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3Com, USR merger could bring 56K modem peace

An interesting sideline to the 3Com/US Robotics merger could be a breakthrough in the 56kbps modem standards gridlock.
Written by Martin Veitch, Contributor

In the teleconference to announce the merger yesterday afternoon, spokesmen for the companies did not cover how they plan to progress. US Robotics is currently going solo with its X2 technology while 3Com is a backer of Rockwell/Lucent's Open 56K Consortium.

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