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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.
b.
c.
d.

HLR
VLR
AuC
EIR

2. A service feature, which allows the subscriber to send and


receive short text messages from other mobile phone users.
a.
b.
c.
d.

voice mail
text mail
voice messaging
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.
b.
c.
d.

frequency reuse
roaming
hand off
cell splitting

4. The time which a cellular subscriber uses a carriers service


charged per unit time of call
a.
b.
c.
d.

talk time
air time
stand-by time
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.
b.
c.
d.

IMEI
IMSI
ESN
MIN

7. The analog cellular standard, which allows voice messages


to travel through 30 KHz voice channels.
a.
b.
c.
d.

AMPS
TACS
NAMPS
NMT

8. The following are the advantages of digital cellular over


analog except:
a.
b.
c.
d.

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

hand-off
frequency reuse
roaming
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.
b.
c.
d.

NBFM
NBDT
PCM
Modem

11. The transfer of a call from one cell site to another as a


cellular phone moves thru the service coverage area.
a.
b.
c.
d.

hand-off
kick-off
call transfer
roaming

12. The digital channel access method that divides a sequence


of conversation into packets of data according to time.
a.
b.
c.
d.

CDMA
TDMA
SSMA
GSM

13. A channel used for the transmission of supervisory


information from a cell site to a mobile station or vice versa.

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

spectrum allocation
cell allocation
channel splitting
cell splitting

18. The channel responsible for the transmission of signals from


the cell site to the mobile phone.
a.
b.
c.
d.

forward
reverse
control
voice

19. A database used for management of mobile subscribers.


a.
b.
c.
d.

speech
control
common
voice

a.
b.
c.
d.

HLR
VLR
MSC
EIR

14. The database for good and known IMEIs


a.
b.
c.
d.

white
black
grey
red

15. The following happen during cell splitting except:


a.
b.
c.
d.

radio frequencies are re-assigned


transmission power is reduced
hand-off
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

20. The following are the supervisory audio tones used in


cellular phones except
a.
b.
c.
d.

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

10 KHz
20 KHz
30 KHz
25 KHz

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


a.
b.
c.
d.

10 x 20 mm
15 x 20 mm
15 x 25 mm
20 x 30 mm

23. The following are the frequencies used for GSM except
a.
b.
c.
d.

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

PIN Code
PN Code
SIM
IMSI

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


a.
b.
c.
d.

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

10
20
30
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.
b.
c.
d.

2
3
4
5

28. A GSM security measure which is designed to prevent


eavesdropping of user data on the radio path.
a.
b.
c.
d.

IMSI
TMSI
IMEI
MSRN

29. The TMSI should not exceed


a.
b.
c.
d.

15 digits
2 octets
32 bits
6 bits

30. The following are digital cellular standards except


a.
b.
c.
d.

GSM
TDMA
CDMA
NAMPS

31. The uplink frequency range for GSM900


a.
b.
c.
d.

935 960 MHz


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

EIR
AuC
HLR
VLR

33. The following are GSM systems except


a.
b.
c.
d.

GSM900
DCS1800
PCS900
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.
b.
c.
d.

WLL
RITL
FRA
all of these

35. The maximum number of characters in a PCS message


a.
b.
c.
d.

64
256
1021
239

36. Two digital signals whose transmission occur at almost the


same rate are
a.
b.
c.
d.

asynchronous
synchronous
plesiochronous
mesochronous

37. A GSM security measure which is designed to prevent


eavesdropping of user data on the radio path.
a.
b.
c.
d.

IMSI
TMSI
IMEI
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.
b.
c.
d.

Built-in Test Equipment


Automatic Network Analyzer
Computer Aided Equipment
Data Analyzer

39. A switched network providing end-to-end digital connectivity


for simultaneous transmission of voice and data over
multiplexed communications channels.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Digital Cellular System


Time Data Multiplexing
Integrated Services Digital Network
Total Communications Network

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


a.
b.
c.
d.

long distance communications


roaming
global communications
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.
b.
c.
d.

personal cellular phone


telepoint
roaming
personal handy phone

42. What is the meaning of AMPS which is the standard for


analog cellular telephones?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Advanced Mobile Phone Service


Automatic Mobile Phone System
Analog Mobile Passband System
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.
b.
c.
d.

Time division system


Airtime
Duration
Interval

44. The nonwire cellular company that operates in radio


frequencies from 824 to 349 MHz.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Digital Microwave
A carrier
B carrier
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.
b.
c.
d.

Time Division Multiple Access


Pulse Code Division Multiplexing
Pulse Multiple Access
Code Division Multiple Access

46. What is the meaning of GSM, which is the digital cellular


standard for Europe?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Global Signal Modulation


Group Signal for Mobile Services
Global System Memory
Global System for Mobile Communications

47. A digital cordless telecommunications system which


supports voice and data communications intended for
Wireless Private Branch Exchange.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Wireless Local Area Network


Digital European Cordless Telecommunications
Digital Cordless Telephone
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.
b.
c.
d.

Personal Communications Services


Wide Area Network Computer
Mobile Telephone Switching Office
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.
b.
c.
d.

Interim Standard Number 54


International Standard Number 54
Integrated Systems Number 54
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.
b.
c.
d.

Digital Modulation
Pulse Code Modulation
Frequency Modulation
Amplitude Modulation

51. What is the meaning of DCS1800 which is an extension of


the global system for mobile communications?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Digital Communication System No. 1800


Data Communication Standard at 1800 MHz
Digital Communications Service at 1800 MHz
Digital Channel System No. 1800

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


a.
b.
c.
d.

dual system
coupled system
paired-mode phone
dual-mode phone

53. A private business service using mobile radiotelephones and


base stations communicating via the public phone network.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Personal Handyphone System


Specialized Mobile Radio
Personal Communications Network
Personal Digital Assistant

54. The geographic area served by a single low-power


transmitter/receiver.
It categorizes a cellular systems
service area.
a.
b.
c.
d.

channel
service area
site
cell

55. The frequency at which unilateral gain equals unity.


a.
b.
c.
d.

frequency accuracy
phase frequency
maximum frequency of oscillation
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.
b.
c.
d.

