PRESS RELEASE – NimbeLink Launches First Truly Global LTE-M / NB-IoT Modem for Embedded Applications

The NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 Skywire modem is the first global LTE-M modem on the market – once again demonstrating NimbeLink’s worldwide leadership position for embedded modem technologies.

Plymouth, MN, October 23, 2018 –NimbeLink, the world’s leading provider of cellular IoT technology, solutions and services, today announced that the company’s NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 Skywire modem is the world’s first truly global LTE-M, NB-IoT modem for embedded applications – furthering the company’s market leadership for embedded cellular technologies and solutions.  The new modem NL-SW-LTE QBG96 based on Quectel BG96 cellular module is a worldwide product with a single SKU for multiple networks.

“We are very happy to bring the first truly global LTE-M modem to market,” says Kurt Larson, Co-Founder and CTO of NimbeLink.  “Not only is the modem a worldwide solution that works across multiple networks, the product is also end-device Verizon certified, which saves our customers significant time and money and gets them to market fast.  This is a huge step for the cellular connectivity world.”


  • Worldwide 4G LTE-M, NB-IoT with 2G fall back GNSS
  • Single SKU for multiple networks
  • Multiple SIM capability on single unit
  • Verizon eSIM on board
  • No carrier certification required
  • Small form-factor
  • Skywire Standard Interface.  Pin compatible with the Skywire family of modems
  • Flexible antenna options
  • USB & UART serial interfaces
  • Supports Power Save Mode
  • RoHS compliant/Radio Equipment Directive

Learn more here

“The NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 represents perfect alignment with the Quectel brand and go-to-market strategy,” says Peter Fowler, Vice President, North America Sales Region, Quectel.  “The modem will significantly extend Quectel’s penetration into new LTE applications across the global market.  We look forward to extending this solution and associated benefits to our customers around the world.”

The Skywire NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 is available for order now with optional bundled data plans.  For more information on the NL-SW-LTE-QBG96, please visit here

About Skywire Embedded Modems

Like other modems in the NimbeLink’s Skywire family, the NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 leverages a variety of NimbeLink development kits, adapters, and microprocessor capes, allowing fast, easy integration into new and existing products.

All embedded Skywire modems share a similar interface, allowing easy migration to new technologies or carriers.  This standard interface enables developers to interchange modems to meet multiple geographic and carrier demands with a single HW design.  This design flexibility provides future proofing to easily take advantage of new cellular technology when it becomes available. For more information on this and other Skywire modems go to

About NimbeLink

NimbeLink is the world’s-leading developer of cellular-based IoT solutions. The company makes carrier-certified embedded modems and asset-tracking solutions that are created and deployed right the first time, significantly reducing costs and time to market. For more information, please call 612.285.3433, email, or visit