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    MWC 23 Winners of the MEFFYS 2023 announced – the ‘Oscars’ of the mobile ecosystem

    The MEFFYS, hosted by the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), celebrate innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the Mobile Ecosystem.  This is when the industry has the opportunity to recognise, celebrate and showcase those individuals and companies that have made a significant difference in 2022.

    This year’s MEFFYS once again broke all previous records in its 18year history, with the largest ever number of nominees and votes.

    Sometimes referred to as the ‘Oscars of the Mobile Ecosystem’ the MEFFYS has seven award categories, and the winners are:

    • Global Connectivity – BTS + notable mention to ENEA ADAPTIVE MOBILE

    Mobile IoT – BICS

    Personal Data & Identity – TATA COMMUNICATIONS + notable mention to the BBC

    • Payments – RAKUTEN VIBER

    • Enterprise Communications – TELEFÓNICA GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

    • Content & Advertising – MOBIBOX + notable mention to OUT THERE MEDIA

    • Special Award: Personal Contribution to the Mobile Ecosystem – CARLOS ARAGON from MAVENIR

    • Plus, the first MEFFYS Sustainability Award was given to VODAFONE in recognition of its handset re-use programme.

    “We’d all like to send our congratulations to the winners of this year’s MEFFYS. Each award is well deserved and showcases companies and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the mobile ecosystem. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate our industry and its talent, and we are thrilled we had a packed house for what is becoming the social highlight of MWC.” said MEF CEO, Dario Betti.

    The awards ceremony was held at the beautiful Casa Llotja de Mar in central Barcelona on Monday 27 Febraury during Mobile World Congress. It was, as always, a glitzy, glamorous, red-carpet event with food, drink, a live band and DJs. It is the highlight of the MWC social calendar and the perfect place to meet old friends and new, and take the pulse of the latest new ideas and trends.

    “The MEFFYS is a true representation of the sentiment in the industry. The winners are nominated and voted for by professionals in the industry in an open online contest. There is so much talent in the industry it is a tough job to pick the winners.” Dario Betti the CEO of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum comments.

    “This year we introduced the MEFFYS Award for Sustainability, this was judged by a panel of four industry experts and it is fantastic to see how much is being done to make the mobile ecosystem more sustainable. We hope all these awards will encourage even more companies to strive for both innovation and sustainability in the future.

    Established in 2000, The Mobile Ecosystem Forum is a global trade body that acts as an impartial and authoritative champion for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem. MEF provides its members with a global and cross-sector platform for networking, collaboration and advancing industry solutions. The goal is to accelerate the growth of a sustainable mobile ecosystem that drives inclusion for all and delivers trusted services that enrich the lives of consumers worldwide.

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