Notecard LTE Cat 1 vs LTE-M

Hi folks,

So I have read as much Quectel documentation on the two chips as I could find, but I can’t figure out which one to go with.

My use case is tracking a vehicle in UK/Europe, so how would either of these affect my use?


Generally speaking the wideband Cat-1 Notecards (WBEX and WBNA) tend to connect to cell networks faster than their narrowband counterparts (NBGL and NBNA). They can also use an optional diversity antenna to improve signal strength. For UK/Europe I would go with the WBEX.



If you are on the “far edge” of cellular coverage, my experience is that Cat-1 is worth the extra cost.

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