QSC, NetCologne to cooperate on Open Access platform

23 May 2012

German voice, data and ICT services provider QS Communications (QSC) and regional telecoms operator NetCologne have agreed to cooperate on an Open Access platform, thereby widening the availability of NetCologne’s network to customers. QSC claims to be the first provider in Germany to operate an Open Access platform, which unites a wide range of broadband technologies to offer national and international site networking, including managed services. The partnership with NetCologne will be based on QSC’s own next generation network (NGN), which allows the firm to link NetCologne’s infrastructure in the Cologne/Bonn to networks utilising other technologies. QSC will then be able to offer these connections to its own wholesale partners, internet service providers (ISPs), carriers and resale partners for marketing purposes. ‘With wholesale agreements like this one with QSC, in the future, customers who source their telecom services from national network operators will likewise be able to benefit from NetCologne’s ultra modern network and its excellent services,’ noted NetCologne’s managing director Dr Hans Konle, adding: ‘In addition, the more widespread use of the infrastructure will make its expansion profitable more quickly because better use will be made of the network capacities.’

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