“Reliable connectivity is accelerating business transformation and enabling companies to innovate faster than ever before,” said Chris Penrose, SVP of Advanced Solutions, AT&T. “Our multi-access edge compute solution will help give Phillips 66 the control, performance and security they need from their private network today, while also giving them the flexibility to expand to their other locations in the future.”
Under the partnership, Accenture and AT&T will develop a solution that will create the foundation for 5G use cases, including support for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and low latency applications.
Accenture will address cellular performance gaps within Phillips 66’s current public cellular network in Louisiana. The private cellular network was selected as a proof of concept to demonstrate the ability to handle increased mobile connectivity needs from the ongoing Phillips 66 digital transformation initiatives.
The proof of concept private network was designed from the ground up to address Phillips 66’s industrial digital requirements. AT&T was selected as the telecommunications provider to develop the necessary engineering for a dedicated cellular network solution, using multi-access edge compute across licensed spectrum.
“The proof of concept of this private network will enable Phillips 66 to selectively deploy connectivity and enable future digital opportunities across the refineries. We will also work with Phillips 66 to bring ecosystem partners to their private cellular network to give a complete end-to-end view of what is happening across the refineries and its supply chain, so that they can continue to innovate,” said Mary Beth Gracy, Accenture’s client account lead for Phillips 66.
Potomac Officers Club will host its 5G Summit on October 27, 2020. Click here to register for the event. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and four-time Wash100 Award recipient will serve as a keynote speaker at the summit.
She will discuss emerging programs, priorities and challenges within the integration process of the new 5G framework. As emerging technologies continue to become an integral part of business and innovation, leaders across all divisions must stay ahead of the curve to tackle national and global issues.
5G wireless technology is anticipated to unleash unprecedented levels of connectivity between millions of new internet of things devices and there are already a range of deployments making their way across the U.S. and in a few federal agencies. Join Potomac Officers Club for its 5G Summit on Oct. 27, 2020 to learn about the impact that innovative technologies and 5G integration have on the private and public sectors, the steps the federal agencies have taken to remain up to speed with the rapid advancement of technology, and the future programs, plans and priorities as the nation aligns with emerging technology.