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2015-04-02

Aspera, Inc.: Telstra and Aspera Team Up to Bolster Telstra's Digital Video Network (DVN) With High-speed File Transfers & File Sharing

Leading Australian Telecommunications Company Selects Aspera's Patented FASP
Technology to Enable Secure, High Performance File Sharing for Its Broadcast
and Media Customers

ARMONK, N.Y., April 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBM today announced
thatTelstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, has
partnered withAspera, an IBM Company to deliver a jointly-built Media
networking solution with global reach that aims to facilitate video
contribution and distribution enabling acceleration and simplification of
content workflow in support of the Multi-platform needs of broadcast and
media organizations.

In response to increasing demand for high quality, low latency, highly
available media content, the new Telstra Digital Video Network (DVN) supports
an increased range of media content formats and access requirements
including: Linear Video [4K, HD, SD, ASI, IP], File based media content,
Media Data&Itinerant pay-per-use services. Telstra DVN now provides
additional value to customers by integrating Aspera into the solution,
enabling customers to achieve secure, high performance and reliable media
file transfers within their environments, within the Telstra DVN Media
Community and to anywhere in the world.

This groundbreaking convergence of technologies will provide unique benefits
to an extensive customer base and support a wide variety of use cases,
including ad hoc field-based contributions, inter-studio video sharing,
inter-company content sharing and automated file-based workflow processes.
The solution will help organizations manage their real-time and non-real-time
video and workflow requirements.

Aspera will be deployed within a Telstra hosting environment based in
Australia and will be available in two editions of the Managed File Transfer
application: (i) Web Edition; which offers a user interface designed for
transfer and sharing of large files and directories, enabling user-to-user
file transfers in a multi-tenanted environment; and the upcoming (ii) Server
Edition, which offers a deeper workflow integration and supports advanced
automated workflow tasks such as encoding, transcoding, watermarking and
content verification.

Boyd Faulkes, Director of Industry Solutions for Telstra Global Products and
Solutions, said the partnership between the two powerful brands will provide
the domestic Media&Entertainment market with a distinctive value proposition.

"Aspera is already a leading technology used in the media community. Together
with DVN's high bandwidth connectivity and unmatched national footprint, it
provides a highly compelling capability," Faulkes said.

"The technical and business synergies between Telstra and Aspera enables
customers in the media community to take advantage of Telstra's
infrastructure and its interconnected media community combined with Aspera's
high performance file transfer and workflow automation capabilities," said
John Wastcoat, Vice President of Business Development at Aspera.

About Aspera

Aspera, an IBM company, is the creator of next-generation transport
technologies that move the world's data at maximum speed regardless of file
size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented, Emmy®
award-winning FASP(TM) protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing
infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer
experience. Aspera's core technology delivers unprecedented control over
bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Organizations
across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for
the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please
visithttp://www.asperasoft.comand follow us on Twitter@asperasoftfor more
information.

CONTACT: Louise Wells
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Aspera's PR agency
aspera@rlyl.com
+44 (0)20 7403 8878

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Aspera, Inc. via Globenewswire

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