EE scores big at Mobile News Awards 2015


Operator wins Best Network and Innovative Service gongs, as sold-out event draws 800 industry guests

EE emerged as the big winner at the Mobile News Awards 2015, picking up two trophies for Best Network and Innovative Service for its ‘Cash on Tap’ contactless payment service.

The Awards were presented by top comic Al Murray at a sold-out event attended by 800 industry guests.

Brightstar was voted Accessories Distributor of over 100 employees by the independent judges, while Genuine Solutions bagged the trophy for Accessory Distributors under 100 employees.

Gusto Telecom went away with the Accessories Manufacturer trophy and won its first Airtime Distributor gong.

Barclay Communications added a second Mobile News Awards trophy to its cabinet for B2B Dealer (over 100 employees) and Voice Mobile took the same award for dealers with less than 100 employees.

HTC chalked up a victory with the One M8 being judged Best Smartphone. Uplands Mobiles beat 16 other entrants to the Customer Service trophy.

Crystal Ball’s Mobile LWP (lone worker protection) was judged most Innovative Product

The Best Manufacturer Award was landed by Microsoft Devices Group and AirWatch by VMWare picked up the first MDM Solution Award.

It was all smiles at Lebara Mobile which won its sixth MVNO trophy in a row.

Online retailer Mobile Phones Direct celebrated winning the Online Retailer category and Mazuma Mobile added a second Mobile News Awards Recycling Provider trophy to its collection.

Service and Repair was again awarded to Anovo. Exertis walked away with the Hardware Distributor prize.

Samsung UK and Ireland VP of mobile and IT Conor Pierce was voted Industry Personality in a live text vote, bagging 26 per cent of the votes.

Industry Personality of the Year 2015