BB Incubator, the recently launched Boris Bison Youth Empowerment Business Incubator in Douala, Cameroon, in partnership with the Pan-African video game publishing company, Ludique Works and Start North (www.StartNorth.com), the Finnish technology learning accelerator network, have announced mutual memoranda of understanding to introduce their technologically advanced learning environments, the ‘5G Mokki Tech Spaces’, across the African continent.
The new partnership comes just weeks after Boris Bison Youth Empowerment Business Incubator’s opening ceremony in Douala, where Cameroon’s Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicrafts Mr. H.E. Bassilekin III Achille offered Mr. Boris Ngala, the incubator’s Founder and CEO, his congratulations and personal support.
Having spent seven years abroad, Boris Ngala returned to his home country of Cameroon with a vision to reduce poverty through technology-driven solutions, entrepreneurial training and business advice.
Boris Bison Youth Empowerment Business Incubator (‘BB Incubator’ for short) provides office facilities, computer equipment services, internet connectivity, entrepreneurial training and business advisory services to promising local startup companies and young entrepreneurs.
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The first of its kind
BB Incubator is the first of its kind in Africa to adopt the 5G Mokki Tech Spaces, a high-tech learning and communication environment in the shape of a small cottage. Mr. Ngala is also a Co-Founder of the 5G Mokki Tech Space network.
“Our aim is a Pan-African tech space network that connects the African continent to Europe and the rest of the world, promoting the learning and adoption of technology, remote work, and entrepreneurship. In addition to promoting education, jobs, and the economic development of the regions, the network also aims to curb climate change by utilising the latest technology,” said Mr. Boris Ngala, Founder and CEO of BB Incubator and one of the Co-Founders of the 5G Mokki Tech Space network.
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‘Mokki’ is derived from the Finnish word ‘mökki’, meaning ‘cottage’. The cottage enables innovative uses of fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication technology.
In the case of the incubator and its startups, it can be used, among other things, to develop software applications that require ultra-fast internet connections, to render immersive, three-dimensional (3D), virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) learning experiences, as well as to deliver innovation services and remote work to corporations around the globe.
Compared to the technology standards preceding it, fifth-generation wireless communication technology will enable data connections that are a hundred times faster on mobile devices and ten times faster than the fastest fixed broadband services currently.
Its true potential lies in enabling entirely new categories of applications. Think remote control of drones, self-driving cars and complex industrial processes. Think remote surgery. Think remote work and meetings in virtual or augmented reality. Think remote learning. The operative word is “remote”.
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5G’s ability to make the world a smaller place is Africa’s opportunity.
Ludique Works is deploying the cottages in Kenya and South Africa and is committed to building a network of 5G Mokki Tech Spaces in other African countries as well.
Mr. Douglas Ogeto, Co-Founder and CEO of Ludique Works and one of the Co-Founders of the 5G Mokki Tech Space network said: “The 5G Mokki Tech Space network has the ability to serve international and local companies, to provide creative-economy and technology based jobs and promote entrepreneurship based on the learning of the latest technology and hands-on projects that serve local conditions. Furthermore, this is supported by extensive national and international collaboration with universities and companies.”