Telstra Global Media Network with Aspera High-Speed File Sharing

Enabling secure, high-performance cloud file sharing and collaboration for broadcasters around the world


Media companies today need to share live and file-based content with global broadcasters, production teams and content contributors within increasingly shorter timelines. To meet this need, Telstra developed the Global Media Network (GMN), a content contribution platform built on top of world-class satellite and fiber networks with 24/7 support from Broadcast Operations Centers in Sydney and Hong Kong.

With Aspera Files APIs integrated into the GMN online portal, Telstra customers now have access to an instantly available, cloud-ready platform for sharing files over the internet at high-speed. The joint offering provides media companies with a broad range of capabilities for delivering content quickly and securely around the world.

Telstra's Global Infrastructure

Joint Feature Highlights:

  • Aspera Files SaaS, accessible within Telstra’s Global Media Network Portal, provides high-speed media content sharing anywhere in the world
  • Maximum transfer speeds and reliable delivery across global networks ensures tight production deadlines are met
  • Aspera's native integration with all major cloud storage environments provides long-term support for evolving cloud-based media workflows


Built to serve ever-evolving media workflows, the Telstra Global Media Network (GMN) provides a content distribution platform for live, linear and file-based content across worldwide media teams. Underlying Telstra’s GMN is a world-class fully redundant, low-latency submarine fiber cable network, with access to four teleports and over 40 satellites, capable of distributing broadcast quality content around the world. Coupled with 24x7 monitoring, support and management from Master Control Rooms in Sydney and Hong Kong, GMN customers can rest assured that their digital assets will be delivered within tight production timelines.

To improve file transfers over global internet connections, Telstra chose to embed Aspera Files SaaS within their online customer portal. The multi-tenant Aspera Files platform provides a secure, high-speed file sharing and delivery solution that is accessible by choosing the Aspera Media File Transfer option within the GMN portal. Customers can instantly provision a private, fully branded Aspera Workspace for sharing files with approved users over the internet at maximum speed.

Aspera’s native integration with all major cloud storage environments enables Telstra customers to scale out their storage as needed with seamless connectivity to the GMN platform. The Telstra network combined with the capabilities of Aspera Files provides customers in the media community with the highest quality application and infrastructure and a future-proof home for their most advanced media workflows.

Key Features


Reliable Global Content Distribution

  • Share large media files with teams anywhere in the world at maximum speed with the Aspera Media File Transfer option offered within Telstra’s Global Media Network platform
  • Telstra’s low-latency, highly-redundant global network and broad range of delivery services, including Aspera-powered transfers over the internet, ensures production timelines are met

Simplified Media Contribution

  • From within Telstra’s GMN, customers can instantly provision private, brandable Aspera-powered Workspaces for easy file sharing over the internet
  • Customers simply drag-and-drop files and folders to initiate transfers locally or between regions around the world with direct access to Telstra’s chosen storage
  • Through the Files APIs, client usage tracking is provided in a user friendly UI and fully integrated into a single bill

Flexibility to Meet Evolving Broadcast Needs

  • Support for new media workflows and scale-out storage with Aspera’s direct-to-cloud capabilities enabling data to move seamlessly across cloud storage and Telstra’s Global Media Network
  • Easily write live content to a file and distribute around the world in minutes with the ‘Record to File’ functionality powered by Aspera high-speed transfers

Software Requirements


Licensed customers of Telstra's GMN can sign up for Aspera Media File Transfer services via the Global Media Network Portal or alternatively via experienced Media Sales specialists at Telstra Broadcast Services.

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