News In Brief: HP, BT, VimpelCom, Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper Research

HP has outbid Dell for storage company 3Par with an offer of $2.35 billion (€1.8 billion), but analysts are concerned the agreed $33 per share price is too high.
BT says the launch of SIP trunking on its Onevoice converged communications platform in Europe and the US could slash 25% off large corporation’s VPN costs.
Russia's VimpelCom has reported a 52% fall in Q2 profit to $334.7 million, on declining revenues and soaring expenses.
Alcatel-Lucent has carried the first test LTE data call using spectrum on Band 14, the frequency range reserved for US public safety agencies.
Wireless wagers will hit $48 billion (€37.3 billion) in 2015, fuelled by a raft of new mobile gambling services in major emerging markets like China, and looser remote betting laws in the US and Europe, Juniper Research predicts.