TelstraClear has signed a deal with Telecom that will enable it to launch a nationwide mobile service later this year.
Under the deal, signed today, TelstraClear will launch its own mobile service, providing what it claims will be "a unique range of mobile services, bundles and prices via the Telecom network".
TelstraClear-branded handsets will be part of the offering, according to the carrier's CEO, Dr Allan Freeth.
The announcement notes that further details will be provided "closer to the time" the new service is launched.
TelstraClear hinted that such a deal with Telecom was on the cards when its agency arrangement with Vodafone, under which TelstraClear provided moblile services on Vodafone's network with the 029 prefix, ended on June 30.