MWC 2023: Global Mobile Awards


MWC 2023, which started earlier this week on February 27, saw a number of firms introduce a number of new goods as well as unveil new technologies and future plans. There was a lot to learn at this year’s event, including Nokia’s plans for accelerated growth and their new logo that hasn’t changed in 60 years, the fastest charging technology (240 W) on the Realme GT3, the new Xiaomi 13 series global edition featuring the brand’s first-ever Leica-branded camera, and new information on Nothing’s Phone (2), which is scheduled to launch later this year.


  • Emergency SOS via Satellite from Apple got the Disruptive Device Innovation award.
  • Martin Cooper has received the GLOMO Lifetime Achievement Award from the GSMA.
  • India’s government has received the Government Leadership Award from GSMA.

During MWC 2023 in Barcelona, the GSMA—the organization that organizes MWC—announced the recipients of the 2023 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards. The honours recognize the organizations, people, and governments that have driven the most innovation in the mobile and related industries. Some of the awards presented during the occasion are listed below:



Best Smartphone:

Disruptive Device Innovation:

  • Apple – Emergency SOS via Satellite

Best Connected Consumer Device:

  • TCL Mobile for NXTWEAR S

Best In Show:

  • Motorola Defy Satellite Link made by Bullitt powered by MediaTek

Government Leadership Award

  • Government of India

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Martin Cooper, the father of cellphone

Mobile Tech

CTO Choice: Outstanding Mobile Technology Award:

  • EdgeQ’s 5G + AI Base Station on a Chip
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Best Mobile Network Infrastructure:

  • Huawei for MetaAAU Series – Boosting Performance & Energy Efficiency

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough:

  • Huawei for FDD Beamforming Radio System, Double Spectrum and Energy Efficiency

Best Network Software Breakthrough:

  • Rakuten Symphony for Symworld with Juniper RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC)

Best Digital Tech Breakthrough for companies with under $10 million Annual Global Revenue:

  • EdgeQ’s 5G + AI Base Station on a Chip

Best Mobile Security Solution:

  • IDEMIA for eXtraOne 5G SIM

5G Industry Challenge Award in collaboration with the GSMA 5G Hub:

  • Midea, China Mobile and Huawei for World’s Largest 5G Fully-connected Factory

Best Cloud Solution:

  • Rakuten Symphony for Symworld Cloud


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