Who we are &
where we come from

of iconec

How a meeting in Australia set the ball rolling. An insight into the founding and evolution of iconec ...

Idea in Australia –
Launch in Germany

Olav Liebing, Thomas Neukam, and Matthias Goltz are the three founders of iconec. Each of them bring years of expertise from their work in telecommunications corporations. In 2002, Thomas and Olav meet during a business trip in Australia and quickly realize: the telecommunications industry urgently needs customer-oriented and cost-efficient services.

The idea for iconec was born. With Siemens as its first client, iconec was able to demonstrate its strengths right from the beginning: customer focus, flexibility, cost efficiency, and the highest quality. Back then, they were involved in 3G system tests and system integration tests.

Within just two years, the iconec team grew to 35 employees. Major clients such as Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, Nokia, and E-Plus followed in the early 2000s. With in-house projects like the 5G campus network lab, launched in 2022, iconec continues to evolve and is poised for growth in the future.

As a provider of network and telecommunications solutions, iconec operates throughout the entire DACH countries (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and has its own location in Timisoara, Romania. Today, iconec is already a technology partner of Telefonica and Telekom, and plans to collaborate with all major network operators in the future.  

The iconec chronicle


Foundation of iconec


Opening of project office
in Schwabach


Opening of project office
in Berlin / Frankfurt


Opening of project office
in Hamburg / Stuttgart


Start of in-company training


New locations
in Nürnberg


Opening of project office
in Timisoara (Rumänien)


Under the umbrella
of the ALTEN Group


350+ employees

Thomas Neukam


Matthias Goltz


Olav Liebing


We are iconec

Franz Spagl


Marcus Thurand


Johannes Gleis

Client Partner Business Development

Timea Nagy

Head of HR

Désirée Branston

Head of Business Management

Renan Baloglu

Head of Marketing

Daniel Herrmann

Head of Controlling

Florian Schmilinsky


Our Partners

iconec campus networks
Private 5G campus networks for corporations and SMEs as a solution for demanding Industry 4.0 or IoT infrastructures.
A company of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and a leading provider of private mobile network technology.
expond GmbH
At expond, highly qualified experts such as engineers, technicians, or specialists are directly placed within industrial companies or provided on a temporary employment basis.

Social commitment

For 20 years, Sternstunden has taken responsibility for diseased, disabled, and children in need – in Bavaria, in Germany, and worldwide.
Lebenshilfe sees itself as a self-help organization, an independent and charitable association for people with mental disabilities and their families.
Menschen für Menschen
“Menschen für Menschen” aims to initiate lasting and sustainable changes. To achieve this, the aid organization relies on the principle of integrated rural development projects.
Deutsche Aids-Hilfe
At the center of the work are people and their health. Structural prevention and health promotion in the area of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are carried out for groups particularly threatened and affected by these diseases.


Der Mittelstand. BVMW
Federal Association of Small and Medium-sized Businesses, Entrepreneur Association of Germany.
Association of Interests of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Free Profession.