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1. Mobile Tech

1a. Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough in Asia

SK Telecom for Innovative Roaming Technology ‘baro’

With the aim to enable customers to make and receive high-quality, free-of-charge international roaming voice calls while travelling to 170+ countries across the world, SK Telecom launched an innovative voice roaming service named ‘baro’ on December 17, 2018. By subscribing to the company’s data roaming plans, users can not only enjoy free unlimited international roaming voice calls but also make local calls for free within a country where they are travelling. Data used for these voice calls are not deducted from user’s roaming data plan allotment so as to maximize customer benefits.

1b. Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks in Asia

Telstra Corporation Limited, Ericsson for world’s first implementation of a nation-wide long-range NB-IoT network reaching up to 100km

Along with Telstra, Ericsson has deployed and tested network functionality that enables NB-IoT data connections up to 100km from a base-station in Telstra’s commercial network. The technology breakthrough, designed by Ericsson, extends the 3GPP standards-based limit from around 40km out to 100km and is activated entirely through software upgrades, with no changes required to NB-IoT devices. The innovation opens up the huge opportunities that IoT represents in rural and regional areas for both Australia and globally, particularly for logistics and agriculture.

1c. Asia 5G Innovation Award

KT for Worldwide Pioneer in 5G

By launching the world’s first 5G service through smartphone in 2019 April, all customers will be able to use 5G and the 4th Industrial Revolution will accelerate further.
[From dream to reality]
KT is making autonomous vehicles, aircraft controlled in real time from the other end of the earth and other feats only imaginable in movies a reality.
[Contributing to the advancement of humanity]
KT’s 5G is designed as a technology contributing to humanity.
[B2B innovation]
Based on KT 5G, Hyundai Heavy Industries is demonstrating the future of B2B with the ‘world’s first 5G shipyard’.

1d. Best Smartphone 2019

Huawei for Huawei P30 | P30 Pro

The HUAWEI P30 and HUAWEI P30 Pro feature the most sophisticated and ingenious design ever seen in the history of mobile imaging technologies. Among the numerous breakthrough innovations are the revolutionary HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor and SuperZoom Lens, which lets the consumers capture the most amazing photos and videos and rewrites the rules of photography.

2. Consumer

2a. Best Mobile Service for Connected Living in Asia

ZTE for Air to Ground Broadband Service for Airline Connected Living

As the first vendor to provide ATG (Air to Ground) solution, ZTE has deployed world’s largest ATG network and also for many other air-routes. ZTE’s solution solves the key technical challenges of ATG, supports ultra-wide coverage range, and enables much faster inflight internet access than satellite-based solutions to benefit flight passengers like never before. The solution was first based on 3G and now on 4G , and even better, ZTE is working on 5G based ATG solution which would soon further revolutionize the industry with 5G-era inflight service being available at our fingertips.

3. Fourth Industrial Revolution

3a. Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities in Asia

Zhengzhou Public Security Bureau, China Mobile, Huawei and Tendency for Large-scale NB-IoT Electric Bike Protection and Management

To improve the management and protection of electric bikes, Zhengzhou Public Security Bureau, China Mobile, Huawei and Tendency have worked together to create and deploy an innovative NB-IoT electric bike management system, which is deployed in Zhengzhou, with 3 million electric bikes connected to the NB-IoT network. The Zhengzhou local government listed this project as one of the top 10 livelihood improvement projects. Electric bikes have become the largest-scale NB-IoT application for a single service in the world and the success of this service created a blueprint for other transportation applications.

4. Social Good

4a. Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia

China Mobile & Huawei for The World’s First Successful 5G Remote Surgery on a Living Human Patient Enabled by 5G DN

China Mobile and Huawei jointly built a 5G DN (Deterministic Network) for China’s 301 Hospital. With its “Differentiated+Deterministic” network capability, 5G DN guaranteed the stability required to perform the world’s first 5G remote surgery on a living human-patient. The surgery took 3hours and was performed at a distance of 3,000 kilometers from Beijing to Hainan. After the surgery, the patient recovered well. 5G remote surgery is an effective means for China to flexibly sink high-quality medical-resources into less-developed regions, and solve the unbalanced distribution of quality medical-resources. It can well address the requirements set by SDG3 for good-health and well-being.

5. Outstanding Achievement

5a. Outstanding Contribution to the Asia Mobile Industry

Takashi Tanaka, Chairman of KDDI

Mr. Takashi Tanaka became the Chairman of KDDI Corporation (KDDI) after serving as President which is the CEO position of KDDI from Dec. 2010 through Mar. 2018.

During his term as president, he led KDDI with his solid growth strategy and achieved 7 consecutive year of strong growth in operating revenue and operating income.

Mr. Tanaka graduated from Kyoto University in March 1981 majored in electrical engineering and awarded with a Master of Engineer in electrical engineering. He obtained a M.S. degree in electronic engineering from Stanford University in June 1985.

5b. Women4Tech – Asian Industry Leadership Award

Xinmei Cai, Google Japan

Xinmei Cai is an Engineering Director at Google Japan. She has a long tenure leading innovations in the mobile industry from building up the YouTube Mobile team to leading the Google Maps for Mobile. In addition to her technical achievements, she has made a significant impact in supporting and empowering women in tech. She founded Diversity and Inclusion Council at Google Japan in 2017 to grow a diverse tech talents and foster a fair and inclusive environment. She co-founded “Mind the (gender) Gap” program in 2014 to increase women technologist by inspiring young Japanese middle and high school students to become future techmakers. The program is supported by over 120 Googler volunteers. To this day the program has engaged over 4,800 students and 30+ schools.