TelstraClear was established in 1996 by Telstra New Zealand. Telstra NZ expanded its operations into the Mobile market and installed switched in both Wellington and Auckland to manage outgoing and incoming international calls.
Then in 2000 Saturn Communications was sold by Austar United Communications (it’s parent company) to a new joint venture with Telstra which became known as TelstraSaturn.
TelstraClear was created by the merger of Clear Communications and Telstra’s TelstraSaturn in late 2001. Austar United Communications initially held a 42% investement in TelstraClear before selling it back to Telstra. TelstraClear is now the third largest mobile phone network in New Zealand behind Vodafone NZ and Telecom NZ.
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