Ethernet specialist Actelis Networks said it has raised the money to buy some the intellectual property, having to do with DSL acceleration, from a small company called Phylogy.

Phylogy has developed a DSL acceleration technology that Actelis has adopted and integrated into a new product line Actelis simultaneously announced.

The new line is a set of DSL loop extenders that phone companies can use as a cheaper alternative to installing remote DSLAMs to either improve the speed of service to remote subscribers, or to bring DSL to subscribers previously out of network reach.

Actelis Broadband Accelerators (BBAs) are support ADSL, ADSL2, and ADSL2+ standards. They add a third option between installing a remote DSLAM and the rarely economically practical measure of stringing fiber to a remote subscriber's home, the company explained.

Actelis CTO Ioannis Kanellakopoulos said, "field trials clearly prove that, when using an Actelis Broadband Accelerator, ADSL-based broadband coverage can be increased by more than 50 percent, with rates boosted by as much as 100 percent on typical loops, and more than 300 percent on very long loops. Moreover, thanks to the unique expertise of Actelis in the areas of crosstalk management and spectral compliance, these improvements are obtained without any noticeable impact on neighboring ADSL lines."

Actelis provided little information about the proposed acquisition. It said only that it has raised funding to acquire the intellectual property and all related rights of Phylogy's Triplestream product portfolio.

"The recent investment in further developing Actelis' broadband solutions for the residential market is another step forward in the company's continued growth strategy," said Vivek Ragavan, president and CEO of Actelis. "By further expanding our portfolio to include ADSL-based solutions for residential broadband services, we believe that Actelis is well positioned to be the clear worldwide leader in enabling broadband services over copper plant."