Telit LM960A18
Connect the LM960A18 modem to Monogoto's private LTE Network
The Telit LM960A18 is a mini PCIe card based supporting LTE Cat 18 technology for data transfer up to 1.2 Gbps download and 150 Mbps upload. It supports a wide range of frequencies including band 48 also known as CBRS, making is suitable for private or hybrid LTE networks.
LM960A18 mini PCIe

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Prerequisites

Getting Started

Start by connecting the LTE antenna
Add the Monogoto SIM
Power up the LTE modem
Connect your computer to the modem You may use a terminal program on your PC to configure the LM960A18. You can use PuTTY for Windows, or screen, minicom or coolterm / miniterm for Mac or Linux.
For Windows users. You need to install a driver to start using the LM960A18. You can download the driver here (after signing up to Telit's website).

Connect the LM960A18 to Monogoto

When connecting to the LM960 modem, keep the AT Commands manual next to you to look up details about commands.
Telit LM960AX AT Command.pdf
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Download the Telit LM960 AT Commands
Connect to the modem, enter the command: AT and wait for the response: OK
Reset the modem to the factory default configuration:
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AT+CFUN=1,1
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Set the error reporting to verbose, resulting in more descriptive error messages (optional):
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AT+CMEE=2
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Check if the SIM card is attached and is not locked with a PIN, expected response: +CPIN: READY:
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AT+CPIN?
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If you receive an error, the SIM may not be inserted properly or the SIM is protected with a PIN. By default, Monogoto SIMs are not PIN protected.

Query device information

Request the modem hardware version:
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AT+CGMM
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Request the modem firmware version:
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AT+CGMR
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Request the IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity):
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AT+CIMI
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Request the ICCID (Integrated Circuit Card ID), which is the identification number of the SIM card
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AT+ICCID
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Network Configuration

Manually set the network:
Monogoto's private LTE network is indicated with the MCCMNC code: 315010.
Start with searching for available networks:
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AT+COPS=?
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It may take several minutes before the modem responds.
The modem responds with the names and the MCCMNC codes of the available networks. It also shows the cellular technologies the networks support: 2 indicates 3G 7 indicates 4G
Example response:
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+COPS: (1,“Hot Mobile Ltd.“,”HOT IL”,“42507”,7),(1,“”,“”,“315010",7),(1,“”,“”,“42509”,7),(1,“IL Pelephone”,“PCL”,“42503",7),(1,“Partner IL”,“Partner”,“42501”,7),(1,“Cellcom IL”,“Cellcom”,“42502",7),,(0-4),(0-2)
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To manually connect to Monogoto's private LTE network, enter:
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AT+COPS=1,2,"315010"
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Alternatively, you can set the modem to automatic network selection using the command:
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AT+COPS=0
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Check the network and cellular technology the modem is currently using:
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AT+COPS?
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Example response: +COPS: 0,0,"315010",7.
To find which of the networks Monogoto has roaming agreements with, review the Coverage lists.
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To find the profile of your SIM, visit the Monogoto Console, open the page Things
and select a specific Thing. Scroll down to Mobile Identities to find your profile in the column Network Provider Name.
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Check the radio signal strength and signal quality:
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AT+CSQ
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Example response: +CSQ: 22,1
+CSQ returns 2 values separated by a comma. The first value represents the signal strength and provides a value between 0 and 31; a higher number indicates better signal strength. The second value represents the signal quality indicated by a value between 0 and 7, a lower value indicates better signal quality . If AT+CSQ returns 99,99, the signal is undetectable or unknown.

Network Activation

Set the APN to data.mono:
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AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","data.mono"
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To test if the APN is set correctly, enter:
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AT+CGDCONT?
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Expected response: +CGDCONT: 1,"IP","data.mono","0.0.0.0",0,0,0
Activate the PDP (packet data protocol) context:
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AT+CGACT=1,1
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Test if the PDP context is activated:
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AT+CGACT?
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Expected response: +CGACT: 1,1

Request Serving Cell Information

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AT#SERVINFO
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Example response:
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#SERVINFO: 55340,-69,“”,“315010",0000801,0200,320,3,-95
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  • 315010 (the fourth value) indicates that the device being connected to Monogoto's Private LTE Network
  • 3 (the second-last value), indicates an active CS & PS service

Test what cellular band the modem is using:

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AT#RFSTS
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Example response:
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#RFSTS: “315 010”,55340,-95,-69,-6,0200,255,,320,19,2,0000801,“240075817191342",“”,3,48
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The last value: 48 represents the cellular band the modem is currently using.

Validate if your device received an IP address:

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AT+CGPADDR=
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Expected response: +CGPADDR: 1,10.XXX.XX.XXX
Do you see an IP address? Congratulations! 🎉 You’ve successfully connected the LM960A18 modem to Monogoto.
Have a look at the Things logs in the Monogoto Console to find more details about the established connection.

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