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A bulk mobile-data service offers a world of benefits for wholesalers and their customers. Wholesale APN (Access Point Name) is catching on, and it’s easy to see why.

Broadband wholesalers have a great opportunity to diversify their service offerings with APN from IS, a solution that ensures competitive pricing without long-term contractual commitments. It provides a convenient and cost-effective way for your customers to connect to the Internet or their corporate networks using the MTN, Vodacom and Cell C mobile networks.

Mobile data costs, especially in South Africa, are a heavy burden for many businesses. Operations or sales teams, scattered and mobile, need to have a reliable way to stay in contact with the office and each other. Increasingly, they also need to exchange rich media files and access cloud services or hosted platforms to perform their jobs to the best of their abilities and to remain competitive.

Key selling points of APN

All this becomes very expensive on a standard mobile data contract. Now imagine the costs for a small business that has 30 such contracts, not to mention the administrative headaches. APN addresses these challenges by design because:

  • APN offers your customers a usage-based payment model with highly competitive data rates.
  • Your customers have a single point of contact and a single bill for all their mobile data services.

Benefits for wholesalers

The convenience factor also extends to wholesalers since wholesale APN provides access to the major South African mobile networks through a single agreement with IS. Additionally, there are no long-term commitments on individual SIM cards as they are provided on a monthly basis and so minimise your risks.

You can offer APN to your customers as individual products or bundle it with connectivity solutions and other products. This allows you the flexibility to create innovative bespoke packages to suit your customers’ needs. You can also offer them a choice of shared or corporate APN, i.e. pay-as-you-use connectivity over shared infrastructure or exclusive access to a private network over dedicated infrastructure.

The administrative aspect is made easy with our Mobility Manager online platform where billing, SIM-card provisioning, data usage reports and control measures are at your fingertips. You can also rest easy knowing that we have strict security protocols in place to ensure that only authorised SIM cards can connect to a corporate APN and can be easily deactivated. We also have a skilled support team in our contact centre that’s available around the clock.

So why not consider the ways in which you can enhance your product offering with APN services from IS? We are sure this solution will become an increasingly hot commodity as technology trends progress and always-on connectivity becomes non-negotiable for mobile workforces. Get started by taking a look at our capabilities around the world.

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