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

Call transferring
Call monitoring
Call forwarding
Handoff

58. A digital identification associated with a cellular system.


a.
b.
c.
d.

MIN
ESN
SAT
SIM

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


a.
b.
c.
d.

128 kbps
240 kbps
64 kbps
270 kbps

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


motion.
a.
b.
c.
d.

base station
fixed station
coast station
land station

61. Radio communication operation service between mobile and


land stations or between mobile stations.
a.
b.
c.
d.

land mobile
land mobile satellite service
mobile service
maritime mobile service

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


a.
b.
c.
d.

FDMA
CDMA
TDMA
TACS

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


carrier?
a.
b.
c.
d.

16 kHz
200 kHz
100 kHz
50 kHz

68. Japans standard for digital cordless telephones.


a.
b.
c.
d.

Personal Communications System


Universal Telephone
Personal Handy Phone
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.
b.
c.
d.

wireless decoder
cellular decoder
encryption
decoder

64. The modulation technique used by GSM cellular system.


a.
b.
c.
d.

QAM
Phase Shift Keying
Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying
Frequency Shift Keying

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


a.
b.
c.
d.

Class A
Class B
Class C
Magnifier

66. This is the Nordic analog mobile radio telephone system


originally used in Scandinavia.
a.
b.
c.
d.

NMT
GSM
PCN
PCS

67. What is the meaning of CDPD?


a.
b.
c.
d.

Cellular Digital Packet Data


Cordless Digital Phone Device
Committee of Digital Phone Services
Committee for Dynamic Phone Devices

70. A cellular phone feature that automatically blows the cars


horn if a call comes in, alerting the recipient standing nearby.
a.
b.
c.
d.

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

call forwarding
call transfer
call waiting
no answer transfer

72. The electronic memory in the cellular phone that stores the
telephone number and electronic serial number.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Random Access Memory


Read Only Memory
ESN Memory
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.
b.
c.
d.

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

automatic dialing system


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

Electronic Serial Number


Enhanced Series Number
Electronic Support Number
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.
b.
c.
d.

mobile or car phone


portable
electronic phone
enhanced cellular phone

77. A radio system that uses digital multiplexing technology to


increase the capacity of the special mobile radio channels.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Electronic Data System


Enhanced Radio Technology
Enhanced Special Mobile Radio
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.
b.
c.
d.

Personal Communications System


Universal Telephone Service
Personal Handy Phone
Nationwide Communication Services

79. What is the meaning of TDMA?


a.
b.
c.
d.

Time Data Multiplex Access


Telephone Data Multiple Access
Time Division Multiple Access
Telecommunications Digital Data Access

80. Any variety of North American, European, and Japanese


analog cordless phone.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Cordless telephone (CT)


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

Cordless telephone (CT)


Cordless telephone first generation (CT-1)
Cordless telephone second generation (CT-2)
Cordless telephone third generation (CT-3)

82. What is the meaning of PCN?


a.
b.
c.
d.

Personal Communications Network


Printed Circuit Network
Packet Communications Network
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.
b.
c.
d.

alert mode
call alert
message alert
voice mail alert

87. POCSAG stands for


a.
b.
c.
d.

Post Office Character Standardization Advisory Group


Post Office Code Specialized Action Group
Post Office Code Standardization Advisory Group
Post Office Character Specialized Action Group

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


to a number of pagers.
a.
b.
c.
d.

roster message handling


group message handling
direct access message handling
scheduled messaging

89. The following are parts of the Trunked Radio System except
84. Radio or cellular network that transmits information in small
packets.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Digital Packet Data System


Mobile Packet Data Networks
Cellular Data System
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.
b.
c.
d.

answering machine
recall
voice mail
text messaging

86. It is a one-way wireless messaging which allows continuous


accessibility to someone away from the wired
communications network.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Paging
Trunked Radio
Cellular Telephony
Text Messaging

a.
b.
c.
d.

channels
central controller
antenna and tower
48 volts power supply

90. AMSS stands for


a.
b.
c.
d.

Automatic Multiple Site Select


Asynchronous Multiple Site Selector
Automated Message System Simulcast
Automatic Simulcast System Management

91. A Trunked Radio feature which enables lost or stolen radios


to be cut off from the system.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Talk Prohibit Tones


Selective Radio Inhibit
Failsoft
AMSS

92. The maximum number of characters in a GSM message


a.
b.
c.
d.

160
256
1021
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.
b.
c.
d.

ISO-1900
IEEE 802.3
IS-136
IS-140

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.
b.
c.
d.

AMPS
NAMPS
NADC
TACS

99. WAP means


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

mobile reverting call


mobile originating call
mobile terminating call
none of the above

95. The following are parts of the GSM network except


a.
b.
c.
d.

Mobile Station
Base Station Subsystem
Network Subsystem
ISDN

96. PN code in CDMA means


a.
b.
c.
d.

personal number code


pin number code
pseudo random noise code
none of the above

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


a.
b.
c.
d.

cell phone
cell site
MTSO
PSTN

a.
b.
c.
d.
100.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Wireless Access Protocol


Wireless Application Protocol
Wide Area Protocol
Wired Area Protocol
The downlink frequency range for GSM 1900
1710 1785 MHz
1805 1880 MHz
1850 1900 MHz
1930 1990 MHz