Aspera fasp-AIR uploader Application Can Triple the Speed of iPhone Uploads and Downloads

high-speed file transfer expert Aspera today unveiled its new mobile transport technology, fasp-AIR. This new product enables faster data transfer speeds for wireless networks. Fasp-AIR will allow Aspera customers to achieve high-speed file transfers over wireless networks through an all-new iPhone / iPad transfer app and provide opportunities for application developers to directly embed the technology.

Via Email from Marketing Director Francois Quereuil-

Some coverage about our upcoming fasp-AIR product was unfortunately slightly inaccurate. The app is not yet available in the [Apple App] store, and you would need an Aspera server to transfer to anyway. We are giving a preview of the technology to the Macworld audience and currently beta-testing with some of our existing customers.

The need for an Aspera server means that unless Aspera or a third party steps up to offer that as an open service then this accelerator is an enterprise application. ie. a company buys an Aspera server for employees in the field to have faster uploads and downloads.

Aspera website

fasp-AIR achieves significant performance improvements for upload and download speeds over 3G, LTE and 802.11 g/n. The first software technology of its kind, fasp-AIR transfers at bandwidth capacity and achieves 3G file transfer speeds on average three times faster than conventional HTTP. Transfers over 802.11 networks connected to long distance WANs, such as mobile clients downloading from distant servers, are 10-100X faster than traditional TCP transports.

Fasp-AIR is available for beta use via an uploader app for the iPhone that enables users to move content generated by the device (pictures and videos) to mobile-enabled Aspera servers and will be generally available in the first half of 2010

* Designed for 3G networks with high RTT (round trip time) and packet loss, fasp-AIR achieves on average three times the speed of regular TCP for today’s 3G networks, and utilizes the full bandwidth capacity.

* Applied to wireless WAN networks, fasp-AIR technology enables full utilization of the available bandwidth, regardless of delays, losses and network hops, achieving throughputs of 10 to 100 times the speed of TCP on double-band 802.11n over networks with high packet loss and demonstrating great resilience to low signal strength, achieving more than 10 times the speed of TCP on low-strength 802.11g/n.

* Aspera software is also designed to play well with other network traffic, alleviating bottlenecks on the already congested wireless networks and allowing content to be delivered with low-background trickle or high-priority foreground policies.