News In Brief: Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Equinix, Sycamore Networks, Deutsche Telekom

Alcatel-Lucent has won a contract to build a private WAN for US electric utility OG&E's smart grid implementation.
Cisco is reinforcing its presence in Africa by opening telepresence exchanges in Morocco and Tunisia.
Data center services provider Equinix has teamed with fiber operator Level 3 to link a new access node at its London International Business Exchange with three of Level 3’s transatlantic routes to New York.
Bandwidth management firm Sycamore Networks yesterday unveiled a mobile broadband optimization product for multimedia content. IQstream analyses mobile data traffic patterns to free up RAN capacity and will be available in Q4.
Deutsche Telekom has opened registration for a legally binding e-mail service to residential customers. De-Mail will offer proof of sending and delivery, and is due to launch in the next 12 months.