TM Forum’s prestigious awards recognize the organizations making a significant contribution to the acceleration of digital transformation throughout the industry as top telecom operators and solution providers around the globe are recognized for revolutionary work digitally transforming telecommunications
TORONTO, May 25, 2023 – Optiva Inc. (“Optiva” or the “Company”) (TSX: OPT), a leader in providing communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the private and public cloud, is proud to announce that it was selected as a nominee for TM Forum’s 16th Excellence Awards 2023. Optiva and lifecell are recognized in the Excellence in Serving People & Planet category for their project “Supporting connectivity, the lifeblood of daily life, with expanded protection in dangerous times.”
TM Forum’s Excellence Awards recognize the world’s leading companies for their innovative achievements spanning digital transformation, business and IT agility, customer centricity, cross-industry partnering and collaboration, and product and service innovation. The awards also recognize the organizations making a significant contribution to the acceleration of digital transformation throughout the industry. Finalists will be announced on June 30 and winners at DTW23 – Ignite global event in September.
lifecell is a leading mobile network operator in Ukraine. For over a year during the tragic war in Ukraine, lifecell has trusted Optiva’s automated and digital BSS platform to deploy new disaster recovery sites away from the front lines of battle, implement critical new international roaming services to ensure families can stay connected and onboard new subscribers without physical engagement, all while supporting more than 60% of its staff, who were forced to leave their native locations and relocate across the country and continent.
“Congratulations to the nominees for this year’s prestigious Excellence Awards,” said Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum. “TM Forum’s Excellence Awards are amongst the toughest and most rigorous in the telecommunications and technology industry. We had an outstanding selection of almost 200 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. The nominees selected by our impartial judging panel make an inspiring set of real-world digital transformation case studies, and I look forward to congratulating the winners in September.”
“lifecell has provided life-critical mobile and connectivity services to support the people of Ukraine. It is Optiva’s honor to ensure lifecell’s services remain available so that families, communities and emergency services remain connected. Our platform empowers telecom operations with the agility and resilience needed to maintain high availability during disaster and war, and we will continue to leverage it to support lifecell and the people of Ukraine,” said John Giere, CEO and President of Optiva.
About Optiva Inc.
Optiva Inc. is a leading provider of mission-critical, cloud-native revenue management software for the telecommunications industry. Its products are delivered globally on the private and public cloud. The Company’s solutions help service providers maximize digital, 5G, IoT, and emerging market opportunities to achieve business success. Established in 1999, Optiva Inc. is on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: OPT). For more information, visit www.optiva.com.
TM Forum Excellence Awards
Since 2007, TM Forum’s Excellence Awards have recognized the world’s leading companies for their innovative achievements spanning digital transformation, business and IT agility, customer centricity, cross-industry partnering and collaboration, and product and service innovation. Our Awards program highlights achievements in our industry through digital transformation business cases relating to 6 categories. Winners will be announced during DTW23 – Ignite in September 2023. As a neutral, non-profit organization, our awards ensure a prestigious and impartial view, celebrating the success of key industry players and delivering unrivaled industry exposure and valuable peer recognition.
About DTW23 – Ignite 2023
Taking place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, September 19-21 at DTW23 – Ignite, we will explore how new operating models, impactful partnerships, and advanced software platforms will unlock the value of data to create nearly endless opportunities for players across the communications ecosystem. The event will showcase over 55 hours of visionary and practical content with 100+ sponsors, exhibitors and Catalysts, 150 CSPs and 3,500+ attendees from 90+ countries. Don’t miss this opportunity to join industry leaders in Copenhagen as we ignite creativity, ignite collaboration, and ultimately ignite industry growth. For sponsorship information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TM Forum
TM Forum is an association of over 700+ member companies, which include all of the world’s top 10 network and communications providers stretching across 180 countries. Our members tap into each other’s collective experiences and abilities to collaboratively solve complex industry-wide challenges, deploy new services, and create technology breakthroughs to accelerate change.
We help CSPs and their suppliers to digitally transform and thrive in the digital era. We do this by providing an open, collaborative environment and practical support which enables CSPs and suppliers to rapidly transform their business operations, IT systems and ecosystems to capitalize on the opportunities presented in a rapidly evolving digital world. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Learn more at www.tmforum.org.
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