News Burst: BT lays plans to network your home

US startup Home Wireless Networks is supplying BT with the necessary technology to turn its vision of "interactive homes" into a reality.

The products combine the features of increasingly prevalent digital phone systems with the functionality of wireless LANs. BT will launch 2-line and 3-line systems using wireless smart handsets, wireless phone sockets and wireless data sockets. These systems will be DECT-and 802.11-compliant and are intended to complement BT's wide-area services, including ISDN and ADSL offerings.

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