QS Communications (QSC) has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Munich-based regional operator M-Net regarding its open access platform – a network, process and service hub for providers and consumers of next generation access (NGA). Founded in 1996, M-Net provides telecoms services to large areas of Bavaria and the city of Ulm over its fibre-based networks. Through its cooperation with QSC, M-Net will be able to open up its fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) infrastructure to other providers, and 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. 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 firm has previously signed similar open access agreements with the likes of Regensburg-based R-KOM, NetCologne, wilhelm.tel, Leipzig-based HL komm and Stadtwerke Herne.