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2G GSM Netwok Evolution History - MCQ Questions and Answers 1

Study these MCQ Questions and Answers on 2G GSM Network Evolution and History. It covers who used GSM first, who made the first call and other details. Attend Job interviews and college exams easily.



1) GSM corresponds to which generation?
A) 1G
B) 1.5G
C) 2G
D) 3G
Answer [=]
C
2) What is the type signalling between Mobile Station and Base Transceiver Station in a 2G technology?
A) Analog
B) Digital
C) Discrete
D) Dampened
Answer [=]
B
3) GSM stands for?
A) Global System for Mobile Communication
B) Global Service for Mobile Communication
C) Geo Synchronous Mobile Communication
D) None of the above
Answer [=]
A
4) GSM technology was a standard developed by ?
A) United Kingdom
B) United States
C) Europe
D) Australia
Answer [=]
C
5) Who developed standards for GSM technology?
A) ANSI - American National Standards Institute
B) ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute
C) IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
D) None of the above
Answer [=]
B
6) Data service started or offered by 2G GSM technology is?
A) GPRS
B) EDGE
C) H
D) A and B
Answer [=]
D
7) GPRS stands for ?
A) General Packet Radio Service
B) General Packet Radio Pilot
C) Generation Pilot Radio Service
D) None of the above
Answer [=]
A
8) EDGE stands for?
A) Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution
B) Enhanced Data for GSM
C) Enhanced Data for GSM Enhanced
D) None of the above
Answer [=]
A
9) EDGE services are considered as _____ generation services.
A) 2G
B) 2.5G
C) 3G
D) None of the above
Answer [=]
B
10) Which country deployed the first GSM network?
A) USA
B) UK
C) France
D) Finland
Answer [=]
D
Explanation:

Finland started GSM services in the year 1991.

11) The type of switching used in a GSM network is _____?
A) Circuit Switching
B) Packet Switching
C) A and B
D) None
Answer [=]
C
12) Which is the non European country operator to deploy GSM services?
A) AT&T
B) NTT
C) Telecom Australia
D) Docomo
Answer [=]
C
13) The world's first GSM call was made on?
A) 1990 July 1st
B) 1991 July 1st
C) 1992 July 1st
D) 1993 July 1st
Answer [=]
B
Explanation:

Finnish PM, Harri Holkeri made the call using TeleNokia and Siemens network.

14) When did FAX, Data and SMS services in GSM network launch?
A) 1991
B) 1995
C) 1997
D) 2000
Answer [=]
B
15) Commercial GPRS enabled handsets or mobiles were launched in ______ year for the first time.
A) 1995
B) 1997
C) 2000
D) 2003
Answer [=]
C
16) Choose frequency band that was chosen to operate a GSM Network?
A) 900MHz
B) 1800MHz
C) 850, 1900MHz
D) All the above
Answer [=]
D
17) Which is first operator to shutdown 2G or GSM services completely?
A) AT&T
B) TELSTRA, Australia
C) NTT, Japan
D) Vodafone, UK
Answer [=]
B
Explanation:

In 1996.

18) Cryptographic algorithms used by GSM technology are ______?
A) A5/1
B) A5/2
C) A5/3
D) All the above
Answer [=]
D
Explanation:

A5/1 and A5/2 algorithms can be broken easily.

19) GPRS Encryption algorithms are ______ ?
A) GEA/1
B) GEA/2
C) GEA/3
D) All the above
Answer [=]
D
Explanation:

GPRS Algorithms GEA/1 & GEA/2 are weak.

20) Which frequency band supports more coverage area in a GSM or 2G network?
A) 1900MHz
B) 1800MHz
C) 900MHz
D) None of the above
Answer [=]
C
Explanation:

Less frequency travels more distance.