Re: FW: Nonstandard 56Kbps modem activity stirs controversy

CobraBoy (
Mon, 17 Feb 1997 12:27:35 -0800

At 11:29 AM 2/17/97 -0800, Joe Barrera wrote:
>Nonstandard 56Kbps modem activity stirs controversy
>Peace-talk efforts troubled by vendor politics

> "Everyone in the industry is using [K56Flex] except for U.S.
>Robotics," Hayes said.
> Adding fuel to the fire, Motorola late last week filed a lawsuit
>against U.S. Robotics. In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in
>Boston, Motorola said U.S. Robotics infringed on patents on parts of
>Motorola's technologies found in the V.34 standard.
> The suit also could apply to parts of U.S. Robotics 56Kbps
>technologies that may use V.34 as the upstream signaling method.
> Obviously, lawsuits are not going to help companies agree on
>technology standards. But such agreements remain vital to broad acceptance
>of 56Kbps modem technologies and support from major ISPs.
> "We will wait until all suppliers agree, and as soon as that happens,
>we will implement [56Kbps]," said Alan Taffel, vice president of marketing at
>Uunet Technologies, in Fairfax, Va.

also hayes will upgrade *ANY* modem to K56Flex for $99.99, I pulled my old
AT7T 14.4. out of storage....



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