The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards). Winners of the AMO Awards will be honoured at MWC19 Shanghai during the AMO Awards Ceremony and Networking Reception which takes place Thursday, 27 June on the Leaders Stage, Hall N5 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC).
"We congratulate all nominees for the 2019 AMO Awards," said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd. "The AMOs recognise the region's leading companies, individuals, products and services that are revolutionising the capabilities and reach of mobile and digital technology. We wish all those shortlisted the very best of luck and look forward to unveiling the winners at MWC19 Shanghai."
For 2019, 50 nominees have been shortlisted for 10 awards across six categories to honour the greatest achievements and innovations across the Asian mobile industry. The AMO Awards are judged by nearly 70 world-leading independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics from almost 20 countries and regions and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives.
Award Categories and Presentations This year's award categories and presentations include "Mobile Tech", "Consumer", "Fourth Industrial Revolution", "Social Good", "Outstanding Achievement", "Women4Tech – Asian Industry Leadership Award", and "4YFN Award Shanghai 2019". The five finalists will be invited to present in front of the judges, investors and audience to compete for the award.
Supporting Partners for the AMO Awards include 36kr, Asia Pacific Daily, AVING News, Smart Cities Association and Yesky. Space and Tomato is the sponsor of the Mobile Technology award category.
Here is the list of the nominees:
1a. Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough in Asia • China Mobile & ZTE for A 4G&5G Convergence Solution on 2.6GHz with Ultra-wide-bandwidth • China Mobile & Huawei for 5G Spectrum Sharing, enable world first 2.6GHz 5G&4G integrated network • Huawei for Huawei 5G Cloud PC • Huawei for Huawei 5G MEC Solution • Rakuten Mobile and Cisco for the world's first End-to-End Fully Virtualized Cloud-Native Mobile Network • SK Telecom for Innovative Roaming Technology 'baro'
1b. Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks in Asia • China Unicom, Ericsson, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co & Qingdao Port International for the World's First 5G Smart Harbor • NB-IoT Innovation for Large-scale Electric Bike Management • Nokia for Nokia Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) • SK Telecom for Smart Factory • Telstra Corporation Limited, Ericsson for world's first implementation of a nation-wide long-range NB-IoT network reaching up to 100km
1c. Asia 5G Innovation Award • Huawei for Huawei 5G MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) Solution • Huawei for Huawei 5G Simplified Solution for Massive Commercialization and application Launch • Huawei for Huawei Wireless X Labs • KT for Worldwide Pioneer in 5G • Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. for Unlocking the Full Potential of 5G NR in Asia • SK Telecom for '5G: Enabler for Hyper-Innovation'
1d. Best Smartphone 2019 • Huawei for Huawei P30 | P30 Pro • Oppo Find X • Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+ • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G • Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition • Xiaomi Mi 9
2a. Best Mobile Service for Connected Living in Asia • Fujian Unicom and Huawei joint launch for the world's first remote surgery on animal based on 5G network in Fuzhou • Comviva Technologies for Comviva's Innovative Mobile App for Consumer • MIGU & ZTE for Multi-Angle Video Instant Dissemination Service • Ooredoo Myanmar for My Ooredoo App • SK Telecom for '5GX Social VR' • SK Telecom for Innovative Roaming Technology 'baro' • ZTE for Air to Ground Broadband Service for Airline Connected Living
3a. Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities in Asia • China Unicom for China Unicom Xingkong Big Data Platform • Development Research Center of Hunan Province & ZTE for Unified Big Data Platform Promotes Efficiency of Internet Plus Government Services for Hunan Province • China Mobile, Huawei, Tendency, Zhengzhou Public Security Bureau for Large-scale NB-IoT Electric Bike Protection and Management • UROS for UROS Smart Water Cycle • Xining Municipal Big Data Service Management Bureau & ZTE for "City Brain" Promotes Operation Management of Xining Smart City
4a. Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia • edotco Myanmar for Sustainable Connectivity Solution (Tower with Built-in Green power) • China Mobile, Huawei & China's 301 Hospital for The World's First Successful 5G Remote Surgery on a Living Human Patient Enabled by 5G DN • KaiOS – The Emerging OS • KT & UNEP for Air Map Korea • AsiaHawala and Comviva for AsiaHawala powered by mobiquity Money
5b. Women4Tech – Asian Industry Leadership Award • Africa Perianez, Yokozuna Data • Ari Waluyo and Anda Waluyo, TELECTG • Aurora Marsye Maramis, Traveloka • Claire Chang, Techmoi International • Frances West, FrancesWestco • Meraldi Nindyasti, Lactashare • Nick Marsh, Meraki Executive Search & Consulting • Sara Saeed and Iffat Zafar, Sehat Kahani • Xinmei Cai, Google Japan