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Microsoft has teamed up with Net services business NTT Communications to create a broadband Internet channel for the Xbox.

Trials of online gaming services using broadband high-speed connections will begin this year and online services are set to be launched in 2002, Robert Bach, MS' Xbox officer, told Reuters.

Microsoft will initially be able to offer services using NTT Communications' ADSL service. But the two firms are also investigating using faster fibre-optic connections. ®

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