Normal mobile phone connections obtain a dynamic private IP address. This IP address is behind a Network Address Translation (NAT) Gateway which translates the internal IP address into a shared public IP address. This means that it is impossible for a central system to identify a device based on the IP address or to initiate a session towards the device. For IoT services, however, static private IP addresses are assigned (so that a central system can identify the device) or static/dynamic public IP addresses so that a central system can access the device (initiate session).
For a company that uses a private APN, it could for instance control which sites you can and cannot visit on the Internet – even if you are not physically on the company’s premises. For example, your company may choose to block YouTube or Facebook or other sites that it considers harmful to teleworking productivity.
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