A Chinese mobile phone maker, G-Tide, on Monday set up a regional distribution centre in Zimbabwe, from where it will cover the whole o f southern Africa.
In future, officials said G-Tide planned to establish a phone-manufacturing plan t in Zimbabwe.
Though not as popular as Nokia and Samsung mobile phones, G-Tide phone handsets have captured a sizeable market share in Zimbabwe.
The phones are particularly popular among low-income people because they are che aper than most other brands.
Munyaradzi Gwatidzo, Managing Director of G-Tide Zimbabwe, said all countries in the sub-region would be supplied from Zimbabwe.