Access Point Name

What is meant by the Access Point Name?

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Access point name or APN recognizes an IP packet data network (PDN), which a mobile data user wishes to communicate with. Additionally to recognize a PDN, an APN may also be utilized to describe the kind of the service, (for example: connection to the multimedia messaging service (MMS), wireless application protocol (WAP) server), which is offered by the PDN. APN is utilized in the 3GPP data access networks, for example: general packet radio service or GPRS, evolved packet core or EPC.

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