GSMA Announces 13th Annual Global Mobile Awards Nominations

    - International Comedian Graham Norton to Host Awards Night Gala in

    LONDON, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - The nominations for the 13th Annual Global Mobile
Awards were announced today by the GSMA in London. The winners will be
presented at the gala awards dinner on Tuesday 12th February, during the
world's biggest communications industry event, the Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona (11-14th February 2008).
    The GSMA also announced that International comedian Graham Norton will
host this year's awards ceremony, which promises to be a highlight of the
congress calendar, as well as the GSMA's celebrations of twenty years of
global mobile communications.
    With the most diverse range of entries in the 13 year history of the
competition, the judging panel - see: - were faced with a
challenging and demanding task in evaluating the submissions and electing the
nominees. Categories range from best mobile handset to a host of mobile
entertainment awards, for games, video, music, advertising and social
networking services.
    "Entries to the Global Mobile Awards this year demonstrate the social,
business and economic impact that mobile communications is having in every
corner of the world," said Rob Conway, GSMA CEO. "I congratulate the nominees
on their achievement thus far, being nominated by our independent judging
panel is no mean feat given the calibre of experts it comprises, and the
quality and quantity of submissions received. We await the announcement of the
winners at the Global Mobile Awards evening with keen interest."
    The Global Mobile Awards are sponsored by Qualcomm. Verisign is a
category sponsor. Nominations for 2008 can be found at

    For full details of the Awards, and to book your place, please visit:

    For full details of the Mobile World Congress, please visit:

    About the GSMA:

    The GSM Association (GSMA) 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.
    The primary goals of the GSMA are to ensure mobile phones and wireless
services work globally and are easily accessible, enhancing their value to
individual customers and national economies, while creating new business
opportunities for operators and their suppliers. The Association's members
serve more than 2.5 billion customers - 82% of the world's mobile phone users.

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For further information: Mark Smith, David Pringle, GSM Association,

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