DITO Telecommunity Hailed by the Digital Transformation World Series

Published October 18, 2021, 3:20 PM

by Robert D. Reyes

DITO Telecommunity x Digital Transformation World Series

Industry association TM Forum, a driving force in digital transformation through collaboration, has recently hailed DITO Telecommunity as one of the winners of the 2021 Excellence Awards during the Digital Transformation World Series (DTWS) global event.

After being judged by a jury of 22 industry experts from around the world among 95 operators and service providers from 23 countries, the DITO digital platform won the industry heavyweight award under the TM Forum 2021 Excellence Cloud-Native IT & Networks category.

Retired Major General Rodolfo Santiago, DITO Chief Technology Officer expressed pride over the achievement as the recognition is the first-ever project awarded by the body to a Philippine entity. DITO went head-to-head against international companies like Vodafone, Verizon, Reliance Jio, Deutsche Telekom, and China Mobile.

“The excellent network construction and commercial results achieved in a short period of time were favored by the jury. We dedicate this win to our ever-growing subscriber base as we continue to assure everyone that DITO will remain true to the commitment of providing world-class connectivity to Filipinos wherever they may be,” according to the DITO CTO.

In a post by the TM Forum, it stated that DITO Telecommunity leveraged cloud-native IT and network architecture to launch a greenfield operator commercially in just 10 months, creating a community around world-class service, based on high-quality network and differentiated customer experience.

Head Judge of the TM Forum Excellence Awards, Camille Mendler, Chief Analyst at Omdia remarked, “TM Forum’s Excellence Awards are amongst the toughest and most rigorous in the telecommunications and technology industry. We had an outstanding selection of submissions this year and it was difficult to choose between all the companies partnering and innovating to bring the industry into the new age of digital telecoms. It was a tough competition, so congratulations to all the winners this year, you truly reflect the best cases of customer experience, digital transformation, automation, and innovation worldwide.”