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COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING PART 10

CELLULAR PHONES

Multiple Choice. Encircle the letter that corresponds to your
answer.

1. A protected database that holds a copy of the secret key
stored in each subscribers SIM card.

a. HLR
b. VLR
c. AuC
d. EIR

2. A service feature, which allows the subscriber to send and
receive short text messages from other mobile phone users.

a. voice mail
b. text mail
c. voice messaging
d. short message system

3. In cellular telephony, the technique that allows frequency to
be re- used after they have been vacated by a cellular user
leaving the particular cell is

a. frequency reuse
b. roaming
c. hand off
d. cell splitting

4. The time which a cellular subscriber uses a carriers service
charged per unit time of call

a. talk time
b. air time
c. stand-by time
d. hand off time

5. A radio telephone system that works full duplex and allows
connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network

a. Paging system
b. Cellular telephone system
c. Trunked Radio
d. Local exchange

6. The Subscriber's Identity Module (SIM) Card for GSM
contains a/n __________ number that identifies the user to
the network along with other user and security information.

a. IMEI
b. IMSI
c. ESN
d. MIN

7. The analog cellular standard, which allows voice messages
to travel through 30 KHz voice channels.

a. AMPS
b. TACS
c. NAMPS
d. NMT

8. The following are the advantages of digital cellular over
analog except:

a. enhanced privacy
b. improved reception
c. expanded access opportunities
d. cloning

9. The service offered by some cellular service providers that
allow subscribers to use their cellular phones while traveling
outside their home service areas.

a. hand-off
b. frequency reuse
c. roaming
d. text messaging

10. The modulation technique in cellular communications
wherein each message is assigned with a frequency, which
is unique to a particular cell.

a. NBFM
b. NBDT
c. PCM
d. Modem

11. The transfer of a call from one cell site to another as a
cellular phone moves thru the service coverage area.

a. hand-off
b. kick-off
c. call transfer
d. roaming

12. The digital channel access method that divides a sequence
of conversation into packets of data according to time.

a. CDMA
b. TDMA
c. SSMA
d. GSM

13. A channel used for the transmission of supervisory
information from a cell site to a mobile station or vice versa.

a. speech
b. control
c. common
d. voice

14. The database for good and known IMEIs

a. white
b. black
c. grey
d. red

15. The following happen during cell splitting except:

a. radio frequencies are re-assigned
b. transmission power is reduced
c. hand-off
d. none of the above

16. The interference that is due to the common use of the same
channel and is a major concern in the concept of frequency
re-use in cellular mobile system.

a. co-channel interference
b. station interference
c. broadcast interference
d. system interference

17. A means of increasing the capacity of a cellular system by
subdividing cells into two or more smaller cells.

a. spectrum allocation
b. cell allocation
c. channel splitting
d. cell splitting

18. The channel responsible for the transmission of signals from
the cell site to the mobile phone.

a. forward
b. reverse
c. control
d. voice

19. A database used for management of mobile subscribers.

a. HLR
b. VLR
c. MSC
d. EIR

20. The following are the supervisory audio tones used in
cellular phones except

a. 5970 Hz
b. 6000 Hz
c. 6030 Hz
d. 3925 Hz

21. A special signal tone that is transmitted to the cell site to free
the voice channel when the mobile terminates a call.

a. 10 KHz
b. 20 KHz
c. 30 KHz
d. 25 KHz





22. The dimensions of the chip-sized SIM card.

a. 10 x 20 mm
b. 15 x 20 mm
c. 15 x 25 mm
d. 20 x 30 mm

23. The following are the frequencies used for GSM except

a. 800 MHz
b. 900 MHz
c. 1800 MHz
d. 1900 MHz

24. In the CDMA Cellular technology, the signal meant for a
given user is tagged with a distinctive _________ pattern
that only the users receiver can recognize.

a. PIN Code
b. PN Code
c. SIM
d. IMSI

25. This is also known as the break-before-make handoff.

a. hard handoff
b. soft handoff
c. medium handoff
d. handover

26. In a cellular network, if you split a cell originally containing a
maximum of 20 channels into two cells, the new theoretical
total channel capacity is

a. 10
b. 20
c. 30
d. 40






27. In wireless communications, a radio channel consists of
_____ frequencies within the RF spectrum, which allow a
cell site and a wireless phone to transmit and receive signals
simultaneously.

