The GSM Association (GSMA) has announced the unveiling of nominees for the 2016 Glomo Awards.
According to the body representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide, winners of this year’s Glomo Awards will be honoured throughout Mobile World Congress, which takes place from February 22 to 25 in Barcelona, Spain.
In total, 285 nominees have been shortlisted for more than 40 awards over eight categories; including “The Connected Life Awards”, “Best Mobile Services”, “Social & Economic Development”, “Best Mobile Apps”, “Best Mobile Handsets & Devices” and “Best Mobile Technology.”
“Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2016 Glomo Awards,” Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA, in the wake of the announcement.
“With more than 930 entries this year – a new record – the competition is greater than ever, reflecting the tremendous diversity and pace of innovation across the mobile world. We are particularly excited to be celebrating the 21st year of the awards with a dynamic new format that will recognise and honour achievement throughout Mobile World Congress”.
Also to be announced at the Mobile World Congress will be winners of the “Government Excellence Awards”, which recognise governments from around the world for their innovation and leadership in use of mobile technologies in the public sector, and the “Outstanding Achievement” awards that include the “Chairman’s Award” and an award for “Connected Women Leadership in the Industry”.
The Glomo Awards are judged by independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives. The winner of the “Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – the CTOs’ Choice” award is selected by a panel of industry-leading CTOs from the worldwide operator community, according to the GSMA.