 2030. To-date we have connected over half the planet, our purpose underlies our commitment to continue on this path and help shape a world in which we all benefit from the opportunities that connectivity delivers.

This exceptional award highlights the very best examples of mobile connectivity – by the global mobile eco-system – in recognising the players who are supporting and contributing to one or several of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

This award is open to all organisations that provide mobile products, devices, services, solutions and applications

2019 Winner

World Food Programme for SCOPE CODA

Judging Questions

Non-marked Questions

  1. What is the name of your entry? Please note the name given here will be used in all awards materials and publicity.
  2. Is this a joint entry? If so, who are the partnering organisations?
  3. Please confirm this product was deployed and/or in “live” service during 2019 – (Y/N)
  4. Please confirm your product/initiative leverages 2G/3G/4G/5G connectivity (Y/N)
  5. Which UN Sustainable Development Goal or Goals does your entry delivery on?

Please answer the above in approximately 25 words per question.

Marked questions

  1. What is the challenge(s) you are looking to address. Tell us about the size, the geography and the social or economic impact of the problem that you are tackling.
  2. How does your solution solve this? Tell us how does your product actually work and what is the user journey?
  3. To date, what results have you seen from the implementation of your solution? We’re looking for both quantitative and qualitative measurable evidence of success.
  4. How is your product unique and truly innovative compared to other solutions on the market?
  5. How scalable is the solution and what is your vision for sustainable future growth?
  6. What is next for your organisation?

Please answer the above in approximately 250 words per question.

You can also submit a URL link to supporting material.

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