Telstra shareholders put NBN sale vote on hold

Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) has decided to delay holding a shareholder vote on its $11 billion wireline network sale to the government for inclusion its National Broadband Network (NBN).

Although the service provider said in a Reuters article that negotiations were "progressing well," a number of issues that need government and regulatory approval still need to be worked out.

This means that Telstra won't be able to make its July 1 deadline to conclude the talks. It did not meet its deadline to complete the talks in 2010 either. The latest delay, however, had little effect on investors who drove up company shares 0.4 percent to AUD 2.66.  

For more:
- Reuters has this article

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