Telecom Italia seeks route out of junk; MTS cuts its 2013 sales growth forecast

> Italy's prime minister will set targets for investment in Italy's aging telecoms infrastructure to help the country become more competitive. Article

> Rostelecom plans to strike a deal to merge its mobile assets with Tele2 Russia by the end of this year. Article

> Russian mobile operator MTS cut its 2013 sales growth forecast on Tuesday due to weakening economic conditions in its main markets. Article

> Telecom Italia is aiming to restore its credit rating to investment grade by 2016, according to its CEO. Article

> South Africa's Telkom said it is in talks over the future of its struggling mobile business. Article

And finally… "Selfie" was named the word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. "Twerk" also made it onto the shortlist. Article