First News for January 21, 2013
Seeking Alpha reports that Nokia Siemens Networks reportedly plans to issue €700M worth of high-yield bonds in the Spring to test investor interest in the company and assess the potential of a possible IPO. However, Nokia and Siemens have no plans to exit the telecom-equipment company, which has enjoyed a turnaround with three straight quarters of underlying profitability.
Elektrobit has launched the EB Tough VoIP phone for the industrial markets. The product is called EB Industrial VoIP Phone and is pitched as suitable for environments like manufacturing, construction, power plants, mining sites, and transportation. The EB Industrial VoIP Phone is a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based voice over IP (Internet Protocol) and provides interoperability with other SIP clients and server implementations, such as the Cisco Unified Communication Manager, that are available in the commercial and industrial markets
Wavelink, a LANDesk Software business unit, today announced the availability of its newest mobile device management and wireless infrastructure management software. Wavelink Avalanche 5.4 aims to address the growing integration of traditional ruggedized devices and consumer smart devices so IT professionals across many industries can manage, secure and deploy a variety of devices and infrastructure components. From a single console and through an assortment of delivery mechanisms, Avalanche 5.4 offers enrollment, device configuration, device security policies and remote control management.
Leap Wireless reported today that it has issued inducement awards to two new non-executive employees. The awards were made on January 14, 2013 under Leap's 2009 employment inducement equity incentive plan, which provides for the granting of equity awards to new employees of Cricket Communications as an inducement to join the company. The inducement awards consist of options to purchase up to 16,125 shares of Leap common stock and deferred stock units for 9,275 shares of Leap common stock.