Indian Oil selects Jio for network connectivity solution to its petrol pump

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)The country’s largest oil company has selected Reliance Jio’s managed network services to connect a fifth of its petrol pump network.

Jio will connect 7,200 IOC sites with SD-WAN managed service solutions, zero-touch provisioning and 24×7 real-time monitoring, the firm said in a statement on Thursday.

“Jio has won the IOC order to provide an SD-WAN solution that supports 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, will power Quality of Service (QOS) and 24×7 supports across 28 states and 8 union territories,” it said in a statement.

JioBusiness, the enterprise arm of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited Will deploy and manage SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) for IOC across its 7,200 retail outlets for a period of 5 years.

Speaking on the win, Prateek Pashin, Head Enterprise, Reliance Jio, said, “We are proud to support IOC’s digital transformation journey by implementing the largest SD-WAN network in the country with our ‘Made in India’ managed network solution. Looking forward to it.”

“Our extensive experience in large-scale deployments equips us with the technical expertise to assist IOCs achieve high performance benchmarks in their networks and leverage Jio’s connectivity at each of its 7,200 sites,” he added.

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This will be one of the largest deployments of SD-WAN solutions in any industry in India as well as in the oil and gas industry across Asia.

Currently, the deployment of the solution is in an advanced stage, with over 2,000 retail outlets already onboarded on Jio’s SD-WAN set-up, he said.

The WAN links are currently deployed by Jio in offices, factories and warehouses across various geographies for customers from government, banks and large and small businesses.

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