Yesterday, IT-Development, the world’s number 1 telecom asset management software company, successfully won the Trophy Africacom Pitch Contest 2024. The event, organized by Business France as part of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, offered a prestigious opportunity for the Lyon-based company to showcase its unique expertise in South Africa. An exceptional opportunity for the company, whose heartland is Africa.

Competing against six other companies, the IT-Development team captivated the jury of Business France telecoms experts with its ClickOnSite software. With this solution, they are revolutionizing telecom infrastructure management on a global scale. This victory testifies to the excellence and relevance of the technologies developed by the Lyon-based software publisher, consolidating its position as world number 1 in its field.

National and regional pride

Following the successful implementation of its first ClickOnSite concept in Cameroon in 2010, IT-Development has gradually become number 1 in telecom infrastructure management software worldwide. Numerous customers around the world place their trust in IT-Development (including the Orange Group and the MTN Group in Africa). IT-Development therefore welcomes this international recognition as a new opportunity to showcase French know-how, and especially that of tourellois (head office La Tour-de-Salvagny, Rhône 69), on the African continent.

In addition to the trophy, the prize includes a return flight to Cape Town (South Africa) to attend AfricaCom, one of Africa’s leading annual information and communication technology (ICT) conferences and exhibitions. AfricaCom covers a wide range of topics, including telecommunications, information technology, digital innovation, communications infrastructure, connectivity, mobile services, e-commerce, cybersecurity and other areas related to digital transformation on the African continent.

Africa’s telecom challenges, a priority for IT-Development

The Africacom Pitch Contest 2024 trophy also highlighted IT-Development’s commitment to solving the specific challenges facing mobile and towercos network operators in Africa, such as maintaining their current infrastructures, deploying new technologies (5G), increasing demand, and so on.

Future Prospects

Winning the Trophée Africacom Pitch Contest 2024 opens up new prospects for IT-Development in Africa. The company plans to strengthen its local partnerships, collaborate with industry players and actively contribute to the development of telecoms infrastructures on the continent.

“IT-Development, resolutely committed to promoting technological excellence made in France, sees this victory as a new opportunity to strengthen its ties with the African market, which remains its heartland”, concludes Jérôme PERRET, President of IT-Development.