VIVO, one of the world’s most popular smartphone brands will be setting up a manufacturing facility in Pakistan, Minister for Industries & Production, Hammad Azhar announced on Twitter.
“Intl Smart Phone Brand VIVO has decided to establish a smartphone manufacturing facility in Pak. Land purchased. Deployment of DIRBS eliminated smuggled phones. It was followed up by Mobile Manufacturing Policy. Revenues already doubled & now local manufacturing taking off,” said the tweet.
Intl Smart Phone Brand VIVO has decided to establish a smart phone manufacturing facility in Pak. Land purchased.— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) December 2, 2020
Deployment of DIRBS eliminated smuggled phones. It was followed up by Mobile Manufacturing Policy. Revenues already doubled & now local manufacturing taking off. pic.twitter.com/VEL7gYgI2T
VIVO has currently 200,000,000 users around the world and is committed to providing premium quality smartphones at a cheap price.
Establishing a local manufacturing unit will not only reduce costs for company and consumers but also help in eliminating the problem of smuggled devices.
Earlier, it was reported that tech giant Samsung is looking to set up a smartphone assembly plant in Pakistan, Federal Industries and Production Minister Hammad Azhar announced.
“Smartphone production in Pakistan is multiplying following DIRBS [Device Identification Registration and Blocking System] implementation and Mobile Policy launched recently,” he tweeted after meeting with the Samsung Pakistan MD and CEO.
The DIRBS allows the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to stop the use of smuggled mobile devices.