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IXC

IntereXchange Carrier

IXC

(1) (IntereXchange Carrier) An organization that provides interstate (long distance) communications services within the U.S., which includes AT&T, MCI, Sprint and more than 700 others. See LATA.

(2) (IXC Communications Inc., Austin, TX, www.ixc-comm.com) A wholesale telecommunications provider that offers private line, long-distance, frame relay and ATM services over its nationwide fiber-optic network. IXC is an IXC. In 1999, the company merged with Cincinnati Bell Inc. and renamed itself BroadWing, Inc.


IXCs and LATAs
If an IXC does not have a point of presence (POP) in sending and receiving LATAs, it has to hand off the call to another IXC. For example, in the illustration above, if IXC 1 receives a call from LEC 2 destined for LEC 3, it has to hand off the call to IXC 2.










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IXC UK was found to be most successful in the rapid growth of its network over the period.
IXC currently maintains a nationwide sales force who will seek distribution agreements with Internet Service Providers and major websites for ZeroPlus.
Fleming was involved in the merger of IXC with Broadwing Inc.
For Electric Lightwave, the combination of acquiring fiber and leasing capacity from IXC greatly expands its network reach, enables the company to more fully penetrate the Central and Eastern parts of the country and strengthens its position as a Tier One Internet Provider.
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daVinci SCP's unique capability of interfacing to multiple switch vendors provides a single point of control for IXC's coast-to-coast switching network," said David Lampman, director of Advanced Product Development for IXC Communications.
Under terms of the alliance, IXC will acquire a 13% ownership position in DCI, and DCI will be granted five-year leases to utilize specified IXC facilities to support its expanding long-distance and prepaid phone card business.
GIC is quickly growing into its business plan, and IXC status is a notable milestone in the implementation of that plan," said Rich Huetteman, President and CEO of Global Internet Communications, Inc.
Using Nortel's MOR System plus Dense-Wavelength Division Multiplexing (D-WDM), IXC will be deploying the world's most popular high-capacity optical networking solution.
Broadwing issued 1,058,380 7 1/4% preferred shares in November 1999 in exchange for similar preferred shares of IXC Communications, Inc.
AUSTIN, Texas, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- IXC Communications, Inc.