Six Indian mobile operators win GSMA Chairman’s Award 2016

Six Indian Mobile Operators have bagged this year’s GSMA Chairman’s Award for their role and achievement in making GSMA’s Mobile Connect Initiative a success. Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices, Telenor and Vodafone are the operators who won the recognition.


Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel received the award from Highness Felipe VI, King of Spain on behalf of other winners.

The GSMA’s Mobile Connect service is a universal log-in solution with privacy protection. It would simply match the user to his mobile phone and allow him to log-in to websites and applications quickly without the need to remember passwords and usernames. It’s safe, secure and no personal information is shared without permission. This allows users to safely access mobile and digital services such as e-commerce, banking, health and digital entertainment, as well as e-government portals, via their mobile phones.

In India, the operators collectively covered 85% of the Mobile Connect addressable market. Bharti Airtel has been at the forefront of the Mobile Connect initiative in India and has already enabled Mobile Connect on its platforms such as the ‘Genie’ App., which is accessible only to its employees.

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February 25, 2016 9:37 pm 9:37 PM

The worst chairman award goes to Rcom’s Anil Ambani..

Kiran Fernandes
February 25, 2016 5:18 pm 5:18 PM

This is probably Mittal’s last award 😛

February 25, 2016 6:55 pm 6:55 PM

Well at least Airtel & others are winning awards.
It is doubtful JIO will win any award at all.

Kaushik Roy
February 25, 2016 8:11 pm 8:11 PM

it will win “award for delay”

Dr Lambinagh
February 26, 2016 5:39 pm 5:39 PM


February 25, 2016 10:33 pm 10:33 PM

Best Award for SUPER DELAY goes to………

Kiran Fernandes
February 26, 2016 5:10 pm 5:10 PM

You know, the reason for their delay is because they want to set up towers everywhere and cover 80% of India by this year. They also had a lot of hurdles along the way, and couldnt launch in 2015. After all, they are not delaying the launch till the second half of 2016. And oh, they will be the first to come out with 5G(some time around 2020 to 2024), and Avoid will be super late in that game.
by that time, BSNL, MTNL, Telenor, Tata might be extinct.