LONDON, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA has launched its prestigious 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards, which recognise excellence, achievement and innovation within the mobile communications industry, and will culminate in a presentation at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday 28th February, 2012.
New categories have been introduced to reflect developments and innovation across the entire mobile ecosystem, including applications, services, devices and technology, with a specific focus for the first time on mobile innovation in the education and learning space.
"Devices embedded with mobile technology are being used to great effect in the education sector and are becoming increasingly commonplace," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "We are excited that this year the Global Mobile Awards will honour and showcase ground-breaking mobile-based devices, services and applications that are facilitating and enhancing education tools around the world."
Eligible entrants in this new category include mLearning/education equipment, notebook, handheld and specialist learning device manufacturers, mLearning/education solution content providers, academic and training institutions, mobile network operators, NGOs, application and software developers, and chipset and module manufacturers.
Further details for the 'Best Mobile Innovation for Education and Learning' award can be found here. A full list of categories, criteria and entry details is available on the Global Mobile Awards website at www.globalmobileawards.com. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 30 November 2011, with a shortlist of nominations announced in January 2012. For specific inquiries on the Global Mobile Awards, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Congress.