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 news in the U.S.

This week’s news focuses on how an EAM/CMMS can help in aircraft maintenance and future technologies.

  1. Missing engine cover prompts Delta flight’s emergency landing by Emily White, Passengers experienced emergency landing on Delta airlines May 9th when cover came off airplane engine.
  2. Move Over Drones, Driverless Cars — Unmanned Ship Up Next by Julie Watson, The Pentagon showed off the world’s largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 132-foot ship able to travel up to 10,000 nautical miles on its own to hunt for stealthy submarines and underwater mines. It’s not only driveless cars and drones that may become the norm someday.

Cable News around the Globe

This week’s cable updates focus on online services providing cable-like bundles and acquisitions.

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  1. FCC Reportedly OKs Charter Deals by Alan Breznick, Despite the opposition of one Republican commissioner, the FCC has reportedly agreed to approve Charter’s pending purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
  2. YouTube Prepping Skinny TV Bundle by Alan Breznick, YouTube Inc. is the latest big video provider that’s looking to plunge deeper into the OTT space with a live TV skinny bundle.
  3. Frontier: Nose to Grindstone After Q1 Declines by Mari Silbey, Amid efforts to close on the acquisition of three Verizon Communications Inc. markets in California, Florida and Texas, the telco suffered both revenue and subscriber declines across its legacy footprint. All told, Frontier reported $1.36 billion in revenue in Q1, down 4% from Q4 of last year.
  4. Altice Clears Hurdle in Cablevision Buy, Wins FCC Approval by Mari Silbey, An official FCC notice confirms that the federal agency has now signed off on the Altice deal to acquire Cablevision for $17.7 billion.
  5. Hulu Eyes Cable-Like Bundle by Mari Silbey, According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Hulu LLC is planning to launch a subscription online video service in early 2017 that would compete with linear services from traditional pay-TV operators. The new offering is also expected to include a cloud DVR feature.

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