a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5

28. A GSM security measure which is designed to prevent
eavesdropping of user data on the radio path.

a. IMSI
b. TMSI
c. IMEI
d. MSRN

29. The TMSI should not exceed

a. 15 digits
b. 2 octets
c. 32 bits
d. 6 bits

30. The following are digital cellular standards except

a. GSM
b. TDMA
c. CDMA
d. NAMPS

31. The uplink frequency range for GSM900

a. 935 960 MHz
b. 890 915 MHz
c. 935 960 GHz
d. 890 915 GHz





32. A database that contains a list of valid mobile station
equipment within the network, where each mobile station is
identified by its IMEI.

a. EIR
b. AuC
c. HLR
d. VLR

33. The following are GSM systems except

a. GSM900
b. DCS1800
c. PCS900
d. PCS800

34. A system that connects subscribers to the public switched
telephone network using radio signals as a substitute for
copper for all or part of the connection between the
subscriber and the switch.

a. WLL
b. RITL
c. FRA
d. all of these

35. The maximum number of characters in a PCS message

a. 64
b. 256
c. 1021
d. 239

36. Two digital signals whose transmission occur at almost the
same rate are

a. asynchronous
b. synchronous
c. plesiochronous
d. mesochronous




37. A GSM security measure which is designed to prevent
eavesdropping of user data on the radio path.

a. IMSI
b. TMSI
c. IMEI
d. MSRN

38. A computer controlled test system that measures microwave
devices in terms of their small signal S-parameters. The use
of this instrument by both engineering and production
permits quick and accurate characterization of the input and
output impedance, gain reverse isolation of individual units
and the degree of match between units.

a. Built-in Test Equipment
b. Automatic Network Analyzer
c. Computer Aided Equipment
d. Data Analyzer

39. A switched network providing end-to-end digital connectivity
for simultaneous transmission of voice and data over
multiplexed communications channels.

a. Digital Cellular System
b. Time Data Multiplexing
c. Integrated Services Digital Network
d. Total Communications Network

40. Using a cellular phone outside your home service area.

a. long distance communications
b. roaming
c. global communications
d. jamming

41. A cordless telephone system in which a subscriber can
make but not receive phone calls in public areas, which have
been equipped with telepoint base stations.

a. personal cellular phone
b. telepoint
c. roaming
d. personal handy phone

42. What is the meaning of AMPS which is the standard for
analog cellular telephones?

a. Advanced Mobile Phone Service
b. Automatic Mobile Phone System
c. Analog Mobile Passband System
d. Amplitude Mixing Phone Standard

43. The time spent on a cellular phone, which is usually billed to
the subscriber on a per minute basis.

a. Time division system
b. Airtime
c. Duration
d. Interval

44. The nonwire cellular company that operates in radio
frequencies from 824 to 349 MHz.

a. Digital Microwave
b. A carrier
c. B carrier
d. Global Mobile Communications

45. A digital technology that uses a low power signal spread
across a wide bandwidth. With this technology, a phone call
is assigned a code instead of a certain frequency. Using the
identifying code and a low power signal, a large number of
callers can use the same group of channels.

a. Time Division Multiple Access
b. Pulse Code Division Multiplexing
c. Pulse Multiple Access
d. Code Division Multiple Access

46. What is the meaning of GSM, which is the digital cellular
standard for Europe?

a. Global Signal Modulation
b. Group Signal for Mobile Services
c. Global System Memory
d. Global System for Mobile Communications

47. A digital cordless telecommunications system which
supports voice and data communications intended for
Wireless Private Branch Exchange.

a. Wireless Local Area Network
b. Digital European Cordless Telecommunications
c. Digital Cordless Telephone
d. Personal Communications Services

48. A central computer that connects a cellular phone call to the
public telephone network. It controls the entire systems
operation, including monitoring calls, billing and handoffs.

a. Personal Communications Services
b. Wide Area Network Computer
c. Mobile Telephone Switching Office
d. International Standards Organization

49. What is the meaning of IS-54 which is the dual mode (analog
and digital) cellular standard in North America? In the
analog mode, this conforms to the Advanced Mobile Phone
Service.

a. Interim Standard Number 54
b. International Standard Number 54
c. Integrated Systems Number 54
d. Industry Standard Number 54

50. A method of transmitting a human voice using the
computers binary code, 0s and 1s. This method is used by
cellular systems in several locations.

a. Digital Modulation
b. Pulse Code Modulation
c. Frequency Modulation
d. Amplitude Modulation

51. What is the meaning of DCS1800 which is an extension of
the global system for mobile communications?

a. Digital Communication System No. 1800
b. Data Communication Standard at 1800 MHz
c. Digital Communications Service at 1800 MHz
d. Digital Channel System No. 1800

