Highlights from the SIM Cards Debate

SIM CARD CARTOONHighlights from DVB Debate’s SIM CARDS show

 “Do you like your new SIM?” 

18/10/2014

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“ႏုိင္ငံျခား ဆက္သြယ္ေရးေအာ္ပေရတာေတြအေနနဲ႔ ေ၀းလံေခါင္ဖ်ားေဒသကလူေတြကိုလဲ ေမ့မထားသင့္ဘူး။ သူတုိ႔အေနနဲ႔ လုပ္လုိ႔ရတာက ရန္ကုန္နဲ႔ မႏၱေလးေစ်းကြက္က ရလာတဲ့ အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ေတြကုိ ေ၀းလံေခါင္ဖ်ားေဒသမွာ တာ၀ါတုိင္ေတြစိုက္တာမ်ိဳးလုပ္ေပးၿပီး အက်ိဳးရွိေအာင္ အသံုးခ်သင့္တယ္။”

ဦးနႏၵစိုး – ေရႊျပည္တံခြန္ကုမၸဏီ၊ အင္ဂ်င္နီယာခ်ဳပ္(Radio Planning)

“Foreign telecom operators should not forget about the people living in remote areas. What they should do is use the profits that they’ve made in Yangon and Mandalay to build mobile  towers in remote areas.”

U Nanda Soe- Shwe Pyi Tagonn (Chief Engineer, Radio Planning Department)

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“တယ္လီေနာ္တုိ႔ ေအာ္ရီဒူးတုိ႔ ၁၅၀၀နဲ႔ ဆင္းကတ္ခ်ေပးလို႔ ျမန္မာ့ဆက္သြယ္ေရးကလည္း ငါတုိ႔လဲ ခ်ေပးႏုိင္တယ္ဆုိၿပီး ၁၅၀၀ ဆင္းကတ္ေတြခ်ေပးတယ္။ နက္ေ၀ါ့ခ္မခ်ဲ႕ဘဲ ဆင္းကတ္ပဲ ထပ္တိုးခ်ေပးေနရင္ လုိင္းက က်ပ္ေနမွာပဲ”

ရဲေက်ာ္စြာဗိုလ္ – ျမန္မာ့ဆက္သြယ္ေရးလုပ္ငန္း၊ ဂ်ီအက္စ္အမ္ဌာနခြဲမွ ၀န္ထမ္းေဟာင္း

“When Telenor and Ooredoo started to sell SIM cards for 1,500 kyat, MPT also started selling them for the same price. But they haven’t expanded the network yet, so the connection will now be terrible.”

Ye Kyaw Swar Bo (Retired employee from MPT, GSM Department )

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“အခုျဖစ္ေနတာက ဒါကေတာ့ တယ္လီေနာ္တာ၀ါ၊ ဒါက ေအာ္ရီဒူးတာ၀ါတုိင္..ဒါက ျမန္မာ့ဆက္သြယ္ေရးတာ၀ါတုိင္ဆုိၿပီး.. တာ၀ါတုိင္စုိက္တဲ့ အင္အားေတြ ဆံုး႐ွံဴးေနတယ္။ ႏုိင္ငံတကာမွာလို တာ၀ါတုိင္ေတြအားလံုးေပါင္းၿပီးေတာ့ ေပါင္းလုပ္မယ္ဆိုရင္ ပုိေကာင္းမွာပါ။”

ဦးရာဗီ – ဗဟိုအလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္အဖြဲ႔၀င္၊ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံကြန္ပ်ဴတာပညာရွင္မ်ားအသင္း

“At the moment, each operator is building up their own mobile towers, so we are loosing the capacity by not sharing these towers. Just like in other countries, we should cooperate in mobile tower building.”

U Ravi (CEC , Myanmar Computer Professionals Association)

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“ျပည္သူက ဆင္းကတ္နဲ႔ပတ္သက္ၿပီး ေမွ်ာ္လင့္ခ်က္ေတာ္ေတာ္မ်ားတယ္။ အရင္ဆံုးထြက္လာတဲ့ ေအာ္ရီဒူး၀န္ေဆာင္မႈကုိေမွ်ာ္လင့္ၾကတယ္။ ၀န္ေဆာင္မႈေတြေကာင္းခဲ့ရင္ ျမန္မာ့ဆက္သြယ္ေရးကုိ လူေတြ ျပန္လွည့္ၾကည့္ေနမွာ မဟုတ္ဘူး”

သက္တန္႔ – ေပၚျပဴလာဂ်ာနယ္

“People have huge expectations of these SIM cards. They held out so much hope on the services of the newcomer, Ooredoo.  If the services were good, no one would go back to MPT.”

Tet Tant (Popular Journal)

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“ျမန္မာ့ဆက္သြယ္ေရးက ရလာတဲ့ အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ေငြက ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္ဘတ္ဂ်က္ထဲ ၀င္သြားတယ္.. ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္က ဆက္သြယ္ေရးက႑အတြက္ ျပန္ခ်ေပးတာက မစုိ႔မပုိ႔ ဒီေတာ့ အေျခခံအေဆာက္အဦးပိုင္းလုိအပ္တာေတြ လုပ္ဖို႔အတြက္က မလံုေလာက္ေတာ့ျပန္ဘူး။”

ဦးနႏၵစိုး – ေရႊျပည္တံခြန္ကုမၸဏီ၊ အင္ဂ်င္နီယာခ်ဳပ္(Radio Planning)

“All the profits from the MPT have gone back to the National Budget and the government have given them only a small amount of that budget now. So, it won’t cover the infrastructure   preparation for the MPT services”

U Nanda Soe- Shwe Pyi Tagonn (Chief Engineer, Radio Planning Department)