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

Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL), China's largest telecoms equipment maker, will supply the handsets, the source told Reuters, 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 source did not give details of the size and value of Vodafone's contract with Huawei.

Vodafone was not available for comment.