This is rather interesting from micropython side as I am curious to how exactly the LTE stack is controlled by the user and how micropython meets the requirements of timely LTE frames transfer. The 4G chip itself is provided by a French company Sequans Communications. I work in the cellular industry, LTE PHY in particular, and as far as I know, the only company that provides affordable-ish LTE (Cat 1) stand-alone modules is a u-blox. This could potentially be a great board and first of it's kind, depending on how many frequency bands are supported.In addition to WiFi, BLE, LoRa and Sigfox, we've added the latest cellular technology for IoT: LTE-M. But, we didn't just go for one frequency type either. Nope, we partnered with the leaders in their field, Sequans, and are now proud to confirm that our module will have both CAT NB1 and CAT M1.
Pycom is preparing another Kickstarter for this and the Early Bird price is going to be €33, which is very reasonable, provided we get the Sequans chip spec. What are your thoughts? Would you buy one?