The deal between Nayara Energy Limited and Hughes Communications India to manage, install and integrate satellite network solutions for 3500 retail outlets amplifies the Hughes on-managed deployment. With the new five-year contract, the company becomes the most significant single satellite-based network in India. Presently, Hughes is already a provider of network solutions for more than 4000 Nayara locations.
Nayara Energy Limited was formerly known as Essar Oil, is a Mumbai-based oil and Gas industry. It encompasses a network of over 6000 fuel retail outlets in India. In 2017 the Rosneft-led consortium acquired Essar oil. The contract will focus on providing a better connectivity network for more than 4000 retail outlets. The deal also ensures reliability in the automated fuel stations.
The experience with Hughes assured higher value to the franchise businesses of Nayara with critical VSAT (very small aperture terminal) connectivity.
Hughes network is a global provider of smart managed services, broadband equipment, software-defined networking, and an uninterrupted network for various customers, businesses, and governments.
The network company commenced operations of the JUPITER System, enabling robust gateway architecture, superior air interface, and advanced performance terminals for conventional satellites. It offers impeccable solutions with cellular backhaul, broadband Internet and Intranet access, mobility, Wi-Fi hotspots, including airborne services. The company has deployed more than 6 million VSAT terminals in over 100 countries, showing a 50% market share.
Nayara will utilize the routers, gateways, and a network management system of Hughes Jupiter System in the automated satellite solution.
The Energy production company grew enormously in the past five years, and estimates cross 7000 retail outlets by the end of 2024. In the last fiscal year, the company unveiled over 600 fuel stations.
The retail industry made 18 % in year-on-year volume growth, which encouraged the company to maintain similar growth metrics. The private-led petrol retail chain has been swiftly growing, meeting requirements like mobility and convenience and improved customer service. It offers facilities like hygienic restrooms, quick lube change service, digital payment options, etc.
However, the fuel demand has plunged due to the Covid restrictions; it has declined by 9.1% in 2021.
In 2020-21 India consumed 194.63 million tonnes of petroleum products as per the data released by the oil ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC). The economic activity is battered due to the pandemic, yet the per-capita energy consumption in India will spike up in the future with estimated growth of 10% by 2021-22. India ranks third in energy consumption, although there are only 66,000 operational retail fuel outlets.