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Revenue £12.39bn
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BUZZ-Australia's Telstra hits over 1-month low on expected profit drop from NBN rollout

Tue 16th October, 2018 3:44am
** Telstra Corp  TLS.AX  falls as much as 2.6 pct to A$3.02,
its lowest in more than a month 
    ** Australia's largest telecom firm's profit is expected to
halve after the govt-owned National Broadband Network's (NBN)
rollout in 2021 - Chairman John Mullen said*:nL3N1WV5RC
    ** Telstra faces pressure from the NBN rollout, which will
require the telco to pay for the govt laid fibre-optic system,
replacing the copper wires it currently lays itself 
    ** Last month, Telstra cut its 2019 earnings guidance to
between A$8.7 bln and A$9.4 bln ($6.21 bln - $6.71 bln),
excluding restructuring costs, from A$8.8 bln - A$9.5 bln,
citing delays in the broadband rollout
    ** The fall in profit would affect its dividend - Mullen 
    ** Stock down 12.8 pct so far this year as of last close, in
the backdrop of a slew of major restructuring changes announced
earlier this year 
($1 = 1.4010 Australian dollars)

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