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.
A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network (internet), and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.
MTN Global MPLS VPN as a service is a private network that connects major cities across Africa and the rest of the world. The network comprises of Global PoP’s (MTN & Partner NNI’s) across 25 MTN markets and multiple Global Markets connecting MTN clients across Africa and the rest of the World.
MTN GMPLS is a solution for enterprise customers (mostly Multi-National Corporations) who have offices in different locations locally and internationally, allowing them to use a world-class network to link their offices together.