SP Dedicated APN provides a private APN to connect and transfer data between the desired terminals or devices within a private, IP based network.
How it works
An APN has a unique ID that identifies the traffic. A dedicated APN is assigned to each SIM card, thus completely separating the private APN from other public APNs. This ensures a private network with a high degree of security. The secure link is established via a standard GSM/LTE connection.
The Dedicated APN is a flexible solution allowing the company to choose its own LAN subnet, an APN name and decide how traffic is routed. It requires no new hardware or software except for a router from Telia in the company's local network (MPLS). A secure IP concentrator peer is mandatory for the IPsec solution in order to terminate the tunnel in the home network. APN via MPLS or IPsec is the most secure mobile connectivity solution available on the market. Authentication is performed on two levels:
- Access is given only to users of a dedicated APN if provisioned in the Telia billing system, HLR and GGSN.
- Access to the company's internal LAN depends on the company's own authentication and security levels, e.g. on the RADIUS server or firewall.
IPsec is just as secure as MPLS, and there are no physical limitations on the tunnel bandwidth. Bandwidth, however, is dependent on the public internet capacity between the endpoints.