Telstra expands global media network in the Americas

11 April 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Telstra Broadcast Services announced the expansion of its Global Media Network (GMN) by adding new partners in the Americas and Europe.

The expansion brings Telstra’s network of partners to thirteen, partnering Telstra’s GMN with its first Latin American partner, Gold Data as well as Zayo Group and Norkring, a division of Telenor that provides broadcast and connectivity services in the Nordics.

“This expansion is part of our strategy to grow our capability in the Americas, and continue to add key markets in Europe,” said Andreas Eriksson, acting head of Telstra Broadcast Services. “Our new partners will make the GMN alliance even stronger and enable our customers to expand into new markets as well as bring international content back to home audiences.”

The GMN uses Telstra’s existing global infrastructure, which includes fibre cable networks, data centres and cloud platforms combined with the networks, media assets and broadcast operations of its partners.  

“We are very happy to be part of Telstra’s GMN,” Renato Tradardi, CEO of Gold Data. “We will share our fibre optic network and venues reaching Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, to promote live events and bring together more countries through the magic of live sports.”

It also powers the delivery of SD, HD and UHD services across the globe and embeds native connection with satellites and teleports to close to 2,500+ end points in major, regional and hard-to-reach locations, including over 1000 media and sports customers and 1500 sports and entertainment venues.

‘’Our partnership with Telstra GMN will provide its customers with the benefits of our extensive, high-performance fibre network in North America and Europe’’ said Tyler Coates, senior vice president, Zayo. ‘’We look forward to working together to offer unparalleled bandwidth, access and broadcast capabilities to high impact companies within sports and entertainment.”

The new partners join a growing Telstra GMN partner alliance that includes The Switch, AT+T, TDF Group, NEP Connect, MTI Teleport Munchen, GlobalConnect, Nexion, Softbank, PCCW and China Unicom, that covers the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

“This agreement gives Norkring new dimensions in the Sports and Media industry and gives us the opportunity to expand our services to existing and new customers,” added Ingvild Larner, CMO of Norkring.