Nokia Siemens jumps into managed energy game; Kim Niederman to head up sales at 8x8

> Following a growing smart energy trend, Nokia Siemens Networks has added a Managed Energy services option to its Energy Solutions portfolio. News release.

> Cisco veteran Kim Niederman has been appointed Senior Vice President of Sales at 8x8 Inc. Story.

> Bangladesh Submarine Cable will sell 31 million shares in its initial public offering. Story.

> Bezeq Israel Telecom is off the S&P Maalot "creditwatch list" but is still tagged with a negative financial outlook. Story.

> NTT saw a third-quarter net profit of JPY143.1 billion ($1.74 billion), up 4.6 percent from the same period a year ago. Story.

> A former Cox Communications employee was arrested this weekend for allegedly inserting a brief hardcore porn clip into the 2009 Super Bowl broadcast carried on Comcast's Tuscon cable system. Story.

And finally... Some Canadian carriers are backing off bandwidth caps for now in the wake of the CRTC's review of its usage-based billing policies. Story.