Here we will take a deep look into Lumanti's network & do a full review of network they've created.
Location: Netanya, Israel
Residential IPs in network: 35M with 32M available.
Where do they get their network?
It's no secret that their entire network is built upon a Chrome Extension called Hola Unblocker. This extension has amassed a gigantic userbase over the 8 years that it's been operational. Luminati do state that they fully compliant and they monitor traffic - after all, if they're exposing their userbase to the whim of the paying customers of Luminati, they is a great incentive & chance of abuse.
The claim that they compliant and listen to their network is true, they do have in their terms & conditions that this will happen to your connection if you install the Hola Unblocker extension. You can then pay not to be a part of it.
Whether their audience truly understand what they've handed over, I'll leave it up to you. They do make a very strong argument on their site.
Which types of proxies do they offer?
Cheaper but only works not non-sophisticated targets
Data Center IPs, as mentioned in the previous article: what is a residential proxy?
A data center IP is slightly different from a residential proxy & significantly cheaper. Starting at $0.65 per IP.
Static Residential IPs
You keep the same IP when making the requests & loading the website.
This is undoubtedly the most expensive option but useful if you want consistency, problems arise when the website you're trying to access is being accessed from different residential IPs, this could flag security warnings for the end site and block access to the content you want - this is a good option to have & Luminati are the only ones to use this at the moment.
Peer network of 40M IPs, 100% Compliant.
Undoubtedlty, the largest network of residential IPs across the internet.
With such a powerful network, they can offer quite access to a country that you need with limitless requests being pushed through (if you can afford it, of course)
7M Mobile Devices connected to the network.
With Luminati's SDK, they've also allowed a monetisation strategy for app developers. The benefits for the end-user is that you can target certain mobile phone networks, verify your ad targeting changes per mobile carrier and check on city-level targeting.
How do I use the network?
They offer examples in all major progamming languages to talk to their API.
This means you can intergrate with in any shape or form you wish for your application. Even run your own analysis.
Luminati Proxy Manager
This operates on a computer network level, switching your entire connection to their network. This works better if you don't use Chrome or need something outside the browser.
Lumanti offer their service through a Chrome Extension, this allows no-code access to their network & loading of webpages. One should be careful not to exchaust the bandwith on unneeded content & images.
In conclusion, they have the most comprehensive network currently in the market, the minimum cost of $500 per month to access their residential network maybe a little too much for the average/casual/small business who would love to use their tool. For this, I'd opt for SmartProxy.