Bloxtel helps solve the world's persistent connectivity gap problem.
Infrastructure Cost and Return on Investment requirements slow down global rollouts of 5G mobile networks, keeping over 2.6 billion people and over 14 million organizations (including schools, hospitals, factories, farms, office buildings, etc.) either underconnected or completely unconnected to the mobile internet. The digital divide has significant negative economic impact, from remote villages in Africa or Asia to struggling farms in rural America or Europe. Reversely, increased connectivity penetration will lead to massive economic growth and drastically improve the lives of billions of people globally.

Our mission is to develop innovative building blocks that make high-quality connectivity more accessible and affordable to people and things in our planet. We firmly believe that bringing together blockchain and telecom technologies will help accomplish our mission and herald an exciting new 6G era by 2030.

Bloxtel's mission is aligned with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. We are a proud member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which is UN's specialized agency responsible for ICT matters, and the GSM Association (GSMA), which represents the interests of over 750 mobile network operators worldwide. We are also a member of the OnGo Alliance which supports the adoption of 5G solutions for the US 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).

Bloxtel is an industry thought leader, particularly for its expertise in bridging blockchain and telecommunications technologies.



Bloxtel is founded and led by former AT&T and Deutsche Telekom employees. Our founders were pioneers in the field of eSIM/iSIM technology. Our distributed product and engineering employees in 5+ countries combine world-class experts in blockchain, telecom and AI. Our early investors include Jim Pallotta’s Raptor Group / RW3 Ventures, 500 Global, Varys Capital, Monoceros Ventures and Side Door Ventures. Our strategic advisors consist of influential industry figures.

Izzo Wane

Co-Founder & CEO

As the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Izzo brings over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. He is responsible for the company’s vision, platform roadmap, day-to-day operations and strategic direction towards 6G. Prior to Bloxtel, Izzo has founded a few startups including Simless (acquired in 2018). Izzo has worked for AT&T as a product manager and for Philips (now NXP) as a software engineer. He holds over 40 patents and built software products deployed in over 100 million devices to date.

Karsten Ohme

Co-Founder & CTO

As the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Karsten brings over 17 years of experience in the IT and mobile industry. He is responsible for the company’s core technology implementation. Karsten was a co-founder of Simless and has worked as a technical architect at T-Systems (part of Deutsche Telekom). He is a contributor to the BouncyCastle project and is the creator of GPShell, a popular smart card management tool which was awarded for the Google Open Source Peer Bonus program in 2023.

Naga Akshinthala

VP Enterprise Solutions

Naga brings over 25 years of experience in the telecom industry. He previously worked for Dell and also consulted for Charter, helping launch their enterprise's private wireless solutions. He was a Senior Director at Huawei serving mobile operators in the US & Latin America. He has also worked for Cisco and Alcatel, handling channel partners and monetization strategies. Naga started his career as a Senior Technical Consultant at Lucent, productizing inventions for the first wave of telecom transformation plans for Bell Labs.


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