GSMA Celebrates Mobile World Congress Milestone

Mobile World Congress 2016

GSMA hosts the GLOMO Awards at Mobile World Congress. Mobile ID World managing editor Peter B. Counter was among the judges of this year’s prestigious event.

The GSMA is celebrating a very successful Mobile World Congress.

In a statement, the MNO association congratulated the winners of MWC’s Glomo Awards, which saw 170 nominees from a field of 930 entrants. Among the winners were such innovators as Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd., in the category of Best Mobile Payment Solution; Samsung for its Galaxy S6 Edge, in the category of Best Smartphone 2015; and Orange Spain for its Mobile Connect solution, developed in collaboration with Telefonica and Vodafone Spain and winning in the category of “Mobile Connect Award for Authentication & Identity”. The Glomo Awards also recognized six India-based MNOs – Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices, Telenor, and Vodafone – for their work supporting the GSMA Mobile Connect authentication platform.

It wasn’t just the talent on display that made this year’s MWC particularly successful, though – it was also the attendees, who surpassed 100,000 in number for the first time. Commenting in a statement, GSMA Ltd. CEO John Hoffman called it “a significant milestone,” adding, “We once again enjoyed a tremendously stimulating show, featuring a world-class speaker line-up and a range of cutting-edge product launches that will set the tone for the mobile industry for the remainder of the year and beyond.”

Be sure to take a look at our own recap of the lively event in pictures.