Private APN

APN (Access Point Name) is the name given to the gateway within a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) that provides the ability for a device containing a SIM card to access an IP network such as the internet.  The vast majority of SIMs available on the market will access the internet via the MNO’s public APN.

For some customers and solutions, a Public APN isn’t appropriate because it would break the solution, add additional complexity or add additional cost.  Our Private APN was developed to help this type of customer. It is compatible with all of our MultiNet, Three, EE and eSIM tariffs. This means there are tariffs for all customer requirements including:

  • Single network options both in the UK and internationally
  • Roaming SIMs with access to multiple networks in the UK and across the globe.

Key Benefits

Cost Effective

  • Jola uses network virtualization to be able to share our private APN securely between our partners and their customers
  • There are no set up charges for the Private APN service, just a low monthly charge
  • The SIMs that you use with a private APN are charged at the normal rate

Rapid Deployment

  • Our private APNs are typically ready for service within 2 working days (for standard solutions)
  • SIMs on private APNs are typically ready for service within minutes of the order being place on Mobile Manager


  • Multiple private APN configurations are available to meet different customer requirements
  • The service can provide internet breakout from the cloud or route all traffic to the customer to apply internet access policies


  • Private APN can be configured to provide a completely private IP network with no Internet access at all
  • Internet access is protected by the Cloudflare international IP network. Cloudflare DDoS protection secures websites, applications, and entire networks while ensuring the performance of legitimate traffic is not compromised. Cloudflare’s 121 Tbps network blocks an average of 86 billion threats per day, including some of the largest DDoS attacks in history.


  • Private APN is based on dual geographic resilient interconnects and BGP routing from the mobile networks
  • Private APN can support dual geographic resilient interconnects and BGP routing to the customer


  • Private APN can be used on SIMs almost anywhere in the world whilst retaining full control of the network traffic


  • Private APN is managed real-time via Mobile Manager

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