AT&T's Cicconi throws support behind Hillary Clinton; NTT wins 5-year managed services contract with Admin Re

Wireline news from across the web:

> Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T, is throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton for President. WSJ article

> NTT won a five-year managed services, hybrid cloud and data center contract with Admin Re, an arm of the Swiss giant Swiss Re. Release

> Orange announced plans to start the transition to all-IP telephony services with a pilot in the Finistere region to begin in early 2017. Telecompaper article

> As Connecticut seeks to boost high-speed internet, the state's consumer advocate is asking state regulators to establish rules for municipalities to use utility poles for expanded broadband access. Hartford Courant article

Cable News
> Cable One said a number of its customers have received bogus emails asking them to update their subscriber data. Article

> Qualcomm's MulteFire technology, which achieves the basics of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz band without needing to own spectrum, has gained support and skepticism. Article

Wireless News
> Qualcomm is pushing its MulteFire technology aggressively as the group plans to release the final technical spec for the technology later this year. Article

> The "reverse" portion of the FCC's incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum could end this week, BTIG Research reported. Article

And finally … Brazil's top #supercomputer turned off due to lack of cash. ZDNet article