The Universal ADSL Working Group (UAWG), composed of leading PC industry, networking, and telecommunications companies, developed a set of contributions building on the present ANSI T1.413 standard intended to create quick deployment and adoption of G.lite ADSL. The UAWG's work complements recently announced, full-rate ADSL products and services. In addition, the group aims to accelerate both full-rate and G.lite ADSL deployments. The group foresees G.lite ADSL modems being a preferred PC modem technology by the year 2000.
This last sentence is what counts, but the article is mainly about ADI chipset being compatible with everybody else.
Also, modiey: Once you get above 1mps, a single user will not notice the difference in any more bandwith capacity. G.lite is a consumer product, it's not geared towards business. Why would a person pay through the nose for full rate DSL if there is no noticeable difference? Don't get me wrong, full rate DSL will be big, as will cable and fiber, but g.lite has huge potential also because it's the cheapest last mile solution to install and maintain. The great unwashed masses don't need 8mps, yet.
In order to supply streaming video on demand, a steady 7mps is needed. Yeah, we really don't need it as we currently use a modem but the commercialization of the product will come with all the features needed to raise our monthly bill! Classical capitalism.
I agree, but the market for streaming video on demand is quite a ways off. g.lite will be the first to market version of DSL for the consumer IMHO. Compaq's shipped 100,000 units already, Dell's not far behind, 3Com.., Creative Labs.., etc. I also think people will opt for downloading a video for playing at there leasure instead of watching real time also, ala Blockbuster. I don't think the market's dead before it rolls out and Aware is positioned well. They have the right clients. They are interoperable with everybody. They're not the end all it bandwith, but bandwith will only grow in stages as processor speed has, as far as the consumer is concerned.
But, I'm not awake yet. You may disregard anything I said.