inter-exchange carrier


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inter-exchange carrier

(communications)
(IXC) A company allowed to handle long-distance calls following the break-up of the Bell system in the US by anti-trust regulators.

Local Exchange Carriers (LEC) are not allowed to handle long-distance traffic and Inter Exchange carriers are not allowed to handle local calls.
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(CTI), founded in 1982 and based in York, Pennsylvania, is a leading inter-exchange carrier and competitive local exchange carrier providing retail and wholesale long distance, local exchange, Internet, wireless and private line services.
proposer shall be responsible for coordinating successful assignment to an inter-exchange carrier (IXC) and shall be responsible for insuring that the selected IXC
The robustness of its backbone is predicated on all the non-dense WDM that this IEC (inter-exchange carrier) has placed in service over the past few years.
But the biggest challenge cable service providers face is not their competitors in the long distance or inter-exchange carrier (IXC) market.
An inter-exchange carrier already has signed on to become CIENA's first Metro One customer, deploying systems across European city networks.

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