AT&T, Sprint and more join forces for open-source NFV; Dell'Oro predicts carrier capex will decline $6B in 2015

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> AT&T, Sprint, Ericsson, Nokia and more join forces for open-source NFV effort. Article

> The Bluetooth-based tracker Tile gained $13 million in funding and will expand to the Android platform. Article

> Ruckus Wireless expanded its line of Smart 802.11ac ZoneFlex access points for indoor and outdoor use. Release

> South Korea's average mobile connection speed grew from 14.7 Mbps to 15.2 Mbps, according to Akamai's "Second Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report." Release

>Compass-EOS announced the SDN forwarding plane, a new networking element designed to replace complex routers. Release

> XG Technology's dual-band smart-routing modem for the 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz bands received FCC approval. Release

> Dell'Oro Group predicts worldwide telecom carrier capex will decline by $6 billion in 2015, due in part to an ongoing reduction in capex required to support incremental mobile data usage. Release

And finally… Artist Rodney Pike just can't stop Photoshopping Mr. Bean into classic paintings. Article