Thank you for the input. I'll look into a C implementation. That's a bit more up my ally anyway. I don't generally write in Python but I have quite a bit of experience in C and C++.
I've got the Ublox module registered following this guide:
Is there a way to automatically trigger a script when the status of the connection changes? I believe it is possible to monitor network status. Maybe using uci? The network connection seems to be pretty stable but if it goes offline I'd like to indicate that through the RGB LED we have on board.