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Short Take: Cisco leads market in dial-up Net connectivity technology

The market for technology that connects users to the Internet through dial-up modems grew to $1.25 billion in the first half of this year, a 45-percent increase from the same period a year ago, according to a new Cahners In-Stat study. Internet service providers (ISPs) use "access concentrators" to connect dial-up users to the Net. For the first half of this year, Cisco claimed 32 percent of the access concentrator market, 3Com held 27 percent, and Ascend Communications, now owned by Lucent Technologies, claimed 26.8 percent.

The market for technology that connects users to the Internet through dial-up modems grew to $1.25 billion in the first half of this year, a 45-percent increase from the same period a year ago, according to a new Cahners In-Stat study. Internet service providers (ISPs) use "access concentrators" to connect dial-up users to the Net. For the first half of this year, Cisco claimed 32 percent of the access concentrator market, 3Com held 27 percent, and Ascend Communications, now owned by Lucent Technologies, claimed 26.8 percent.