New analog modem standard on the horizon
The modem is dead - long live the modem, because the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has now published the first details on the upcoming Modem Standard V.92. Accordingly, with V.92 the upstream speed, ie the data rate from surfer towards the provider, is increased from a maximum of 33.6 (V90) to 48 kBit per second.
The downstream speed is currently 56 kBit per second However, seconds after the V.90 standard are retained in V.92. You want to accelerate the connection establishment as well as the possibility to put the modem 'on hold' when there is an incoming call. We are also working on a few other protocols, e.g. to minimize interference between the modems (V.59). In addition, a new compression method (V.44) is under discussion, with which the data can be compressed approx. 25% better. All in all, it is hoped that the combination of all these methods will achieve download rates of up to 300 kBit per second.