The world’s mobile operators are connected to a vast global network called IPX – which is a ‘private internet’ separate from the Internet we all use day-to-day. When mobile devices are in different regions, and particularly when they are roaming, this IPX network is used to transport the data back to the home network from where it is forwarded to its destination.
This home network can be geographically distanced from the device itself – and from the data’s destination. This introduces unnecessary ‘data miles’ making the whole end-to-end process complex and inefficient.
In building our Distributed Edge Network, we have created edge hubs at strategic points on the IPX worldwide – removing the need to bring the data back to a single, central point.
This removes the inefficiency and brings significantly improved performance and a host of other benefits.
When it comes to security, the weakest link is almost always the public Internet. The Internet was designed to allow anything to communicate with anything – which is perfect for applications such as the web.