News In Brief: Dell, Siemens Communications, Ovum, NBN Co

Dell lifted its net profit 144% in Q3 to $822 million (€600 million), with APAC revenue up 29%.
Lothar Pauly, a former Siemens Communications and T-Systems chief with 25 years in the telecoms industry, has been appointed chairman of Mobixell Networks.
Sales of optical networking equipment will grow at a CAGR of 5% to hit $20 billion (€14.6 billion) by 2015, Ovum predicts. The firm tips EMEA sales to turn positive in 2011, and says Asia Pacific is the leading market for ON kit.
NBN Co, Australia’s next generation network operator, has picked Cisco to rollout its data center infrastructure. The equipment supplier will use technology from the Virtual Computing Environment coalition in the center.