Level 3 to provide metro-area IP transport to rural AZ's Experior; Joyce Norcini joins Nokia Siemens Networks

> Experior Networks is moving into higher gear after signing a five-year agreement with Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT), which will provide transport and high-speed IP services to Experior customers in rural Mohave County, Ariz. News release.

> Nokia Siemens Networks has taken on a new general counsel: Joyce Norcini, who spent 13 years with HP's EMEA operations and was involved with its Compaq merger and EDS acquisition, will join the company on Monday, Aug. 2 reporting to CEO Rajeev Suri. News release.

> SMobile, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that offers security software for mobile devices, is on Juniper Networks' (NYSE: JNPR) acquisition list, CED Magazine reports. Story.

> Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) and Portugal Telecom (NYSE: PT) have signed a three-year contract to expand PT's IP/MPLS network capacity, reports Telegeography. The all-IP network will support new video-rich content and data for PT customers and allow the telco to implement next-gen technology like 100 Gbps and IPv6. Story.

> Unfortunately, Mexico cable operator Megacable (Mexico: MEGACPO.MX) won't be launching mobile voice before "early 2011," Telegeography reports. The service hinged on a deal between Megacable and Telefonica that hasn't yet been reached. Story.

> Speaking of Telefonica (NYSE: TEF), the Spanish telecom reported solid revenue growth in the first half of 2010, mostly due to strong results from its foreign operations. Net income was up EUR3.78 billion ($4.92 billion), a 9.4 percent increase year-on-year. Story.

And finally... Networking protocol stacks provider IP Infusion is adding MPLS-TP (MPLS-Transport Profile) to its ZebOS Network Platform software, a scalable solution for next-generation transport network products. What's so great about that, you ask? The software provides automated functions like administration and bandwidth management, among other things, which are standard in circuit-switched networks but not so much in the brave new IP transport world. News release.