November 1, 2018 – Hughes Communications India announced that India’s leading state-owned oil companies have selected its JUPITER satellite broadband system to automate retail networking nationwide. Under separate contracts, Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) will each use the JUPITER system to upgrade network connectivity across 19,000 locations collectively to increase speed of transactions, eliminate manual interference and deliver accurate, real-time data across the retail operations. In addition to the JUPITER system, BPCL has also selected the HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution to provide application-level diversity with VSAT and 4G connectivity paths providing a stable, scalable, always-on network. The update is also expected to ease data collection from various loyalty schemes, discount schemes and credit card transactions.