As part of the deal, Hughes said it will deploy its HughesON software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions at the company’s 250 dealer locations in India, using a combination of DSL, cable, 4G wireless and satellite broadband at each site.
Hughes, however, did not disclose the company name and other details.
Managed SD-WAN deployment will feature built-in security and centralized management and control to enable applications such as client Wi-Fi, point-of-sale transactions, digital signage and data analytics, according to an official statement .
“With an increasing focus on digitizing the employee and customer experience, today’s oil and gas retailers need a network that is both secure and reliable… With this latest price , we leverage our deep expertise in the oil and gas segment, fueling a fast managed network for our client to deliver the best user experience for their business, ”said Shivaji Chatterjee, Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise, Hughes.
Using edge terminals with contactless provisioning as well as remote gateways, Hughes said he has already connected customer sites in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
Hughes provides solutions for the Indian oil and gas segment at more than 25,000 locations, and recently automated a retail network for major state oil companies with the Hughes JUPITER satellite broadband system.