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Roadblocks in the fast lane

The 56-kbps standard for modems is ratified, but problems remain. Meanwhile, Motorola sues two companies over software modems.

The 56-kbps standard for modems is ratified, but problems remain. Meanwhile, Motorola sues two companies over software modems.

V.90 modem standard approved
But industry analysts warn that damage from the lengthy standards battle which preceded this detente may be difficult to reverse.

Motorola sues two modem makers
Motorola alleges that software modem makers PCTel and AltoCom have infringed on its patents for analog modem technology.