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.
ng-voice. A story of VoIP specialists, open-source pioneers, innovation and operational excellence.
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.
“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 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
ng-voice scales up and broadens the portfolio
Portfolio: Investment in new partnerships and R&D to broaden our offer
Expansion of sales capability: Dedicated team based in Sweden
New hubs and partnership network
New hubs: Opening of testing hub in Bangalore, India, and support hub in Budapest, Hungary
Excellence: Recognized as the Best VoLTE Solution within the 6th annual CC-Global Awards
Significant expansion of partnership network: New partnership agreements with leading and pioneering companies in the industry
Private networks: Deployment of new use cases for IoT
Meet our leadership team
Founder and CTO
Abdul Basit Alvi
Chief Technologist Cloud and Virtualization
As ng-voice’s Chief Operating Officer, Quirin is responsible for Finance, Legal, People, Deployment, and Business Operations functions. He oversees all operations and administrative processes in our company, implementing improvements and driving strategic initiatives. Joining us from McKinsey & Company, in his previous role, Quirin served as a senior engagement manager, taking on digital topics (digital identity and hyperscaler portfolios) at the intersection of the private and public sectors.
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 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.
VP of Cloud Services
With his 11+ years of experience in the industry and extensive knowledge in DevOps, Kubernetes, Helm Charts, and Ansible, Behnam leads the Cloud Native Team at ng-voice, making sure our entire solution runs on the cloud as well as improving our software’s life cycle through our CI/CD pipeline.
People & Organization Lead
Joining us from the U.S. where she served as Director of Compliance at American University, she was in charge of ensuring that these talented athletes have a well-rounded experience to achieve athletic and academic excellence. Now, she uses her unique teamwork & community-focused approach to turn ng-voice into a “hybrid remote” company while keeping an environment of trust and free thought exchange.
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.
Head of Support
With extensive experience of 18 years managing departments of 170+ Audio & Web Conferencing Operators, Engineers, and Database experts based in EMEA, APAC, and US regions, offering quality service and support all over the globe. Emanuel built the Support & Delivery Team to provide support to our customers.
Head of Marketing
Deployment & Delivery Lead
With his 20+ years of international experience in the Telecom Industry, leading business development at a Tier 1 vendor, he joined ng-voice and makes sure that we deliver our solutions to our customers with excellence during the continuous growth of ng-voice.
Software Development Lead
With 15+ years of experience working in the Telco Industry in Development, Quality Assurance, and Operation roles, and extensive experience in Kamailio and OpenSIPS, Andrii leads the software development team in implementing and optimizing our IMS deployments in VoLTE networks.
Software Development Lead
After being part of the team developing a 5G Core for a live R&D testbed at the Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute, she brought her expertise in EPC and 5G to ng-voice and is now getting our fully cloud-native IMS Core 5G-ready.
Mohan Prasath Marimuthu
Quality Assurance Lead
With 11+ years of experience in QA positions and extensive knowledge in VoIP, SIP, IMS and programming languages, he leads the Quality Assurance team guaranteeing the stability and reliability of our solution.
Talent Acquisition Lead
Having more than 6 years in recruitment and talent acquisition with a focus on full-cycle recruiting, employer branding, sourcing, training creation and people support, she leads the Talent Acquisition team ensuring we are bringing and growing the best talent.
Business Operations Manager
Joining us from McKinsey and with extensive experience in consulting, Niklas manages the Business Operations team to ensure the core operations of the company run smoothly.
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