An organization that provides interstate (long distance) communications services within the United States, which includes AT&T, MCI WorldCom, Sprint and more than 700 others. 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 if IXC 1 receives a call from LEC 2 destined for LEC 3, it has to hand off the call to IXC 2.
a telephone company such as AT&T, Sprint, or MCI that carries long distance calls. The IXCs are authorized by the FCC to carry interLATA, interstate traffic and can be authorized by state PUCs to carry interLATA, intrastate traffic. Also known as Long Distance Carriers.
A common carrier that provides services to the public between local exchanges on an intra- or inter-LATA basis in compliance with local or federal regulatory requirements. It is not an end user of the services provided.
InterExchange Carrier (IXC) is the generic name for long distance phone companies in the United States. AT&T is the largest IXC, controlling more than 50 per cent of the market. MCI/WorldCom and Sprint are the second and third largest IXCs. Most of these carriers offer a full spectrum of telephone, data and Internet services to their customers as well as reselling them to other carriers and resellers.
Inter-exchange carriers (IXC) are telephone companies that provide connections from local exchanges in one geographic region to local exchanges in different areas. AN/WAN - A Local Area Network (LAN) is a group of computers and related devices that are connected to each other so that information can be easily accessed on all computers. Computers in a LAN generally share a single processor or server and are found in smaller, localized areas (such as one floor of an office building). A Wide Area Network (WAN) is very similar to a LAN except that it is dispersed over a much larger geographical area. Because it is spread over a larger area, it requires telecommunication technology to make the connection possible.
(Interexchange Carrier) - A common carrier that only carries traffic between Telco and does not offer direct subscriber connections. The accurate name for long distance companies ( i.e. MCI, AT&T, Sprint, etc. are IXC's)
An IXC (interexchange carrier) is a telephone company that provides connections between local exchanges in different geographic areas. IXCs provide interLATA service as described in the Telecommunication ACT of 1996. They're commonly referred to as simply "long-distance carriers." IXCs include AT&T, MCI, Sprint, and others. Back to kilobits per second (kbps) Measurement of digital bandwidth where one kbps equals one thousand bits per second. For example, 64 kbps = 64,000 bps. The higher the number, the faster the transmission speed.