Todd Ashton, Head of Ericsson South and East Africa, talks about digitization in Sub-Saharan Africa that is happening thanks to 4G bringing endless opportunities such as mobile money. He also spoke about how the region is paving the way for 5G, a technology that will open up for new opportunities specially towards businesses such as mining and industrial services.
Since 1 August 2020, Todd Ashton is the Vice President and Head of Customer Unit South and East Africa at Ericsson Middle East & Africa. In this capacity he is spearheading the efforts to secure the success of Ericsson’s customers through partnership and performance, the development of talent and the growth of Ericsson’s business across the continent.
Paula Gilbert has been the Editor of Connecting Africa since June 2019. The South Africa-based journalist previously worked as a TV producer and reporter for business television channels Bloomberg TV Africa and CNBC Africa, and started her career in radio news. She has been reporting on key developments in Africa's telecoms and ICT sectors for most of her journalistic career and prior to joining Connecting Africa was the telecoms editor at online publication, ITWeb. She has an Honors degree in Journalism from Rhodes University.
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