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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 in Businesses and Natural Disasters

This week’s EAM/CMMS news focuses on storm watches in the South and new mergers in the hotel sector that could benefit from an EAM/CMMS.

  1. Texas, Oklahoma Face ‘Pretty Good Chance’ of Tornadoes reported by Alexander Smith, Communities in Texas and Oklahoma were warned to prepare for potential tornadoes Monday as a system threatening severe thunderstorms developed over the region.
  2. Marriott is buying Starwood for $12.2 billion, creating the world’s largest hotel company by Sam Ro, Marriott International is acquiring Starwood Hotels & Resorts, creating the world’s largest hotel company. The deal is valued at $12.2 billion, consisting of $11.9 billion worth of Marriott stock and $340 million in cash.

Cable News in Your Neighborhood

This week’s Cable updates focus on streaming and video services from mobile providers and the battle of WiFi among cable providers.

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  1. Cox Takes Comcast X1 Platform National by Mari Silbey, Despite launching its own next-generation Contour video platform with great fanfare in 2013, Cox is now changing course and has confirmed preparations to roll out Comcast’s X1 solution across Cox markets nationally in 2016.
  2. T-Mobile Goes OTT With Free Video Streaming by Dan Jones, In the latest bid to shake up the US wireless market, T-Mobile says customers won’t be charged for the data used when they stream one of more than seven popular OTT video services.
  3. Battle for the Home Network? It’s On by Mari Silbey, The in-home WiFi network is about to become a major battleground for service providers and equipment manufacturers alike which could shake up the traditional CPE vendor landscape.
  4. Content Security Battle Threatens TV Upheaval by Mari Silbey, The FCC is dealing with more than a few weighty pay-TV issues at present, including the Charter, TWC and Bright House deal, and the Commission’s evaluation of whether or not to expand the definition of a multi-channel video programming distributor (MVPD) to include some online video providers.

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