DTO Telecommunity Corp. said it is also a victim of fraudulent cals from dominant players Globe Telecom and Smart Communications Inc..
Atty. Adel Tamano, chief administrative officer of DITO said these International Simple Resale (ISR) calls “are not made by DITO.”
“Rather, these are fraudulent calls made by third parties – and DITO is equally a victim of such calls. Additionally, there are also ISR calls from Globe to DITO,” Tamano said.
“It is not true that DITO has not taken steps to stop ISR calls to Globe. We have the data and the facts to show the steps undertaken by DITO to minimize these ISR calls,” he added.
Tamano also said that the National Telecommunications Commission is not a collection agency and if Globe has any monetary claims against DITO, Globe should go to the proper tribunal to enforce their claims.
Globe has asked the NTC to require DITO to pay P622 million for alleged interconnection penalties.
“Let us reiterate that DITO Telecommunity is pursuing the case filed with the Philippine Competition Commission. We are doing this to fulfill our mandate to provide true competition in the telecom industry and to ensure that the Filipino people are given world class telco services they rightfully deserve,” Tamano said.
DITO earlier filed an anti-competitive behavior compliant with the PCC against Globe and Smart.