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Broadband solutions firm Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment (ASSIA) has reached an agreement with BT over settlement terms to end a long-running dispute over patent infringement.

The row involved litigation dating back to 2011, with the latest settlement ensuring that both parties will cross-licence portions of their patent portfolios.

ASSI currently has more than 250 issued patents, as well as another 250 applications in process in the field of broadband optimisation.

Meanwhile, as of March 2015, BT currently boasts a global portfolio of more than 4,500 patents and applications, many of which cover a variety of technologies, including Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) and others.

ASSIA's Chairman and CEO John M. Cioffi said: “We are pleased that we have been able to resolve the issues with BT."

BT's Managing Director of Service Strategy & Operations, Mike Galvin, added: “Both BT and ASSIA are pleased to end this long running dispute to the mutual satisfaction of both parties."

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