I was just at the 3Com website. They have two ADSL modems listed under the "HomeConnect" brand name: one with Alcatel chipset (internal modem) and one with ADI chipset (external). The internal does not comply with many of the standards, including G.Lite, but the external one does.
Also, their one router listed contains an ADI chipset. But I doubt if Bell Atlantic is using it.
Regarding 3Com paying royalties: if they are shipping ADI chipsets then they *buy* them from ADI. ADI in turn pays a royalty to Aware.
In other words..just because 3COM builds a product with an ADI chip doesn't necessarily mean that revenue immediately flows back to Aware...All Retail products are subject to being brought back...because they don't work...not sure exactly what CompUSA rules will be for this product...but if you notice this product may or may not work depending on your location.
(It is written in fine print on Website)
Bell Atlantic says they will notify you in 7 days whether they can or cannot hook you up.
The $200 modem may or may Not work...then Sale is subject to call back....do you think a royalty will be paid....I am not sure & Aware nor ADI seem to want to discuss the terms.....
Getting Bell Atlantic Dsl service is a snap. You simply go online at bellatlantic.com/infospeed and type in your phone number. The response is immediate. If you qualify, someone will call you the next day. Install within 2 weeks. Dsl service is a reality and increasing every day. Look at the stock prices of companies like NTPA, a company for Dsl and the web. Whether AWRE is a good stock is another story. Earning will tell the story.
another very risky aspect of G.Lite is that by the time it is ready for the prime time in a couple of years, full rate T1.413 ADSL will have established market position and presence to the point that G.Lite may become essentially irrelevant. As far as the assertion that it will work without a splitter, first of all it is false, microfilters to every phone in the house will be required anyway (you can not have too many phones in the house by the way, 3 or 4 max or you are screwed both ways: with and without microfilters), second of all, it is not clear if installation of the splitter by a telco is really such a big deal. It is really one time shot. You get it once and that is all. Then you can get in many cases up to 6 megabits per sec downstream with full rate ADSL instead of 1.5 megabits per sec (maximum downstream) with G.Lite telcos will be soon installing splitters in all new homes anyway.
Many of you may not realize it, but in reality G.Lite implementation is much more complex then full rate T1.413. Up to date, progress in T1.413 implementation is huge compared to G.Lite. In other words, from time to market prospective T1.413 is almost there and G.Lite has at least several years to go. This is huge time to market advantage.
Another high risk aspect of G.Lite is that telcos do not
really understand how to market it. They are afraid of problems and complaints related to abcense of telco-installed splitter.
If the scenario I described above comes true, at that point AWRE is out of business alltogether. No revenues for them. All goes to TI, 3com, Alcatel, Pairgain, Efficient Networks etc. In other words, silicon manufacturers an integrators. Royalties will be paid to a few big companies like TI and possibly Alcatel.
So, people you have got something to think about if you want to invest in ADSL business. Trust me, making money off of DSL is not a simple project.
3 COM & TUT SYSTEMS participating in selected trial which features one 3COM modem the Alcatel one being tried against the ADI/AWRE one....
The trial which is of limited duration 6 weeks and involves 160 homes will probably decide the future of Awre Products with Home Networking applications between Bell Atlantic and 3COM.
The Interoberability issue with DSLAM's is quite possibly the reason that 3COM makes two different types of ADSL Modems. Just like Many other manufactures have taken this road...Efficient,Globespan,CISCO, Lucent to name a few.