IXC COMMUNICATIONS INC
424B3, 1998-02-13
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIOTELEPHONE)
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Prospectus Supplement No. 8                    Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) 
dated February 13, 1998                              Registration No. 333-33421
(to Prospectus dated August 28, 1997)


                            IXC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
        1,400,000 SHARES OF 7-1/4% CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK DUE 2007
  (LIQUIDATION PREFERENCE $100 PER SHARE) AND THE SHARES OF COMMON STOCK INTO
         WHICH THE PREFERRED STOCK IS CONVERTIBLE AND 97,481 ADDITIONAL
                             SHARES OF COMMON STOCK


        This Prospectus Supplement supplements information contained in that
certain Prospectus dated August 28, 1997, as supplemented by Prospectus
Supplement No. 1 dated September 10, 1997, Prospectus Supplement No. 2 dated
September 24, 1997, Prospectus Supplement No. 3 dated October 7, 1997,
Prospectus Supplement No. 4 dated November 12, 1997, Prospectus Supplement No. 5
dated December 19, 1997, Prospectus Supplement No. 6 dated January 13, 1998
and Prospectus Supplement No. 7 dated February 6, 1998 (collectively, the
"Prospectus") relating to the offer and sale by (i) the Convertible Preferred
Selling Holders of (a) up to 1,400,000 shares of 7-1/4% Junior Convertible
Preferred Stock Due 2007, par value $0.01 per share (the "Convertible Preferred
Stock"), of IXC Communications, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company") and
(b) the shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Common Stock")
of the Company (including any shares of Common Stock resulting from an
adjustment to the conversion price of the Convertible Preferred Stock pursuant
to the antidilution provisions of the Certificate of Designation governing the
Convertible Preferred Stock) issuable upon conversion thereof and (ii) the
Telecom One Selling Holders of 97,481 shares of Common Stock. This Prospectus
Supplement is not complete without, and may not be delivered or utilized except
in connection with, the Prospectus. Capitalized terms used herein but not
defined have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Prospectus.

        The following table supplements the information set forth in the
Prospectus under the heading "Selling Holders -- Convertible Preferred Selling
Holders" with respect to certain Convertible Preferred Selling Holders and the
number of shares of Convertible Preferred Stock beneficially owned by such
Convertible Preferred Selling Holders that may be offered and sold pursuant to
the Prospectus, as supplemented, to add the following Convertible Preferred
Selling Holders to the table set forth in the Prospectus:

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                NUMBER OF SHARES OF CONVERTIBLE
    CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED SELLING HOLDERS                PREFERRED STOCK
- ---------------------------------------------   -------------------------------
<S>                                              <C>
Forum Capital Markets LP. ..............................................  2,000
Forest Global Convertible Fd Series A5..................................  5,497
Forest Alternative Strategies Fd II LP 2A5M.............................    101
Forest Alternative Strategies Fd II LP 2A5I.............................  1,018
Forest Alternative Strategies Fd II LP 1A5F.............................  4,479
LLT Limited.............................................................    101

</TABLE>

        Because the Convertible Preferred Selling Holders listed above and in
the Prospectus under the caption "Selling Holders -- Convertible Preferred
Selling Holders" may, pursuant to the Prospectus, as supplemented, offer all or
some portion of the Convertible Preferred Stock, no estimate can be given as to
the amount of Convertible Preferred Stock that will be held by the Convertible
Preferred Selling Holders upon termination of any such sales.

         Furthermore, the Convertible Preferred Selling Holders identified in
the table set forth in the Prospectus under the caption "Selling Holders" in the
Prospectus may have sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of all or a portion
of their Convertible Preferred Stock or Common Stock since the date on which
they provided the Company with information regarding their Convertible Preferred
Stock or Common Stock, and the Company has not made any independent inquiries as
to the foregoing.

        Unless otherwise noted, all information provided in this Prospectus
Supplement is as of February 13, 1998.



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