An APN (Access Point Name) is a gateway between a 3G/LTE mobile network and another computer network, accessing the public internet or private Virtual Private Network (VPN). It is a unique identifier that allows a connection to the network and identifies the data access services associated with your account. The APN is the exit point from the Mobile Network Operator’s (MNO) 3G/LTE network into either the public internet or a private network.
three6five’s Mobile APN solution offers clients the benefits of post-paid, fully aggregated mobile data, with the ability to manage and report on every single mobile user. Clients are not required to install any extra physical infrastructure of their own in order to implement this solution. Clients will be charged for the data that they use on either Vodacom or MTN’s network and associated reporting/management value added services.
A remote workforce, telemetry & backup connectivity are just some of the use cases which leverage GSM connectivity.
Clients may choose to deploy a Dedicated Access-Point-Name (APN) or to utilise our Shared APN, depending on the use case. While dedicated APN’s provide VPN functionality across a GSM network, shared APN’s provide internet breakout.