GSM Fundamentals! Trivia Questions Quiz

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GSM Fundamentals! Trivia Questions Quiz

What do you know about GSM fundamentals? Might you pass a quiz on the topic? The concept of GSM emerged from a cell-based mobile radio system at Bell Laboratories in the early 1970s. GSM is the name of a control group, which was established in 1982 to produce a common European mobile telephone standard. See how much you know about GSM fundamentals by quizzing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which area of the world first deployed cellular services for commercial use?
    • A. 

      Scandinavia

    • B. 

      Central Europe

    • C. 

      West Africa

    • D. 

      North America

  • 2. 
    GSM stands for...
    • A. 

      Groupe Sp├ęcial Mobile

    • B. 

      Global System for Mobile Communications

    • C. 

      Great Streaming of Media

    • D. 

      Global Standard of Mobile Communications

  • 3. 
    Modulation is defined as....
    • A. 

      The distance between the uplink and downlink frequencies

    • B. 

      The separation between adjacent carrier frequencies

    • C. 

      The process of changing the characteristics of a carrier frequency

    • D. 

      The number of cycles per unit of time

  • 4. 
    What is the air interface between the Mobile Station (MS) and Base Transceiver Station (BTS) called?
    • A. 

      Um

    • B. 

      Tx

    • C. 

      Rx

    • D. 

      HLR

  • 5. 
    What is the basic service unit of GSM communications?
    • A. 

      Location Area

    • B. 

      Cell

    • C. 

      OLMN Service Area

    • D. 

      MSC / VLR Service Area

  • 6. 
    The first cellular systems were....
    • A. 

      Analogue

    • B. 

      Digital

    • C. 

      Carrier waves

  • 7. 
    The Location Area is the area in which a subscriber can be paged.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    GSM provides requirements for analog cellular services.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Home Location Register (HLR) is a database used for storing and managing subscriptions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The Authentication Centre (AUC) provides authentication and encryption parameters that verify the user's identity and ensure the confidentiality of each call.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The Message Centre (MXE) is a node that provides intelligent network services.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) service area is an area served by one network operator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    GSM utilizes Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) rather than Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Base Station Subsystem (BSS) comprises of what?
    • A. 

      The Base System Transcontroller and Base Station Condenser

    • B. 

      The Base Transceiver Station and Base Station Controller

    • C. 

      The Base Transcript System and Base System Computer

    • D. 

      The Transfer Station and Base Station Computer

  • 15. 
    A GSM cell can cover a distance up to....
    • A. 

      15km

    • B. 

      25km

    • C. 

      35km

    • D. 

      10km

  • 16. 
    The effective range of a GSM cell depends on what?
    • A. 

      Frequency in use

    • B. 

      Transmitter power

    • C. 

      Required data rate of the Mobile Station (MS)

    • D. 

      Geographical conditions

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    The Base Station Controller (BSC) handles the allocation of radio channels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The Base Station Controller (BSC) communicates with the Base Transceiver Station (BTS) over what interface?
    • A. 

      Hertz

    • B. 

      Tx / Rx

    • C. 

      Abis

    • D. 

      Cbit

  • 19. 
    Macro, Micro, Pico, Femto, and Umbrella are all types of what?
    • A. 

      Uplink and downlink channels

    • B. 

      GSM filters

    • C. 

      Cell sizes in a GSM network

    • D. 

      GSM interfaces

  • 20. 
    GPRS stands for....
    • A. 

      Global Prefence for Radio Systems

    • B. 

      General Packet Radio Service

    • C. 

      Gateway for Packet Radio Services

    • D. 

      General Platform for Radio Systems

  • 21. 
    GPRS is sometimes referred to as 2.5G.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    3rd generation mobile telecommunications (3G) networks offer greater security than 2G networks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    High mobility users of 4th generation mobile telecommunications (4G) networks should be able to achieve connection speeds of....
    • A. 

      10 Gigawatts

    • B. 

      2 Gbit/s

    • C. 

      1 Gbit/s

    • D. 

      100 Mbit/s

  • 24. 
    Low mobility users of 4th generation mobile telecommunications (4G) networks should be able to achieve connection speeds of...
    • A. 

      50 Megawatts per second

    • B. 

      1 Gbit/s

    • C. 

      100 Mbit/s

    • D. 

      2 Gbit/s

  • 25. 
    SIM stands for....
    • A. 

      Serial Identity Master

    • B. 

      Subscriber Interface Marker

    • C. 

      Subscriber Identity Module

    • D. 

      System Interface Module

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