GSM Association Announces Asia Mobile Awards Winners



    - Mobile Awards Winners Announced in Asia's Entertainment Capital -
    Macau

    MACAU, China, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - The GSM Association (GSMA), the global
trade association for mobile operators, today announced the winners of the
Asia Mobile Awards 2007, as well as the category winners and the overall
winner of the Asia Mobile Innovation Awards, which were contested today at the
Mobile Asia Congress in Macau.
    The awards, hosted by Taiwanese actor, VJ and TV star, David Wu, were
announced last night at a glittering industry Gala Party at the new Venetian
Hotel in Macau where the Mobile Asia Congress is taking place this week. The
evening's awards - centred around the burgeoning mobile entertainment sector -
featured live entertainment from International 'RnB' star Craig David, and
Taiwanese 'pop princess' Elva, kindly sponsored by Warner Music International.
    The GSMA created the new Asia Mobile Awards as a platform to showcase
leadership and diversity for mobile content, products and services across
Asia. A specialist panel of independent analysts, journalists and industry
experts judged the winners. The Asia Mobile Awards are open to operators,
vendors and the broad value chain from across the mobile industry that provide
products and services that are commercially available in at least one Asian
market.
    "We are delighted with this year's Asian Mobile Awards - they recognise
the sheer pace of progress that's been made right across the region's mobile
communication market. Our congratulations to the winners and nominees and our
thanks to everyone who participated," said Rob Conway, CEO of the GSM
Association.

    The winners of the Asia Mobile Awards 2007 are:

    Best Mobile Game
    Gameloft - Real Football 2007

    Best Mobile Music Service
    - PCCW Mobile HK - MOOV on Mobile

    Best Mobile Advertising
    - Zad Mobile/Smart Communications/Pepsi - 1-IN-5 Panalo Summer Promotion

    Best Mobile Social Networking Service
    - BuzzCity - myGamma

    Best Mobile Broadband Handset / Device
    - Motorola - MOTORAZR2 V9
    - Highly Commended - LG Electronics for Shine

    The Mobile Asia Congress, Gala Party & Awards were kindly sponsored by
the Macau Government Tourist Office. More information about the Asia Mobile
Award 2007 winners can be found at: http://www.asiamobileawards.com
    The Asia Mobile Innovation Awards were created by the GSMA as part of its
Mobile Innovation Programme to encourage breakthrough technology, applications
and services in the mobile industry by bringing together small and
medium-sized companies developing innovative mobile products, industry
investors and mobile operators.
    Yesterday, at the Mobile Innovation Programme Summit in Macau, each of
the eight finalists from across four categories pitched their products and
services to senior executives from several leading mobile operators, who
selected the eventual winners. The four category winners were announced
yesterday at the Summit, and the overall Mobile Innovation Award winner was
announced at the industry Awards Gala Party at the Venetian Hotel last night.

    The four category winners for the Asia Mobile Innovation awards are:

    Most Innovative Wireless Device-centric Technology
    - Telegent Systems, USA

    Most Innovative Carrier Infrastructure or Platform
    - 3ple-Media, Netherlands

    Most Innovative Mobile Application in a Vertical Market
    - Integra Micro Systems, India

    Most Innovative Consumer Application or Service
    - Consilient Technologies Corporation, Canada

    And the overall winner for the Asia Mobile Innovation Awards is:
    - Consilient Technologies Corporation, Canada

    More information on the GSMA Mobile Innovation Programme can be found
    at: http://www.mobileinnovation.org

    About the GSMA:

    The GSMA (The GSM Association) is the global trade association
representing more than 700 GSM mobile phone operators across 218 countries and
territories of the world. In addition, more than 200 manufacturers and
suppliers support the Association's initiatives as key partners.





For further information:

For further information: Mark Smith, David Pringle, GSM Association,
Email: press@gsm.org

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