Raising the competitive bar in the home networking market, 3Com and Microsoft today agreed to an alliance for networking products. In a market where demand is soon expected to explode, major players like Intel are also jockeying for position to garner a share in the nascent, but soon to be lucrative, market.
Home networking pact spurs rivals to act
news analysis Today's 3Com and Microsoft alliance will compel rivals, such as Intel, to counter with more comprehensive home networking plans of their own, analysts say.
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