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Who are you kidding? Online Thais pour scorn on "Pattaya 5G Smart City" claims

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Who are you kidding? Online Thais pour scorn on "Pattaya 5G Smart City" claims

 

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Thais online poured scorn on plans to introduce the new 5G network to Pattaya.

 

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society was trumpeting an agreement with Pattaya mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem to introduce a trial of the 5G network along Pattaya beach. 

 

In an upbeat story reported by "We Love Pattaya" they called Pattaya a "Smart City" and an ideal place to trial 5G what with all the Thai and foreign tourists. 

 

But posters on the story were not having that. They launched into a joint tirade slamming the plans.

 

Huge numbers of Thais said that 3G and 4G were not even working properly. Now they expected 5G to work! It was just a big joke, they said.

 

Others poured scorn on the plans ridiculing the "Pattaya Smart City" suggestion. 

 

Sungwan Boouchu said the authorities should sort out other more terrestrial matters like the problems involving buses, taxis and baht buses (the resorts' song thaews). 

 

Parichart Khwanthong told them to forget 5G and bury all the unsightly cables that make the resort look such an unholy mess. 

 

Others commented on doing something about litter in the city before bothering with 5G nonsense. 

 

Wannaporn Thephatsadin Na Ayuthaya of the DE Ministry has come to an agreement with the mayor saying that 5G is the way forward and will inspire more start-ups in Thailand. 

 

And Pattaya was the ideal place to showcase 5G and get the opinions of users. 

 

Source: We Love Pattaya

 

 

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The peeps in charge really only go for the show factor don't they. Never the real issues being dealt with that would have the most beneficial impacts on the residents.....

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I hope it is more of a success than the free wi-fi which never materialised on Pattaya beach.

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Maybe "smart city" is referring to this definition of "smart": 1 : to cause or be the cause or seat of a sharp stinging pain

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3 hours ago, bluesofa said:

They certainly seem to have got their opinions already, and no one can say it's the usual 'whingeing expats' either.

Don't speak too soon.

 

One pair of sandal socks to the first 'in my country,' and a Singha vest to the first 'what they should do....' 😂

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5G=cancer

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