I want to design an IoT device with cellular connectivity. It requires ~50MB upload per day at most, but with live high-frequency monitoring. I think a HSPA network will suffice. I would like for it to also be cheap (Less than $100 with global penta-band frequency support).
Now, I know about the existence of cheaper options like those from Ublox, for instance, which are 'modules', and not 'modems'. But Ublox's Lisa-U200, for instance is on GCF's list of certified modules.
It seems like that doesn't qualify and end-device certified, and I don't have the funds to certify it. But is it necessary? I wish to make this open source design, and say at best there will be a 100 of the devices with Ublox Lisa-U200 on the same operator. Will a network operator block these devices? How will they know it's all the same device, when clearly, there are development boards such as ARM mbed's C027 with the same chip set, and not on GCF database?