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Thu, 8 Jul 2010 00:41:48

APN Access Point Name
Access Point Name or APN is the name of an access point for GPRS. An access point is: An Internet network to which a mobile can be connected
A set of settings which are used for that connection
A particular option in a set of settings in a mobile phone
When a GPRS mobile phone sets up a PDP context, the access point is selected. At this point an access point name (APN) is determined. Example: bigcompany.mnc012.mcc345.gprs
Example: internet
Example: mywap
This access point is then used in a DNS query to a private DNS network. This process (called APN resolution) finally gives the IP address of the GGSN which should serve the access point. At this point a PDP context can be activated. The APN DNS record is in the form of apn.mnc(Network Code).mcc(Country Code).gprs. The numbering is defined by ITU-T E.212.
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