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LTE Cat M1 on RPi in AU, shields, modules, protocols

Fri May 04, 2018 5:10 am

Hi there, I have a project where I would like to use the LTE Cat M1 in Australia specifically Telstra on band 28. There are three approved modules: Telit ME910C1-AU, Quectel BG-96 and uBlox SARA-R410M-02B.

What is the best way to interface any of these modules to the Pi? I noticed sixfab have a PCIe LTE shield but does not say explicitly compatible with any of these. I have sent them a message. Can you recommend any other shields?

Once I have a board connected and driver's etc what is the process for using SSH, HTTP and maybe even FTP? Is this a straight forward process?

I am familiar with debian type systems but not had much to do with hardware and networking.


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Re: LTE Cat M1 on RPi in AU, shields, modules, protocols

Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:36 am

Have you made any progress here?

It's quite difficult to source these boarded modules / shields at the moment. There is also the option of the SIM7000E which will hopefully be available soon. Rakwireless have a reasonable looking BG96 and IoT store have a Dragino BG96 shield for prototyping.

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Re: LTE Cat M1 on RPi in AU, shields, modules, protocols

Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:42 pm

Simplest solution for Pi is to buy a BG96 Arduino module from RAK Wireless (in China via Ali Express) and then buy a Pi to Arduino adapter.
Is the NimbeLink CATM modem approved i Austrailia - Nimbelink sells a Pi board that allows their CAT-M module carried to be plugged in directly, and it's FCC approved for use in the US. US required the carriers approval, as well as an FCC certification for wireless products.

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