Mumbai based downstream energy and petrochemicals company Nayara Energy has picked Hughes Communications India, a subsidiary of global satellite network solutions provider Hughes Network Systems, for satellite network connecting its 3500 retail outlets.
Hughes Network, founded in 1971, is a Maryland, United States based satellite and multi-transport technologies provider.
The new contract is for a term of five years and Hughes will deploy its HughesON solution, which the company claimed will make Nayara the largest single satellite-based network in the retail petroleum sector.
“Our association with Hughes has been focused towards driving higher connectivity and reliability across the network of 4000+ automated retail fuel stations in the country. The coverage through critical VSAT connectivity has proved to be of great value,” Stephan Beyeler, chief marketing officer at Nayara Energy, said in a statement on Tuesday.
The solution for Nayara will deploy Hughes JUPITER, a satellite implementation solution with routers, gateways and a network management system working for high performance and efficiency. The solution will be linked to the GSAT-16 and SES-9 satellites and will support data transmissions such as daily price fluctuations, fuel tank monitoring, and customer loyalty programs.
“The new solution, part of our HughesON portfolio of managed services, will simplify network operations and help Nayara execute real-time reporting and analysis while improving efficiency and optimizing their operations,” said Shivaji Chatterjee, Hughes India, Enterprise Business Head.