Discover more about ng-voice’s story and the people that make it happen.
ng-voice was founded in 2011 by a small team of leading open-source, VoIP pioneers and passionate coders to develop innovative software solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, containerized from scratch. ng-voice’s founder and CTO, Carsten Bock, is one of the VoIP industry veterans. He believed in VoLTE becoming the new mobile voice standard when it was still a niche technology.
Since then, the telecom business has completely changed. Driven by exploding data usage and emerging technologies, the demand for flexible software-based network infrastructure has increased. In 2019, David Bachmann, a former Associate Partner at McKinsey, joined ng-voice both as CEO and shareholder to drive ng-voice’s commercialization and growth strategy, and long-term investors came on board. To increase supplier diversification and foster innovation in the European 4G/5G ecosystem, ng-voice also founded EANGTI, the European Association of Next Generation Telecommunications Innovators.
ng-voice has focused on turning our IMS core into the most cloud-native IMS solution in the market, being fully containerized and deployed with Kubernetes. We have also developed and launched several 100% cloud-native virtual network functions in addition to the IMS core, such as our application servers and ePDG. Basit is leading ng-voice’s cloud-native transformation, delivering a very unique value proposition for our solutions, with the smallest container sizes, a high level of automation, and efficient use of resources.
In addition, ng-voice has invested in new technologies, cutting-edge companies and partnerships, and has recruited an A-team of experts coming from the most relevant telecom players and also from the research field, such as Johanna, that joined the company bringing her experience in 5G Core research.
ng-voice is committed to the quality of its products and services, heavily investing in testing so that our solutions are also the most reliable. Vividha joined ng-voice in 2020 and was responsible for setting up and lead our team of test engineers, automating our testing processes.
Our solution is very flexible and fits the needs of MNOs, MVNOs, and enterprises of any size. To guarantee complete satisfaction with our solution, it is important to have a delivery team that understands our products as well as our different customer’s needs. Stefan joined ng-voice in 2017, has been responsible for marketing and product development, and now uses his extensive experience to lead our deployment team.
ng-voice is shaping the future of mobile networks, creating solutions that are flexible and accessible. We want to position ourselves as disruptors in the telecom industry, with products that are scalable, efficient, and easy to deploy and manage, offering operators and enterprises of any size the opportunity to innovate and deploy future-proof networks. Barbara has joined ng-voice in 2020 to lead ng-voice’s marketing strategy in this growth path.
Of course, none of this would be possible without amazing people. We are proud to be an international and diverse team that values trust and ownership. Seon joined us as a working student and is now responsible for initiatives to foster diverse talent in our company and the telecom industry.
“We believe in 100% software-based mobile infrastructure to make networks more accessible and sustainable”
ng-voice is shaping the future of mobile networks by creating infrastructure software that is fully software-based and cloud-native. This innovation massively reduces the costs to deploy and maintain a mobile network, making it accessible to operators and enterprises of any size to unlock the full value of connectivity, implementing new use cases and technologies such as IoT, and expanding coverage. Furthermore, the minimal resource footprint of our solution reduces GHG emissions that are generated by the production and operation of 5G networks and their applications, reducing their environmental impact.
A walk through ng-voice history
New management, financing and team ramp-up
David Bachmann joins ng-voice as CEO and shareholder, key members of the technical team joined.
New investors: New long-term investor Lansdowne Partners gets on board, committed to ng-voice’s growth strategy
Focus on virtualization: Team grows with additional experts on virtualization.
Launch of IMS with clients in all three target segments: MNO, MVNO, enterprise
Recognized innovation: Selected out of >120 companies to be part of 2nd cohort of TIP’s accelerator ecosystem TEAC
EANGTI: ng-voice co-founds European Association of Next Generation Telecommunications Innovators (EANGTI) to build 5G SME ecosystem in Europe and invest into other SMEs
Portfolio: Investment in new partnerships and R&D to broaden our offer
Excellence: Shortlisted for the MWC’s 2021 GLOMO Award (software breakthrough)
Global presence: growth of sales, partnerships, and delivery team with a focus on expanding our global presence
Meet our leadership team
Founder and CTO
Abdul Basit Alvi
Chief Technologist Cloud and Virtualization
VP, Quality Assurance and Security
With years of experience in the telecommunication domain working for companies such as Ribbon Communications, Vividha is responsible for our quality assurance, security and user experience, guaranteeing the stability and reliability of our core components.
VP, Sales WorldWide
With over 20 years of sales, partnerships and technical experience within the telco industry, Qawa joins ng-voice to lead our growth and customer success strategy as Vice President – Sales Worldwide. Amongst others and in his previous roles, Qawa established Ericsson’s Cloud and NFV business and Nokia’s Cloud, NFV and Data Center services sales in APAC. He joins ng-voice from Windriver where he served as head of telco sales for strategic global accounts.
Head of Deployment
After working for a Canadian technology startup in Client Development and customer Success Management, Stefan joined ng-voice in 2017 as a Software Engineer. He is using his unique combination of commercial and technical skills to lead our deployment team, prioritizing our customer’s needs to guarantee full satisfaction with out integration process.