It’s not a bluff: TelstraClear hits back over 3G plans

11 Jul 2005

TelstraClear’s new chief executive officer Allan Freeth has hit back at recent suggestions that his company’s plans for launching 3G services lack credibility, saying simply: ‘we’re not bluffing’. In a statement yesterday, Dr Freeth said TelstraClear was ‘in the middle of very heavy work about the mobility investment’ and then took a sideswipe at recent analysts’ assessment of the current situation, saying that it was naïve to assume that a strategy decision over expenditure for the project could be decided quickly. Although the telco faces a virtual duopoly, in Telecom and Vodafone, Dr Freeth is confident that his major structural review will see TelstraClear building upon the base it has established since 2000.

New Zealand, TelstraClear