Hughes signs contract with Indian oils cos IOCL, BPCL and HPCL

Hughes Communications India announced its deal with state-owned oil companies such as Indian Oil (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL).
Hughes broadband satelliteIOCL, BPCL and HPCL will each use the JUPITER system to upgrade network connectivity across 19,000 locations to increase speed of transactions, eliminate manual interference and deliver accurate, real-time data across the retail operations.

“Hughes technology and managed services will help the companies take control over applications such as monitoring of tank levels at petrol pump outlets, checking and reducing pilferage, and ensuring updated pricing across all retail outlets,” Partho Banerjee, president and managing director, Hughes India, said.

The managed network solution from Hughes includes deployment and management of the JUPITER System, including rental of VSATs. The JUPITER system brings wideband channels with DVB-S2X/ACM modulation, high-density gateways with lights-out operation, web acceleration/caching, advanced compression and hardware security.

Central management by Hughes will ensure connectivity and uptime with 24/7 support and monitoring. The system will enable data transfers, loyalty card administration, web-based applications and banking transactions, as well as remote viewing of outlets.

BPCL has also selected the HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution to provide application-level diversity with VSAT and 4G connectivity paths. The update is expected to ease data collection from loyalty schemes, discount schemes and credit card transactions, Hughes India said in a statement.