Voiceband Modem Standards Step Forward.

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The ITU agreed on three important new standards for voiceband modems in Edinburgh, Scottand, at a meeting of the ITU-T Working Party responsible for modem specifications. Building the now ubiquitous V.90 Recommendation for modems at data rates up to 56k bits, important enhancements been agreed in new Recommendation ITUT-T V. 92. The enhancements are: an increase of more than 40% in the maximum data rate towards the network to a new maximum of 48 kbit/s on the best connections; significantly quicker start-up times on recognized connections, and the ability-to put-the modem on hold when-the-network-indicates that an incoming call call is waiting.

These enhancements will...

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