Purchased an nrf9160 DK in the UK but cannot get any success with the ibasis SIM card. Looked at the various posts and it seems that there is no support for LTE-m or NB-IoT at the moment, which is obviously very frustrating as that wasn’t made clear when purchased.
Tried contacting ibasis to see if they had any idea as to when the relevant services would be available but no response.
Is there any information on relevant service rollout in the UK that you can share, as my purchase now seems to have limited value, though the promise of the product is just what I require,
We apologize for the inconvenience. We are seeing connectivity over Telefonica UK. Is that network available in your area? We also have a link that shows where we have LTE-M connectivity available: http://iot.ibasis.com/network-coverage/ If you could please share with me your IMSI or ICCID to troubleshoot further?
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Thanks Bjorn and ibasis.
I am attempting to make contact with Vodafone and awaiting a response.
I checked out the suggested page (http://iot.ibasis.com/network-coverage/) and it says “United Kingdom - Yes” but didn’t specify the coverage area.
So I followed the secondary link (https://www.gsma.com/iot/deployment-map/#deployments) and that shows no deployment. This seems contradictory.
Could you shed some light on this ?
I am based in the Cardiff (UK) region and I will follow up with the other requested info (IMSI or ICCID) over the next day or so as I am away presently.
Any info gratefully received.
as far as I know the western part of the UK should have decent NB-IoT coverage from Vodafone. I suggest contacting our RSM in the UK. She should be up to date on this. Do you have her contact info?
No, I don't have her details.
Could you let me have them please ?
Hopefully she might help me get a response from Vodafone and ibasis.
Will send the contact info as a private message.
Where are you located, Steve?
Information is sketchy on which GSM sites have the upgrade and which don't in the UK. My understanding is that both CAT-M and NB-IoT only have very sporadic coverage at present, and limited to what are basically test sites.
Best of luck, Steve, if you find any decent info then post it on here! (or PM me!)
I’m based in the Cardiff area.
I will certainly pass on whatever I find of use.