52. A phone that operates on both analog and digital networks.

a. dual system
b. coupled system
c. paired-mode phone
d. dual-mode phone

53. A private business service using mobile radiotelephones and
base stations communicating via the public phone network.

a. Personal Handyphone System
b. Specialized Mobile Radio
c. Personal Communications Network
d. Personal Digital Assistant

54. The geographic area served by a single low-power
transmitter/receiver. It categorizes a cellular systems
service area.

a. channel
b. service area
c. site
d. cell

55. The frequency at which unilateral gain equals unity.

a. frequency accuracy
b. phase frequency
c. maximum frequency of oscillation
d. frequency range ratio

56. Radio frequencies assigned in one channel in a cellular
system are limited to a boundaries of a signal cell because
of their low power. The carrier is free to use the frequencies
again in other cells in the system without causing
interference. What do you call this method?

a. frequency assignment
b. channel utilization
c. frequency reuse
d. optimum frequency assignment




57. Cellular systems are designed so that a phone call can be
initiated while driving in one cell and continued no matter
how many cells are driven through. During a cellular
conversation, when the user reaches the edge of the service
area of a cell, computers in the network assign another
tower in the next cell to provide the phone with continuing
service. What is the method of transferring to a new cell,
which is designed to be transparent to the cellular phone
user?

a. Call transferring
b. Call monitoring
c. Call forwarding
d. Handoff

58. A digital identification associated with a cellular system.

a. MIN
b. ESN
c. SAT
d. SIM

59. What is the transmission rate of GSM cellular system?

a. 128 kbps
b. 240 kbps
c. 64 kbps
d. 270 kbps

60. Station in the mobile service not intended to be used while in
motion.

a. base station
b. fixed station
c. coast station
d. land station

61. Radio communication operation service between mobile and
land stations or between mobile stations.

a. land mobile
b. land mobile satellite service
c. mobile service
d. maritime mobile service

62. A multiple access technique used in GSM cellular system.

a. FDMA
b. CDMA
c. TDMA
d. TACS

63. How wide is the spectrum bandwidth of a single GSM
carrier?

a. 16 kHz
b. 200 kHz
c. 100 kHz
d. 50 kHz

64. The modulation technique used by GSM cellular system.

a. QAM
b. Phase Shift Keying
c. Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying
d. Frequency Shift Keying

65. Best described as an amplifier used in radio telephony.

a. Class A
b. Class B
c. Class C
d. Magnifier

66. This is the Nordic analog mobile radio telephone system
originally used in Scandinavia.

a. NMT
b. GSM
c. PCN
d. PCS

67. What is the meaning of CDPD?

a. Cellular Digital Packet Data
b. Cordless Digital Phone Device
c. Committee of Digital Phone Services
d. Committee for Dynamic Phone Devices


68. Japans standard for digital cordless telephones.

a. Personal Communications System
b. Universal Telephone
c. Personal Handy Phone
d. Nationwide Telephone Services

69. A process that provides security for wireless information.
Information is encoded so that it can be read by a device
with a matching decoding procedure.

a. wireless decoder
b. cellular decoder
c. encryption
d. decoder

70. A cellular phone feature that automatically blows the cars
horn if a call comes in, alerting the recipient standing nearby.

a. alert mode
b. warning horn
c. call horn
d. alert horn

71. A sophisticated service provided by a cellular carrier that
automatically transfers an incoming cellular call to another
phone number if the cellular subscriber is unable to answer.

a. call forwarding
b. call transfer
c. call waiting
d. no answer transfer

72. The electronic memory in the cellular phone that stores the
telephone number and electronic serial number.

a. Random Access Memory
b. Read Only Memory
c. ESN Memory
d. Number Assignment Module



73. The periods of time during which the carriers offer
discounted airtime charges, usually available after 10 p.m.
and before 6 a.m., on weekends and holidays.

a. night time
b. lean time
c. off-peak
d. peak

74. A feature that permits a subscriber to dial a number by
calling the number out to the cellular phone, instead of
punching the numbers in the phone. This technology has
been offered to several models of mobile phones which
contributes to convenience as well as driving safety.

a. automatic dialing system
b. voice-activated dialing
c. automatic call system
d. voice-controlled system

75. This automatically transmitted to the base station every time
a cellular call is placed so that the Mobile telephone
switching office can check the validity of the call, that the
phone has not been reported stolen, that the users monthly
bill has been paid before permitting the call to go through.
Each cellular phone is assigned with this number.

a. Electronic Serial Number
b. Enhanced Series Number
c. Electronic Support Number
d. Electronic System Number

76. The type of cellular phone which is installed in a car or truck.
This unit is attached to the vehicle, draws its power from the
vehicle, draws its power from the vehicles battery and has
an external antenna.

