Vodafone planning to sell own 3G phones"”source

28 Sep 2006

British mobile phone company Vodafone is set to announce it will sell own-brand low-cost 3G handsets from October, a source close to the company, quoted by a Reuters report, said.

The Reuters report said Huawei Technologies, China's largest telecoms equipment maker, will supply the handsets, according to the source, adding the deal would allow Vodafone to have the handsets customized for its specific services.

The handsets will be available in all Vodafone's major markets on both contract and prepay tariffs, the Reuters report said.

The source did not give details of the size and value of Vodafone's contract with Huawei.

Vodafone was not available for comment, the report said.

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