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If Cisco’s(s csco) $475 million acquisition of Intucell this week tells us anything, it’s that we should be paying attention to the Israeli mobile infrastructure startup scene. Coincidently another Israeli radio networking company emerged this week that has a lot in common with Intucell, but rather than optimizing cell performance, it’s optimizing network power.

Tel Aviv-based eVolution Networks revealed its first customer this week, announcing that pan-Caribbean mobile operator Digicel is adopting its Smart Energy Solution (SES), a set of technologies that allows a carrier to power down its towers when not in use.

It sounds like a simple idea, but it’s not an easy one to implement. Mobile networks are designed to deliver their full capacity at a moment’s notice in order to handle the unpredictable patterns of the cellphone-wielding public. Consequently most base stations remain at full power whether it’s rush hour or the wee hours of the…

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