Spiritually similar to the question here Embedded modem options
Why is there such an enormous barrier to getting into something like a Snapdragon 410 with onboard LTE? After extensive research, LTE-equipped SoCs are everywhere, yet not available insofar as development kits, research material and so on.
It's always "contact sales" or just a marketing brochure webpage along with literally 1 million phones that the SoC is tucked away in. If I actually want to do development with an LTE SoC (and I do) how do I even get started?
I love my STM chips and the SIMCOMs are fun but it feels like diddling around in 2008 using that stuff.