Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has selected Hughes Communications India to deploy and manage a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) across its 10,800-site retail network in a five-year contract valued at $12.5 million.
The HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution will power IOC’s retail automation and critical business processes, such as payment processing, daily price updates, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) software and network monitoring, with enterprise-grade connectivity, quality of service and 24×7 support throughout 28 states and seven union territories.
“Our experience supporting India’s retail petroleum industry equips us with the understanding, partnerships, and technical expertise to support IOC in achieving higher performance benchmarks across their network, leveraging best available 4G/LTE connectivity at each of the 10,000+ sites,” Shivaji Chatterjee, SVP & Enterprise Business Head, Hughes Communications, said.
Hughes Communications already connects over 25,000 retail petroleum outlets. Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL), Nayara Energy and Reliance-BP use Hughes technology to enable fast retail transactions, eliminate manual interference, and deliver accurate, real-time data across their operations nationwide.