What is a mobile proxy?

Mobile proxies are a software and hardware complex that acts as an intermediary between the Internet and the user. Mobile proxies provide data exchange by proxying user web requests via mobile Internet from a GSM operator.

In this format of work, all user requests on the Internet will go through a mobile operator using a mobile IP address. This will allow you to use the Internet while receiving all the benefits of working in the mobile network of a GSM operator.

What is a mobile IP address?

Due to the specifics of the mobile Internet, a mobile IP address is a technical solution that is unique in its parameters. Since the mobile operator has a huge number of subscribers who use Internet services, it is technically impossible to issue a static IP address to each subscriber, but most importantly, it is not cost-effective for the mobile operator itself.

It is much more convenient to create a single pool of IP addresses and assign it to several subscribers at the same time. It follows from this that hundreds or even thousands of mobile Internet subscribers can work simultaneously on one mobile IP address. Because of this, large Internet resources and social networks require adjustments in their ban systems and access restriction algorithms. If a large resource, such as Facebook, blocks one of the mobile IP addresses, then thousands of users may be blocked.

How do mobile proxies work?

There are quite a few approaches to implementing a mobile proxy. Many services and companies use different approaches to create mobile proxies. The most high-performance and reliable is the redirection of traffic from real SIM cards to internal servers.

In this format of work, an undoubted advantage is the use of real mobile devices when working with a SIM card and the network of a mobile operator as a whole. The mobile device is completely validly authenticated in the network of the mobile operator, with the IMEI entered in the register of the cellular communication node. After that, the proxy server starts to manage data transfer through these mobile devices, allowing any requests to pass through the mobile Internet in the GSM operator's network.

Mobile proxy servers allow you to create a high-quality access control system, can limit bandwidth on a separate channel, create dynamic pools of mobile IP addresses and implement mobile proxies on different protocols (SOCKS5, HTTPS).

What is the difference between mobile proxies and regular ones?

To understand how blocking mechanisms work, you should first understand how standard proxies work. They use IP addresses of hosting providers or cloud services, which by definition cannot be owned by an individual. This means that a real user simply cannot show such activity. This IP becomes the reason for blocking.

Algorithms detect the used address and apply specific actions: block or lower the level of trust to the account.

How does mobile IP blocking work? The cellular operator allocates addresses to users from its own pool, having a limited number of IPv4 addresses at its disposal. It turns out that several million users share only a couple of hundred IPs, distributed among all devices using NAT.

Consequently, if the algorithm blocks the IP address of a cellular operator, then this action is reflected in ordinary users working under the same IP. And the loss of the target audience is extremely undesirable for social networks or large portals.