PETRONAS Wins 'Best in Future of Connectedness Award

2021 Media Release - 24 Nov

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 November 2021 – PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd (PDSB), the digital arm of PETRONAS, has clinched the “Best in Future of Connectedness” Award at the recent 2021 IDC Future Enterprise Awards Asia Pacific. 

PDSB was awarded for their connectivity technology in industrial areas using Software-defined Networking in a Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), Cloud Service Providers and Pervasive Wireless Connectivity.

PETRONAS Chief Digital Officer Aadrin Azly said, “Connectivity has been one of the key building blocks in the company’s digital transformation journey. We have taken a multi-prong approach in modernising our global connectivity to empower the connected workforce to function seamlessly, while providing unparalleled opportunities for value creation and capture. Establishing connectivity globally across all our operations has also been pivotal for insights, productivity and safety.”

The deployment of SD-WAN at PETRONAS Groupwide has enabled the integration of multiple business units and consumer channels more cohesively, including improving user experience and reliability at PETRONAS stations, such as enabling SETEL e-payment solution and providing high-speed and reliable payment card transactions. It also provides additional avenue to diversify services enabled at petrol stations. 

Additionally, overall network availability has also increased to above 99.98 per cent with more than 20 per cent OPEX reduction achieved through bandwidth rightsizing and direct-internet-access to support mission critical applications. 

With reliable high-speed connectivity, online data synchronisation and collaboration can also be done across countries and continents, with significant time saved in large data set transfers. 

Real-time location tracking and positioning of field workers with connected devices such as RFID tags have also been made possible at PETRONAS’ assets and sites, providing improved visibility of people movement within large complexes and enabling quicker response in emergency situations.