About us

Discover more about ng-voice’s story and the people that make it happen.

ng-voice. A story of VoIP specialists, open-source pioneers, innovation and operational excellence.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Combining great technical expertise with business vision is what makes ng-voice a unique player in the telecom landscape, allowing us to consistently deliver innovation to transform the telecom business and achieve higher goals. We are excited about what we are building at ng-voice and to share it with you!

Mission Statement

“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

2011

Founded

ng-voice was founded by Carsten Bock and a small team of leading open-source and VoIP pioneers and passionate coders. Several POCs (e.g. Deutsche Telekom, Telenor Pakistan) and small-scale deployments.

2019

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.

2020

Launch of commercial clients, driver of European 5G ecosystem

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

2021

ng-voice scales up and broadens the portfolio

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

Carsten Bock

Founder and CTO

With 20 years+ experience in VoIP and IMS, Carsten led the development and implementation of the first IMS/ VoLTE platform at Telefonica in Germany and was a senior member of the Kamailio management team, developing the IMS extensions in Kamailio. He founded ng-voice in 2011 because he wanted to develop a flexible alternative to existing IMS solutions in the market.

David Bachmann

CEO

David is a lawyer by training and a former Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company. He joined ng-voice in 2019 as CEO with a focus on ng-voice’s commercialization and growth strategy. He is also the Founder and Co-President of European Association of Next Generation Telecommunications Innovators (EANGTI).

Abdul Basit Alvi

Chief Technologist Cloud and Virtualization

With vast experience in virtualizing the mobile core of tier-1 operators and developing cloud-native solutions, Basit has implemented Pakistan’s first fully virtualized IMS to launch VoLTE functionalities at Telenor. Now at ng-voice, he is leading our cloud initiatives, ensuring ng-voice continues to be the most cloud-native IMS core in the market.

Vividha Singh

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.

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Qawa Darabi

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. 

Barbara Silva

Marketing Lead

Former Marketing Manager at Telefonica S.A., Barbara has led Marketing and Business Development projects in 14 countries in Latin America and Europe. Now at ng-voice, she is responsible for our marketing strategy, consolidating ng-voice’s positioning as the disruptors in the mobile infrastructure industry.

Stefan Frank

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.