Phillips 66 Looks to AT&T and Accenture to Plug Coverage Gaps

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By Michael Larner | 3Q 2020 | IN-5878

 

Private Cellular Network Proof of Concept Looks to Increase Connectivity and Power a Sensor Network

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In September 2019, energy manufacturing and logistics company Phillips 66 commissioned AT&T and Accenture to deliver a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a private 4G LTE wireless network at one of the company's facilities in Belle Chase, Louisiana. The facility covers 10 million square feet and the network will utilize AT&T’s public network and edge compute infrastructure, with Accenture providing integration services.

The labyrinth of pipes in facilities such as those operated by Phillips 66 presents challenges for implementing a robust telecoms infrastructure to support the use of mobile applications and asset monitoring exercises. The PoC will tackle these challenges by placing sensors throughout the facility to monitor equipment and provide alerts in real time.

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