ModemManager is a service which controls mobile broadband
ModemManager is a DBus-activated daemon which controls mobile broadband (2G/3G/4G) devices and connections. Whether built-in devices, USB dongles, bluetooth-paired telephones or professional RS232/USB devices with external power supplies, ModemManager is able to prepare and configure the modems and setup connections with them.
The modem-manager snap is usually used together with the network-manager snap. The snap is geared towards devices and IoT and is optimized for Ubuntu Core. Its usage on desktop/server Ubuntu is possible, but manual connection of interfaces is needed and do not expect full integration with the GUI.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install modem-manager, simply use the following command: