— Ga.-based Aio Wireless, AT&T’s new prepaid subsidiary, plans to roll out nationwide text/talk/data wireless service with no annual contract during the next year, first targeting Houston, Orlando and Tampa. Customers can choose from three rate plans that work with smartphones, tablets and feature phones from such manufacturers as Samsung, Nokia and ZTE.
— Israel-based broadband/backhaul provider Radwin added Smart Bandwidth Management (SBM) capability to its Point-to-Multipoint Radwin 5000 FiberClass Wireless product line. The SBM dynamically shares base-station capacity between multiple users when networks become congested.
— At CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas later this month, American Resource and Energy will unveil a set of products it says address remote-installation challenges in rural areas. The company will offer concrete-free foundations that are assembled on site with basic tools, and can be disassembled and reused elsewhere. Local rocks, gravel or backfilled soil serves as ballast, and no excavation is required. Self-raising monopole towers can be raised via a compact motorized device. And solar-powered systems mounted to the tower or another structure can produce as much as 10 kilowatts, helping to reduce or eliminate diesel reliance; wind/solar/diesel hybrid systems also are available.

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