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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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In just 18 months, IXC UK had identified more than 780 potential connections, of which nearly 250 were already under progression.
IXC not only helps clients find partners - we've been dubbed a technology dating agency - but the way in which it operates makes it "safe" for organisations to talk.
Mike Hield, chief executive of IXC, said: "Commercial sensitivity remains the biggest barrier to UK companies engaging in research-related partnerships but, as our network of skilled scientists operate under a strict code of ethics and confidentiality, we can guarantee organisations' safe access to the ideas and connections that will enable them to realise their commercial goals.
SanteraOne is a carrier-grade integrated voice and data switching solution delivering key applications such as full feature IXC Tandem, Class 4/5, PRI Offload, packet/cell switching and Voice over Broadband (VoB) services all on a single platform.
Also at SUPERCOMM 2002, Santera Systems will be showcasing the telecommunications industry's most compact IXC Tandem solution.
We're delighted to help this Tier 1 IXC provide a seamless and consistent web-based customer service solution to their business customers, while leveraging their investment in existing operations support systems," said Stephen Brucker, Cygent president and CEO.
He was also one of the founders and a principal of IXC Communications, where he was instrumental in IXC becoming the first exclusive carrier's carrier of digital broadband capacity.
Acterna, the new company formed by the May 23, 2000, merger of TTC and Wavetek Wandel Goltermann (WWG), announced today that it has joined the Cisco New World Ecosystem Partner Program as an Operational Support System/Business Support System (OSS/BSS) and Broadband Access member focusing on service fulfillment and service assurance for CLEC, ILEC and IXC customers.
Rose gained his vast knowledge in operations and engineering from his successful experiences in previous positions dealing with budgets and planning, network management, network engineering and design, and contract negotiations for such telecom entities as LDI, TotelTel USA, IXC Communications, West Coast Communications, Northern Telecom and MCI Telecommunications.