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competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC)

A Competitive Local Exchange Carrier

(CLEC) is a competitive local exchange carrier for telephone services that competes with other or incumbent telephone carriers. Unlike Incumbent Local Exchange Car riers (ILECs), which are the incumbent carriers that often dominate the market, Competitive Local Exchange Carriers are new carriers that enter the market. The CLEC designation clearly separates new and incumbent carriers.

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Englisch: competitive local exchange carrier - CLEC
Updated at: 24.09.2008
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