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2019 Mobile Industry Awards sees Huawei dominate smartphone award categories despite Trump ban

Despite US President Donald Trump’s administration blacklisting Huawei last month, the UK mobile industry saw the Chinese manufacturer practically sweep the board at the UK Mobile Industry Awards 2019.

Held on the 6th June at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, the evening was attended by the UK’s top Manufacturers, Retailers, Networks, Distributors and Dealers.  The awards celebrate the best of the mobile industry, having now been running for 17 years.  This years awards attracted the highest number of nominations ever and welcomed some of the most senior and most influential executives from the UK Mobile industry. 130 companies were longlisted, with judges able to name just 32 winners.

Despite the recent negative publicity surrounding the US-ban, Huawei stole the show with it’s devices, scoring awards for Phone of the Year (Huawei Mate 20 Pro), Smartphone Manufacturer of the Year, Hottest New Phone 2019 (Huawei Mate X), Best Mid Range Phone -£450 ( Honor View 20) and Best Value Phone -£200 (Honor 10 Lite), news that is sure to bring cheer to the Huawei brand, who are currently working to release their own operating system to overcome the ban.

However, there were plenty of other notable winners, too.  Mobliciti were delighted to receive the Best Managed Service Provider award for the second year running in a hotly-contested category.  Mobliciti’s CEO, Shane Taylor, said of the win:

“Receiving this award for a second year running is a great achievement for us. It highlights our continued hard work to deliver the best services that we can, and receiving recognition from such a prestigious awards against extremely strong competition demonstrates our focus to retain our status as a leading managed service provider.”

O2 were named Best Business Network, with EE named Best Consumer Network, and Samsung’s Conor Pierce was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Mobile Industry.  You can see the full list of winners here: https://www.mobileindustryawards.com/2019/Winners

 

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