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Mintek brings you the latest in EAM/CMMS systems and news in the major cable industries each week from around the globe. Learn how these new developments in EAM/CMMS and cable can affect your business or home.

EAM/CMMS implementation around the globe

This week’s EAM/CMMS news focuses on how the implementation of an EAM/CMMS could help prevent against natural disasters.

  1. Wet Weather: Floods, Isolated Tornadoes Threaten Gulf Coast by Cassandra Vinograd, Parts of Louisiana were under water early Monday as severe thunderstorms moved into the Gulf Coast area after drenching Texas over the weekend.
  2. In Hurricane Patricia’s wake, torrential rains move into Louisiana reported by Amanda Orr, Torrential rainstorms battered Louisiana on Sunday, leaving thousands without power, after pounding southeastern Texas as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia converged with a second storm

Cable News happening in your neighborhood

This week’s Cable updates focus on cable providers and their plans for bundling packages against the competition and new mergers and acquisitions.

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  1. Charter Skinnies Down With New TV BundleVerizon Tips Comcast Wireless Service by Brian Santo, It looks like Comcast is on the verge of offering a wireless service that will include cellular connectivity.
  2. The AT&T Frankenstein Is Doing Fine, Thanks by Brian Santo, AT&T reported increased revenue in its third quarter and increased subscriber counts for DirecTV, IP broadband and wireless services. The question is how to evaluate this experimental mish-mash of wireless, wireline and DBS.
  3. Charter Skinnies Down With New TV Bundle by Mari Silbey, With little fanfare, Charter Communications Inc. introduced a new skinny bundle of TV channels called Spectrum TV Stream earlier this month, combining the major broadcast channels plus HBO or Showtime for $13 per month. Channels are streamed online, and the Charter offer comes with a free Roku 3 player… at least until November 20.
  4. Cable’s Chance to Get Mobile Right by Mari Silbey, Cable has a rocky history in mobility. From failed partnerships to the release of spectrum that MSOs couldn’t capitalize on, cable operators aren’t a model of mobile success. However, a surge in WiFi innovation has renewed the industry’s interest in mobility, with the added twist that US cable operators may once again be considering a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) approach.

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