Eneza Education for Shupavu 291 shines at GLOMO Awards

Safaricom's Eneza Education for Shupavu 291 won in the Best Mobile Innovation for Education category at the just concluded Global Mobile...


Eneza Education for Shupavu 291 shines at GLOMO Awards

Safaricom’s Eneza Education for Shupavu 291 won in the Best Mobile Innovation for Education category at the just concluded Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO) 2018, held in Barcelona Spain during the Mobile World Congress.

Shupavu291 service is a Short Messaging Service(SMS) study tool which enables Primary and Secondary students to access Kenya National Curriculum aligned lessons, assessments, ASK A Teacher and Wikipedia. Teachers can access teacher development courses and Parents can access a basic business course.

The service is more affordable than the purchase of school textbooks and other reading material for students. It costs Ksh. 10/= for a weekly subscription. It can be accessed anywhere at any given time provided there is a mobile phone with a Safaricom Line.

To register, one is only required to dial *291# and press send or send the word START to the number 20851.


The GLOMO Awards showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry.

Congratulating all the winners and nominees of the 2018 GLOMO Awards Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA said,  “The GLOMOs recognise the best of the best in mobile, highlighting the technologies, products, companies and individuals that are pushing the boundaries of ingenuity and innovation and creating a better future for all of us. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2018 GLOMOs.”

Other Winners of the 2018 GLOMO Awards are:

Best Mobile Network Infrastructure
Huawei for 5G Ready Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Radio Family


Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Joint winners:
Huawei for 5G Ready CloudAIR Solution
Sprint and Airspan Networks for The Magic Box

Best Network Software Breakthrough 
Huawei for 5G Core Solution

Best Mobile Authentication & Security Solution
Evolved Intelligence for Signalling Firewall

Outstanding Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ Choice 
Huawei for 5G Ready CloudAIR Solution


Best Mobile Operator Service for Consumers
Reliance Jio and Cisco for Jio Mobile Broadband and Digital Services

Best Mobile Service for the Connected Life
ZTE for ZTE Smart Parking Solution

Best Use of Mobile Marketing
Joint winners:
PHD Online for Spreading Love on LINE
Tenor and Dunkin’ Donuts’ Halloween GIF Campaign

Most Innovative Mobile App
SMARTIFY and MOBGEN, part of Accenture Digital for SMARTIFY

Best Overall Mobile Consumer Innovation – The Judges’ Choice
Ada for Ada

Best Mobile Innovation for Enterprise
SK Telecom and uLikekorea for LiveCare

Best Mobile Innovation for Health 
KT for KT Digital Healthcare Solution and Platform “m-Hospital”

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive
Cisco for Cisco Jasper Control Center 7.0 for Connected Cars

Best Mobile Innovation for Payment
Samsung for Samsung Pay

Best Mobile Innovation for Commerce
Whisbi for Whisbi Conversational Commerce Solution for Enterprises

Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities
Huawei for NB-IoT Smart City Solution

Smart City Award – The Judges’ Choice

Best Smartphone 2017
Apple for Apple iPhone X

Disruptive Device Innovation 
Apple for Apple TrueDepth Camera

Best Wearable Mobile Technology
Bragi for The Dash Pro

Best Connected Consumer Device 
BullGuard for Dojo by BullGuard

Best Mobile VR or AR 
Samsung for Samsung Gear VR with Controller

Best Mobile Video Content Service
Reliance Jio Infocomm for “JioTV enabling Jio Digital Life”

Best Mobile Game
Kabam for Transformers: Forged to Fight

Best Content & Media Innovation
Netflix for Stranger Things: The Games

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
Huawei for RuralStar Connectivity Solution

Best Mobile Innovation for Women in Emerging Markets 
Cassava Fintech (Econet Wireless Zimbabwe and Mahindra Comviva for EcoCash Savings Club

Best Mobile Innovation supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
Ericsson and UN World Food Programme for Ericsson Response – Caribbean 2017

Best Use of Mobile for Accessibility & Inclusion 
Microsoft for Seeing AI – Talking Camera for the Blind Community

The Green Mobile Award
Huawei for Zero-Footprint TubeStar Solution

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs
eWATERpay, Eseye Ltd and Selcom for eWATERpay

Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry

Government Leadership Award
Government of the Republic of Estonia

Chairman’s Award for Government Innovation in an Emerging Market Telecommunications Regulatory Commission – Jordan


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