Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has selected Hughes Communications India (HCI) one of the leading providers of broadband satellite and managed network services to deploy and manage a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) across its 10,800-site retail enterprise network in a five-year contract valued at more than INR 100 crore ($12.5M USD).
The HughesONTM Managed SD-WAN solution will power IOCL’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, the company said.
“We are honored to work with IOCL to support their digital transformation journey by implementing the largest SD-WAN network in the country with our ‘made in India’ managed network solution. Our extensive experience supporting India’s retail petroleum industry equips us with the understanding, partnerships, and technical expertise to support IOCL in achieving higher performance benchmarks across their network, leveraging best available 4G/LTE connectivity at each of the 10,000+ sites. We look forward to supporting them in their continued success,” said Shivaji Chatterjee, SVP & Enterprise Business Head, HCI.
Offered under the HughesON portfolio of managed services, the IOCL network from HCI includes design, deployment and network optimisation with dual 4G connectivity for resiliency.
The solution also includes access to the HughesON portal, enabling localised and system-wide data insights to help inform business decision-making.
At each site, a Hughes IN500X terminal will be deployed with zero-touch provisioning, industry-standard network protocols, centralised configuration management, and two ports for the best available LTE connectivity from local telecom providers.