News of Note—BT to trim headcount by 13K; Fusion scoops up MegaPath for $71.5M; ZTE shutters main operations

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BT plans on cutting 13,000 jobs in a bid to become more efficient. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we're following today:

> BT will slash 13,000 managerial and back-office jobs in an attempt to become more efficient. Reuters article.

> Cloud service provider Fusion is buying MegaPath, which has cloud computing, security, SD-WAN and cloud connectivity offerings in its portfolio, for $71.5 million.  Press release.

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> ZTE, China's second-largest telecom equipment vendor after Huawei, is closing down its main business operation while it tries to get the U.S. government's ban lifted or modified. Reuters article.

> Nutanix has added SDN and data base management into its software to help manage hyperconverged infrastructure environments. DataCenter Knowledge article.