A long-distance telephone company such as AT&T, MCI, or Sprint.
Common carrier providing communications channels between local telephone companies (LECs or local exchange carriers). Also known as long distance carriers, such as AT&T, MCI, Sprint, WilTel, etc.
Very much a US term, an IXC is a long distance telecommunications provider that offers a range of circuit-switched, packet-switched, leased line, and enhanced communications services; any company that provides communications services between exchanges on a long haul basis. In Europe, Asia, and other nations around the world, the local telco also serves as the major IXC in the country. See Telco.
Provider of long-distance service.
A long distance telephone company linking separate local exchanges.
A company that owns its own transmission facilities and provides telecommunications services between exchanges that are not in the same toll-free calling area.
Long distance carriers. Contrast with local exchange carrier (LEC).
A company that provides long-distance service.
A company which carries over its own or leased lines long distance telecommunication messages between local exchanges or toll, rather than within local exchanges.
Long-haul long distance carriers. IXCs include all facilities- based inter-LATA (long distance) carriers.
A common carrier for handling traffic between LATA's. Although a carrier may carry intraLATA calls, the term interexchange carrier us usually associated with interLATA calls.
(IEC or IXC) A company that provides inter-LATA (Local Exchange Carrier) telecommunications services, like AT&T, MCI, and US Sprint. Access to these services can be provided through DDS dedicated channels, T1.5 dedicated access channels, or digital switched access (DSA) channels.
telecommunications providers that provide service between local service areas.
Synonymous in common usage with "long-distance carrier", an interexchange carrier (IXC) is a telephone company that provides connections between local exchanges in different geographic areas. Under the federal Telecommunications Act, an IXC carries communications traffic across LATA boundaries. BOCs, at this time, are only permitted to carry communications within LATA boundaries.
A long distance service provider. The term derives from local markets being divided into subgroups, termed local exchanges. Calls between local exchanges are interexchange calls and are carried by interexchange carriers.