The industry's latest attempt to breathe life into traditional
modem technology giving boost to your busniess needs is a
standard known as V.92. V.92 attempts to improve on several
of the shortcomings of the current V.90 technology, promising
a lot of benefits like:
1. A noticeable improvement in speed
2. A much shorter connect time, greatly reducing modem "squawking
3. The ability to handle voice as well as data (i.e., coexistence
with call-waiting services)
4. The industry generally claims that V.92 modems can outperform
current modems by anywhere from 20% to 40%.
Overall planned for ratification in 2000, the V.92 modem
standard promises to squeeze extra performance and features
from traditional dial-up networking.
Modems, V.92, and You:
Even on a good connection with standard V.90 modem data transfer
rates struggle to reach 30 kbps. The new V.92 delivers 48
kbps download speed on the best connections. Getting the "best
connection" with a free dial
up service can be difficult, Until ISPs support V.92 on
their side. If they do not support then connecting a shiny
new V.92 at home won't do us much good. Hence, to bets dialup
connection you need to make sure that your ISP supports high
speed 56K V.92 modems.
Likewise, the problem of poor line quality can be rectified
by using V.92 modems. Currently most of the V.90 modem connects
with a V.90-capable ISP runs at a measly 26.4 kbps, and even
the fastest downloads rarely exceed that data rate. New 56K
V.92 modems can consistently overcome this limitation by getting
a speed of around 48k.
Earlier Modems seem doomed to fall short of our high expectations
for network performance. Compared to the speed at which we
surf the Net from corporate intranets, accessing the Internet
at home via dial-up has become almost unbearably slow. Also,
DSL and cable modem technology alleviates this bottleneck
for the fortunate ones who live within their service areas
and are willing to pay higher monthly fees. However, for the
dialup users V.92 Modems just might be the best hope for relief
in the near term.