Strickling stamped for NTIA lead; Cisco saves with telecommuting

>  The U.S. Senate confirmed Lawrence Strickling to be the new chief of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

> Cisco Systems says it has saved about $277 million by letting some employees work from home.

> India's Tata Communications has won a major five-year outsourcing deal from U.K. telco BT.

> Telecom Italia's stake in Argentina's telecom market reportedly has drawn much interest from potential buyers.