Diamond Multimedia will launch a 112Kbits modem today which is set to put the cat amongst the 56K pigeons.
The product, according to US newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, uses two phone lines to achieve its speeds but the technology is likely to be adopted by other modem manufacturers.
However, the modems, which will be introduced under the Supra brand name and are number five in the US market, will not begin selling until the first quarter of next year.
US Robotics is expected to also announce a similar two phone line product at Comdex this year.
Meanwhile, the 56K standard still faces ratification from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). That meeting is not expected to take place until early next year and additional technology could well muddy the waters.
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