It is anticipated that the next telecommunications company in Cameroon will come from ActivSpaces. This is because of ActivSpaces’ start up named VEhSEh, one of those who have developed what is really necessary for the Cameroonian society. ActivSpaces was well represented by this start up at the just ended 2017 Silicon Mountain conference in Buea. Their App/Project demo thrilled everyone in the hall which left some curious minds asking questions to the dynamic VehSeh team.
VEhSEh is a start up that aims at “connecting the unconnected”. To Eruck Emmanuel, co founder of the start up, their wish is to influence people’s daily living with technology, hence, providing networks to areas that do not have is their own way of answering their call from God.
Their problem solving stems from the fact that there are some remote places in Cameroon that cannot connect to the existing mobile networks. The inhabitants of these places difficulties connecting with those they want to. Moreover, some mobile phones have drastically been turned to fixed phones simply because the available mobile networks are spotted in some of these remote areas. This leaves the inhabitant of the said areas with no option than to glue their mobile phones at some fixed spots with network in order for them to make or receive calls.
What makes VEhSEh’s technology unique is the flexibility of the network’s architecture. With the VEhSEh network, the VEhSEh App can be used to receive calls from different networks at a very low cost. Moreover, the network can call and receive calls from other networks and also facilitate communication with people from different parts of the world at a very cheap rate, especially with the VEhSEh App.
ActivSpaces, the number one innovation Hub in Cameroon is proud to help initiatives like the VehSeh grow. This is one of the objectives of ActivSpaces-to incubate start ups by providing them with the necessary tools they need in growing their start ups. However, there is still room for other start ups to be incubated at ActivSpaces. All they need do is apply at www.activspaces.com or send their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
VehSeh and other startups have and are proving beyond reasonable doubts that Silicon Mountain is a key player in Cameroon’s emergence by 2035. Their contributions to the Cameroon economy cannot be overemphasized.
However, one of the problems pulling this startup back is acquiring the frequency of operation. Without this, they cannot operate like the way other Telecommunications companies operate. since they have not had this licence, they can’t go to a community to test the technology. But their demonstration at the Silicon Mountain conference cleared all doubts.
Meet the team members
The VEhSEh startup which has existed for more than a year now has eight (8) team members – Eruck Emmanuel, Mekolle Sone Gillis, Pangsui Usifu Linge, Kamga Messa Erika, Ngai Elizabeth, Desmond Formusi, Mesode Kelly and Nguezang Arsene Dumont. These dynamic youths are Telecommunication Engineering students in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Buea-Cameroon.
Meaning of the name VEhSEh
VEhSEh means “WE” or “US” in the Kenyang language of the Bayangi people in Cameroon. The name signifies the things that they do to help others. The things that come out of us. It is the work of everybody. The founders of this startup preferred to use the common Kenyang language to describe what they are doing. They believe this makes the initiative sound more Cameroon-like and not foreign.