I have a BG96 module and a compatible CAT-M1 SIM card from spark (provided by M2MOne).
I have reached out to the SIM card provider and confirmed that it is CAT-M1 compatible.
The BG96 is implemented on the RAK5010 NB-IoT Tracker from RAKWIRELESS:
I am failing to pick up any cell tower by the BG96 module.
I have tested the SIM card with my iPhone and it does register towers.
Here in New Zealand we have LTE-CAT-M1 on B3 (1800MHz) and B28(700MHz).
I have checked the CAT-M1 coverage of the area I am in and it appears to be in coverage.
When I power on the module, the Network light blinks 1800ms off and 200ms on (This has never changed, even with 1 hour power on).
AT+CEREG? returns +CEREG: 0,0
AT+QENG=“servingcell” always returns “SEARCHING”
There is an antenna provided with the module. I have messaged RAKWIRELESS to confirm the compatible bands with this antenna. I’m assuming it should work fine. I have taken the module close to the tower in case it’s a distance issue, and still nothing.
Please help me.