National oil firm Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) will deploy Avaya’s next-generation fabric networking technology to power the corporate network to securely and seamlessly add services and devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, Benzinga reported.

Bapco will become the first company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s oil and gas sector to deploy Avaya SDN Fx fabric networking. The technology will give Bapco a future-proof infrastructure that automates and simplifies deployment of new services while it reduces the potential for human error, outages and negative impacts on business processes, according to Newswire Today.

The new network infrastructure will provide connectivity for a range of services, including voice, data, CCTV, video, digital signage, and more. Accordingly, Bapco requires a networking platform that is secure, flexible, scalable and robust, and capable of separating applications using the same physical network. Avaya’s network architecture achieves these goals, and provides effortless and efficient network roll-out of devices and services, while ensuring reliability in delivery and network access.

Bapco is a regional leader in the oil & gas sector and an important contributor to modern Bahrain, accounting for a significant portion of the region’s energy-related activities. Wholly owned by the Government of Bahrain, Bapco’s activities include refining, storage, production, marketing, training and development, and environmental initiatives in the kingdom.