Category 1. Mobile Apps

Best Mobile App for Media, Entertainment & Social

Tata Consultancy Services for
Singapore Marathon App 2016

TCS was the Official IT partner of Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2016 held on 4 December last year. Completing its third consecutive year as IT Partner, TCS developed the official mobile race app that brought all the race related information at everyone’s finger tips. The app provided the necessary tech support for the event and added benefits for the users leading to an enriched race experience. The app, capable of supporting 100,000 concurrent users, was free and available on the iOS App Store and the Android platform to anyone in possession of a smartphones.

Best Mobile App for Retail, Commerce, & Marketing

SAP for SAP Retail Execution

The SAP Retail Execution mobile app is designed for sales representatives and merchandisers of companies selling consumer packaged goods into retail stores. It enhances the productivity of sales representatives, provides sales and marketing team with critical insights into retail execution and maximizes value from the SAP CRM application. By providing anywhere, anytime access to relevant information and functions from mobile devices, the SAP Retail Execution mobile app helps ensure that customers brand and product strategies, tactics and objectives are being executed in a consistent and reliable way.

Best Mobile App for
Connected Living

SK Telecom for Smart Home

SK Telecom’s Smart [Home] is a smartphone application that controls, manages, and monitors various home automation services. SK Telecom has been actively expanding its services through partnership with over 60 companies since its commercial launch of the Smart Home service in May 2015. As of March 2017, the service is adopted to more than 100 home appliances.

Best Mobile App for Business for Moneycontrol – Markets on Mobile App

Moneycontrol is a finance app, offering latest price, news and tools, across multiple asset classes.

Category 2. Mobile Devices

Best Smartphone

Samsung for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

The revolutionary design of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ begins from the inside out. We rethought every part of the phone’s layout to break through the confines of the smartphone screen. So all you see is pure content and virtually no bezel. It’s the biggest, most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of this size. And it’s easy to hold in one hand.
The Infinity Display has an incredible end-to-end screen that spills over the phone’s sides, forming a completely smooth, continuous surface with no bumps or angles. It’s pure, pristine, uninterrupted glass. And it takes up the entire front of the phone, flowing seamlessly into the aluminium shell. The result is a beautifully curved, perfectly symmetrical, singular object.

Disruptive Device Innovation

HTC for HTC Vive

Vive is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality system to deliver on the promise of high-quality VR developed by HTC. It’s designed from the ground up for “room-scale” VR while still allowing for standing and sitting use cases. The Vive makes possible true-to-life interactions and experiences thanks to its high fidelity headset displaying stunning graphics and the bundled wireless controllers with HD haptic feedback all of which are motion tracked in real-time across a room-sized space with low latency to ensure the most immersive experience in the industry. For more information on Vive, please visit and

Category 3. Technology Innovation

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough – Asia

China Unicom for eSIM-based
Consumer IoT Solution

China Unicom’s eSIM-based consumer IoT solution provides eSIM management platform that conforms to the GSMA’s latest specification, innovative business model, excellent user experience and supports a variety of consumer IoT terminals. It is an advanced solution for future consumer IoT networking devices.

Best Innovation for LTE to
5G Evolution

SK Telecom and Ericsson for World-First 5G Connected Car

SK Telecom has been working on the development of 5G technologies and services for the past few years and remained committed to becoming a leader in the 5G era. In November 2016, SK Telecom has established the world’s largest 5G testbed of the BMW Driving Center in Incheon and successfully demonstrated world’s first 5G-based Connected Car T5 in partnership with Ericsson. The most noticeable efforts are: providing a very large-scale 28GHz 5G coverage to all tracks within the BMW driving center; integrating 5G device prototype inside BMW vehicles; developing and showcasing 5G connected car services.

Best IoT Innovation for
Mobile Networks

Huawei for Huawei NB-IoT Solution

Huawei’s NB-IoT solution is the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of proven IoT products, platforms and professional services to help operators, business and industry partners to build better, secure mobile IoT networks, services and applications.
It includes standards-compliant NB-IoT RAN infrastructure that can be deployed with a straightforward software upgrade, a commercially available device chipset (Boudica 120), and the OceanConnect cloud platform, with open APIs and agents to speed up application deployment, simplify device access, and guarantee the quality of connections. In addition, the solution includes Huawei’s NB-IoT Open Labs business incubator that can help companies to develop IoT services and applications.

Category 4. Social & Economic Development

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets

Ericsson for
Ericsson Connected Mangroves, Malaysia

To address widespread reduction of mangrove cover in Malaysia, Ericsson created a solution combining Cloud, M2M and Mobile broadband to help local communities, farmers and NGOs better manage the growth of mangrove saplings. Sensors are used to monitor real time information about soil & weather conditions, water levels and intrusion from third parties, to ensure positive growth and rehabilitation of eroded coastlines. The information is compiled and sent to a cloud system where any user (eg: farmers, NGO, analysts, authorities) can access it to monitor the status of the mangrove saplings.
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Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia

Ericsson and Telenor Myanmar for
Pure Solar Site

To address the lack of electricity for rural communities in Myanmar, Telenor and Ericsson have deployed the world’s first pure solar powered site that is more economical than diesel.
Combined solutions brought the total site power consumption down by 75% to 500W while retaining full coverage, quality and overall performance. This includes the Ericsson Psi Coverage solution for 3G and 4G, which uses a single radio unit for both types of networks.
Using only 500W made the site more affordable than the standard diesel-hybrid powered site on year 1 of deployment. More information on this page

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia

United Nations Development Programme for eVIN

The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) system digitises India’s entire vaccine supply chain through a smartphone application that remotely tracks vaccine stocks along with storage temperatures via SIM-enabled digital loggers at all the heath centres. Data is stored in a state-of-the-art cloud server supported by high-end analytics enabling real-time view through online dashboards. The technology is customised to work efficiently in low-resource network settings in India. The platform is supported by a well trained network of human resource in every district that ensures timely data entry, data quality and facilitate last-mile decision making.

Category 5. Outstanding Achievements

Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry

Mr Shang Bing, Chairman, China Mobile

Mr Li Yue, CEO, China Mobile

The Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry Award is the highest honour in the Asia Mobile Awards. The award recognises sustained or extraordinary contributions by individuals, organisations or collaborative achievements that advance the value and benefits of mobile communications for people, business and societies in Asia. This discretionary award is selected by the GSMA.

In three years, China Mobile rapidly deployed the world’s largest 4G star network, with 1.6 million 4G base stations and coverage of 1.3 billion population, and 4G users of 573 million. China Mobile’s 4G base stations and 4G user base have the share of about 30% of the world’s total.

Mr Shang Bing and Mr Li Yue led the campaign to redesign China Mobile’s international roaming strategy, joined forces with international operators and significantly reduced tariffs, by offering affordable and diversified forms of roaming packs, and enable customers to use roaming services easily anytime anywhere.

They launched China Mobile’s VoLTE services for premium voice experience with 80 million active users, making China the largest VoLTE market in the world.