Telstra and IBM Aspera team up for global media file collaboration
By: Fergal Ringrose
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:29 pm

Australian telecommunications and technology company Telstra has selected IBM Aspera to deliver fast and secure media file transfer capability for Telstra Global Media Network (GMN) over the internet powered by Aspera Files. GMN combines Telstra’s high-capacity submarine fibre cable network with access to four teleports and over 40 satellites covering strategic media hubs across Asia, Europe, the United States and Australia. As an alternative to traditional media delivery, GMN utilises the power and performance of Aspera Files to share and exchange content of any size, from any connected location, with anyone.

Telstra GMN was developed in response to rapid growth of video on-demand consumption, providing customers with support for a broad range of media content formats, resolutions and access requirements including live stream and file based media. Using the joint solution by Telstra and Aspera, GMN customers can quickly and reliably share content around the world – whether it’s a broadcaster wanting to source a timely critical sports event, or content producers delivering a television program between production facilities.

Telstra’s GMN is supported by satellite and fiber infrastructure on a fully redundant low latency network coupled with 24×7 international monitoring, support and management from Master Control Rooms in Sydney and Hong Kong ensuring timely delivery of digital assets to meet the most stringent production deadlines.

The deep API-based integration of the multi-tenant Aspera Files SaaS platform provides a comprehensive file sharing and delivery solution that is immediately available and can be accessed and redirected from the Telstra GMN online portal. Via Telstra’s GMN online portal customers can schedule services from their preferred location, with a choice of different performance and management levels. Customers are also able to select additional services including media file transfer via Aspera Files and record to file functionality which records live feeds and saves content to digital files to be sent via media file transfer to customers.