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CLEC

(Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) An organization offering local telephone service that is not one of the traditional telephone companies. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 allowed competition to the incumbent telcos (ILECs), enabling new companies (CLECs) to offer voice and data services via both landline and wireless delivery. Many specialize in one type such as fixed wireless or DSL, while others offer a range of services. Although the ILECs were required to offer their facilities and last-mile transport to the CLECs at a fair cost, many did not make the process simple or expedient.

Although most CLECs are established as a telecommunications service organization, any large company, university or city government has the option of becoming a CLEC and supplying its own employees with telephone service at reduced cost. It must have a telephone switch, satisfy state regulations, pay significant filing fees and also make its services available to outside customers. See ILEC, BLEC, ELEC and TELRIC.




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in Charlotte, NC, where he successfully led the sales efforts of a start-up CLEC for the last four years.
Behind the scenes, the carrier-to-carrier dance between the CLEC and the ILEC is equally complex.
A combination of in-region ILEC and out-of-region CLEC operations using the same platform will yield operational efficiencies as well.
The CLEC Report 2000(TM) projects that as more and more CLECs deploy DSL and other data services, the industry's growth will remain high.
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The CLEC market has doubled in size every year since passage of the Telecommunications Act, creating a major challenge for those who need to keep pace with established players, locate new entrants, and track the explosive growth of the industry," said Craig Clausen, NPRG Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
This edition of the CLEC Report(TM) focuses on 56 traditionally voice-focused; facilities based CLECs, as well as another 13 that could attain facilities-based status in the next 24 months.
TMNG's CLEC Planner can be used by CLECs to make resale versus facility- based decisions, determine transition plans, make market entry decisions, identify profitable target markets, develop resource plans that align with revenue forecasts, and analyze pricing strategy impacts," said Peter D'Agostino, TMNG Principal and Vice President, Network Consulting.
One of a growing number of IOCs deploying a FTTH network, Grand Mound has begun implementing the network in sections within its CLEC territory and plans to continue expanding the FTTH area to include a large portion of its customer base.
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Furthermore, as a licensed carrier, the Company is considered a preferred partner for other existing small and medium ISP's, who cannot qualify for CLEC status, thereby greatly increasing the revenue base of the Company.
The CLEC has completed the deployment of the EAGLE 5 SAS and will install Tekelec's next-generation switch and application server in a "cap and grow" deployment over its legacy equipment by the end of the second quarter of 2005 to further support its transition to VoIP.