a. mobile or car phone
b. portable
c. electronic phone
d. enhanced cellular phone



77. A radio system that uses digital multiplexing technology to
increase the capacity of the special mobile radio channels.

a. Electronic Data System
b. Enhanced Radio Technology
c. Enhanced Special Mobile Radio
d. Electronic Mobile System

78. A loosely defined future universal telecommunications
service that will allow anytime, anywhere voice and data
communication with personal communication devices.

a. Personal Communications System
b. Universal Telephone Service
c. Personal Handy Phone
d. Nationwide Communication Services

79. What is the meaning of TDMA?

a. Time Data Multiplex Access
b. Telephone Data Multiple Access
c. Time Division Multiple Access
d. Telecommunications Digital Data Access

80. Any variety of North American, European, and Japanese
analog cordless phone.

a. Cordless telephone (CT)
b. Cordless telephone first generation (CT-1)
c. Cordless telephone second generation (CT-2)
d. Cordless telephone third generation (CT-3)

81. A digital cordless telephone standard generally used in
residential cordless phone, a telepoint application, or a small
office WPBX system.

a. Cordless telephone (CT)
b. Cordless telephone first generation (CT-1)
c. Cordless telephone second generation (CT-2)
d. Cordless telephone third generation (CT-3)





82. What is the meaning of PCN?

a. Personal Communications Network
b. Printed Circuit Network
c. Packet Communications Network
d. Pulse Code Network

83. An important feature of a cellular phone subscribing a voice
mail which indicates a light or other indicator announcing
that a phone call came in.

a. alert mode
b. call alert
c. message alert
d. voice mail alert

84. Radio or cellular network that transmits information in small
packets.

a. Digital Packet Data System
b. Mobile Packet Data Networks
c. Cellular Data System
d. Radio Packet System

85. A computerized answering system that automatically
answers the call, plays a greeting in your own voice and
records a message. Depending on the sophistication of the
service; this feature allows notification of call via a pager
indicating that the subscriber received a call.

a. answering machine
b. recall
c. voice mail
d. text messaging

86. It is a one-way wireless messaging which allows continuous
accessibility to someone away from the wired
communications network.

a. Paging
b. Trunked Radio
c. Cellular Telephony
d. Text Messaging


87. POCSAG stands for

a. Post Office Character Standardization Advisory Group
b. Post Office Code Specialized Action Group
c. Post Office Code Standardization Advisory Group
d. Post Office Character Specialized Action Group

88. The paging service that allows a single message to be sent
to a number of pagers.

a. roster message handling
b. group message handling
c. direct access message handling
d. scheduled messaging

89. The following are parts of the Trunked Radio System except

a. channels
b. central controller
c. antenna and tower
d. 48 volts power supply

90. AMSS stands for

a. Automatic Multiple Site Select
b. Asynchronous Multiple Site Selector
c. Automated Message System Simulcast
d. Automatic Simulcast System Management

91. A Trunked Radio feature which enables lost or stolen radios
to be cut off from the system.

a. Talk Prohibit Tones
b. Selective Radio Inhibit
c. Failsoft
d. AMSS

92. The maximum number of characters in a GSM message

a. 160
b. 256
c. 1021
d. 239


93. The TIA specification which is the basis of TDMA which is
designed to operate in both the 800 MHz and the 1900 MHz
frequency bands, thus providing seamless operation on
cellular and PCS systems.

a. ISO-1900
b. IEEE 802.3
c. IS-136
d. IS-140

94. In cellular telephony, a call from a mobile telephone to
another mobile telephone within the same cellular network is
called:

a. mobile reverting call
b. mobile originating call
c. mobile terminating call
d. none of the above

95. The following are parts of the GSM network except

a. Mobile Station
b. Base Station Subsystem
c. Network Subsystem
d. ISDN

96. PN code in CDMA means

a. personal number code
b. pin number code
c. pseudo random noise code
d. none of the above

97. The Base Station in a GSM network is also known as

a. cell phone
b. cell site
c. MTSO
d. PSTN




98. A cellular call handling system that uses digital signaling
techniques to split the existing 30 kHz wideband voice
channels into 3 10 kHz narrowband voice channels.

a. AMPS
b. NAMPS
c. NADC
d. TACS

99. WAP means

a. Wireless Access Protocol
b. Wireless Application Protocol
c. Wide Area Protocol
d. Wired Area Protocol

100. The downlink frequency range for GSM 1900

a. 1710 1785 MHz
b. 1805 1880 MHz
c. 1850 1900 MHz
d. 1930 1990 MHz