BT has partnered with Aspera to offer a new subscription-based file transfer service.
BT Media Move, which will be delivered by BT’s Media and Broadcast arm, will allow users to send media files via a web portal based on Aspera’s Fasp technology.
BT said that when BT Media Move is used over the BT Nexus Network users will get transfer speeds up to 70-100 times faster than they could over the TCP (transmission protocol control) internet.
There won’t be any restrictions in file sizes or quantities a user can send or receive, while contract commitments will start at 5TB per year.
BT Media & Broadcast head of sales Jonathan Wing said: “The media industry wants to move on from lengthy transfer times and being stuck with files that are too big to email.
“They also have concerns about the security of their content when they send it from A to B, so BT Media Move offers a fully managed service that eliminates these problems.
“Producers will be able to update and send files within a matter of minutes, without the need to build onsite or cloud IT infrastructure of their own– allowing them to concentrate on what they do best, creating compelling content not staring at the clock waiting for a file to arrive.”
Fasp encrypts files so that they can be sent over the open internet or through BT’s Nexus and Global Media Networks.
Aspera chief executive and co-founder Michelle Munson added: “We are excited to announce this service in collaboration with BT, which will enable media producers to achieve the fastest transfer speeds while maintaining the security and reliability they demand.
“By combining the high-capacity Nexus network and premium services offered by BT with the unmatched performance of Aspera’s Fasp transfer technology, BT Media Move equips users with the tools and resources needed to collaborate with teams worldwide.”
The BT Media IP Nexus Network is currently available in London, Manchester, Bristol and Cardiff and can reach sites throughout the world as part of the BT Global Media Network.