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GSMA Announces 2022 GLOMO Awards Winners

GSMA Announces 2022 GLOMO Awards Winners

3 March 2022, Barcelona: The GSMA has announced the winners of the 2022 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards at MWC Barcelona. The Awards celebrate the companies, individuals and governments who have driven the most innovation in the mobile industry.

“Congratulations to all of our winners and the nominees of the GSMA’s GLOMO Awards 2022. You personify this year’s theme of Connectivity Unleashed,” said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd. “This year’s event is more important than ever. Celebrating the innovation and brilliance shaping the mobile ecosystem is crucial. It’s incredible to see the meaningful impact the mobile ecosystem is having in this ever-changing digital world.”

Co-hosted by Justin Springham of Mobile World Live and Sasha Twining, the winners were announced virtually on Wednesday, 2 March, and streamed to audiences around the globe on LinkedIn.

The GLOMO Awards are the most prestigious accolade in the mobile industry. The awards are judged by more than 200 independent industry experts, analysts, journalists, academics, and mobile operator representatives.

This year’s Government Leadership Award was judged by Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of Telenor; Ambassador David Gross, Partner at Wiley; and John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer at the GSMA.

The winners of the 2022 GLOMO Awards are:

Mobile Technology category:

  • CTO’s Choice Award

Samsung Networks for fully virtualised 5G RAN solution

  • Best Mobile Network Infrastructure

Huawei for New FDD Gigaband MIMO Modules

  • Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Samsung Networks for fully virtualised 5G RAN solution

  • Best Network Software Breakthrough

Rakuten Mobile for 5G Open RAN

  • Best Digital Tech Breakthrough (Companies under $10M Annual Global Revenue)

AccelerComm for 5G physical layer IP for Open RAN that Maximises Spectral Efficiency

  • Best Mobile Authentication & Security Solution

AdaptiveMobile Security, an Enea Company, for the World’s First Unified 5G Network Security Solution

  • 5G Industry Partnership Award

China Unicom Beijing and Huawei for 5G Capital's Meta Life on Gigabit Society

Industry X category:

  • Best Mobile Operator Service for Connected Consumers

Veon Group for MobileID

  • Best Mobile Innovation for the Connected Economy

Tianjin Port, Huawei and China Mobile for Port Renaissance, Intelligent Twin empowers a Smart, Green Tianjin Port

  • Best Mobile Innovation for the Connected Human

Huawei for 5G Smart Healthcare Lights up Hainan Healthy Island

  • Best Mobile Innovation for Connected Living

Safaricom for M-PESA App

Device category:

  • Best Smartphone

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

  • Disruptive Device Innovation Award

Oppo for its Hinge & Display Integration on the FIND N

  • Best Connected Consumer Device

ZTE for Next-Gen Cloud AI Home Security Camera Pro

Tech 4 Good category:

  • Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets

Starlogik IP LLC for StarZRO

  • Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

Hormuud Telecoms for The WAAFI APP

  • Best Mobile Innovation for Accessibility & Inclusion

SK Telecom and Tuat for AI-based Visual Assistant Service ‘Sullivan Plus X NUGU’

  • Best Mobile Innovation for Climate Action

China Mobile and Huawei for Green 5G Project

  • Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs

Safaricom, Close the Gap and Huawei for DigiTruck Project

Government Leadership category:

  • Government leadership Award

Government of Spain

Outstanding Achievement category:

  • Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry

Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU

  • Diversity in Tech Award:

Vodafone for #ChangeTheFace Leadership Alliance

  • Best Innovation for COVID-19 Response & Recovery:

Telit and Controlant for Cellular IoT rollout for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

4YFN category:

  • 4YFN Award:

HumanITcare, using Artificial Intelligence to improve access to healthcare

For further information on GLOMO Awards winners please visit

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