The winners of the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards 2018 (GLOMO Awards) will be announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
While the gongs run the full gamut of the telecoms sector, the category that resonates most with us is the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets – part of the Social Good segment.
The innovation on display across this category is inspiring, and the variety showcased across the individual submissions shows the wealth of ways in which communications technology is enriching lives in developing regions. Ahead of the winner being announced, Developing Telecoms is providing an in-depth look at each of the shortlisted solutions to demonstrate the benefits that all of these initiatives can bring to consumers and businesses in emerging markets.
Of course, regardless of which candidate takes home the award, all of the entries are already sufficiently inspirational and successful to be nominated in the first place. As GSMA Chief Marketing Officer Michael O’Hara notes, “the calibre of entries is extremely high, so to be shortlisted for the GLOMOs today is quite an achievement in itself.”
The five shortlisted candidates for the category of Social Good: Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets are:
- BIMA and Tigo for Driving Financial Inclusion
- Huawei for RuralStar Connectivity Solution
- Juvo & Cable & Wireless for Identity Scoring
- KaiOS for KaiOS, the emerging OS
- Urban Airship & Paytm for ‘Paytm’
The winners of the GLOMO Awards will be announced in an afternoon ceremony at 15:30 CET on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, at Mobile World Congress, held in the Fira Gran Via, in Auditorium 5, Hall 4.