access point name (APN)

A carrier-grade, private APN service that allows you to securely manage and control mobile data traffic.

Spark Wholesale's APN service provides you with the ability to offer new mobile-based options and services. Perfect for organisations looking to implement Internet of Things (IoT) and Mobile Virtual Networks (MVNO) data management services. Our APN service can assist in reducing infrastructure cost and provide connectivity where fixed date services are not available or when outages occur.

The Private APN offers point-to-point delivery directly into your ICT environment through a dedicated secure layer 2 handover link.  For critical business information, a redundancy solution is available via Protected APN.


Peace of mind for critical business information

Our Protected APN service provides fixed data handover redundancy in the event of a primary handover outage. Auto-failover to the second handover link delivers seamless continuity for business data traffic.

Mobile traffic routing

Provides MVNO customers with two APN options: internet access or locked down private APN settings that cannot be changed on the end-users device.

Multi-factor authentication

Only devices with your unique APN settings and a Spark SIM card provisioned with that APN can access the Spark network; your RADIUS then authenticates connections for added security.

Complete end-user management

Manage the end-user access to corporate networks, block internet access to control browsing and monitor mobile data consumption as a credit control tool.

World-class mobile network

Uses the Spark Network, which has extensive 3G, 4G and 4.5G coverage in 97% of places where New Zealanders live and work.

Key service features

  • Full control of mobile data traffic securely delivered via a point-to-point 1Gbps Ethernet access with a dedicated 500Mpbs capacity
  • Seamless per-SIM card authentication via the Spark mobile network and customer RADIUS, ensuring only authorised users can send and receive data
  • Option for multiple APN domains on a single APN handover allowing traffic segregation
  • Optional internet access controls to manage web browsing behaviour
  • Static or dynamic IP addressing