APN

Connecting your networks located in geographically isolated networks.

Overview

APN (Access Point Name) is a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G or 4G network and another computer network, usually a public network (Internet).

At MTN Eswatini the APN is sold a service called the private APN which allows customers to have their own private network (of SIM cards) riding on the MTN GSM/GPRS/3G/4G network. The private APN allows one to have a private range of IPs that can be allocated to one’s SIM cards and be able to communicate with each other if they are attached on the MTN Network.

Benefits

  • Connecting two private networks located in geographically isolated areas.
  • Connecting mobile devices back to a LAN network or server for data collection in real time.
  • Creating a WAN type of a private network of mobile devices (for small mobile businesses).
  • WAN extension for areas where fixed line/media networks cannot reach (for big corporations).
  • Network is private and secure.
  • Quicker setup time, no need for laying cables.
  • Prioritization of private APN traffic compared to other APNs, e.g public APN.
  • Cheaper data rates (APN without internet)

Examples:

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Rates

The private APN is charged as below:

Service Description Setup Fee Monthly Fee
APN Private mobile network SZL 3,995.00 SZL 1,500.00

Data bundle prices for SIM cards used on private APN.

DATA SIZE MONTHLY DATA CHARGE - WITHOUT INTERNET (EXCL. VAT) MONTHLY DATA CHARGE - WITHOUT INTERNET (INCL. VAT) IN-BUNDLE RATE EXCL.VAT IN-BUNDLE RATE INCL.VAT
1.5 GB E175.16 E199.68 E0.11 E0.13
2.5 GB E247.02 E281.60 E0.10 E0.11
5 GB E449.12 E512.00 E0.09 E0.10
10 GB E898.25 E1,024.00 E0.09 E0.10
15 GB E1,347.37 E1,536.00 E0.09 E0.10
25 GB E2,021.05 E2,304.00 E0.08 E0.09
45 GB E3,637.89 E4,147.20 E0.08 E0.09
60 GB E4,850.53 E5,529.60 E0.08 E0.09
120 GB E9,701.05 E11,059.20 E0.08 E0.09
OUT OF BUNDLE RATE 0.16
Get Started

Customer can apply for the service via their Key Account Manager (KAM) or dial 78080001 or send an email to mtnbusiness@mtn.com

Customer need to fill in a form, wherein they share technical information on how the private APN should be setup. This is information from the number of expected devices on the APN to RADIUS information for authentication.

Terms and Conditions

The private APN traffic can be routed to a fixed private network using the below technologies.

  1. A site to site VPN linking the MTN private APN with the private network.
  2. Bonus airtime cannot purchase voice bundles
  3. A Microwave link between the MTN network and the private network.

Customers are allowed to choose their own private IP range to be used on the APN to avoid IP conflicts with their existing networks. Two customers cannot have the same IP range on the MTN network.

Support channels

Normal MTN support channels


APN (Access Point Name) is a gateway between a GSM, GPRS, 3G or 4G network and another computer network, usually a public network (Internet).

At MTN Eswatini the APN is sold a service called the private APN which allows customers to have their own private network (of SIM cards) riding on the MTN GSM/GPRS/3G/4G network. The private APN allows one to have a private range of IPs that can be allocated to one’s SIM cards and be able to communicate with each other if they are attached on the MTN Network.