I am trying to sort out how best to connect a project (Arduino Based) to the cell network. I have my eye on the new Botletics Sim7000A shield, which looks perfect, with the exception that I’m not sure if there’s actually any support for Canada yet.
I am trying to setup a MQTT client to push data from a remote solar and weather station installation. Since Rogers Wireless is listed as the only Canadian cellular operator in my region (British Columbia) that Hologram has ties with, I checked and their is general coverage where the installation is.
I am torn - It seems like there is only GPRS/3G coverage available for older Simcomm modules (or the international versions), but those networks are to be disabled and decommissioned by Rogers in just over a year. I would rather develop and install a system that will work for 5+ years, not just a year.
Has anyone got suggestions or info that is helpful for my region? Or am I going to be forced to just wait until the archaic canadian telcos get their butts in order?