This set of Wireless & Mobile Communications Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “2.5G”.
1. What is the name of the web browsing format language supported by 2.5G technology?
a) Wireless Application Protocol
b) Hypertext Markup Language
c) Extensible Markup Language
d) Hypertext Transfer Protocol
Explanation: 2.5G technology supports a new web browsing format language, which is called Wireless Application Protocol (WAP). It allows standard web pages to be viewed in a compressed format specifically designed for small, portable hand held wireless devices.
2. What is the name of the internet microbrowser technology used by NTT DoCoMo in Japan?
a) Wireless Application Protocol
d) Hypertext Markup Language
Explanation: I-mode is a wireless data service and Internet microbrowser technology introduced by NTT DoCoMo on its PDC network in 1998. It is currently used by other wireless services throughout the world.
3. 2.5G upgrade path for a particular wireless carrier does not match the original 2G technology choice made earlier by the same carrier. (True or False).
Explanation: As 2.5G is the upgradation of 2G technology, 2.5G upgradation path must match the original 2G technology. For example, 2.5G upgrade solution designed for GSM must dovetail with original GSM interface so that change of hardware is not required.
4. Which of the following is not a TDMA standard of 2.5G network?
Explanation: GSM (Global System for Mobile) is a TDMA standard for 2G network. HSCSD (High Speed Circuit Switched Data), GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) and EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) are TDMA standards of 2.5G technology.
5. Which of the following is a 2.5G CDMA standard?
Explanation: IS-95B (Interim Standard 95B) is code division multiple access standard for 2.5G. It is an upgradation of IS- 95 which is a second generation standard of CDMA.
6. HSCSD supports which 2G standard?
c) GSM and IS-136
Explanation: High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCDC) supports the Global system for Mobile (GSM) standard. It only requires a software upgrade at the base station.
7. How does HSCSD differs from the GSM to obtain higher speed data rate?
a) By allowing single user to use one specific time slot
b) By allowing single user to use consecutive user time slots
c) By using 8-PSK modulation technique
d) By allowing multiple users to use individual time slot
Explanation: HSCSD allows individual data users to use consecutive time slots in order to obtain higher speed data access on the GSM network. In case of GSM, it limits each user to use only one specific time slot.
8. GPRS and EDGE supports which 2G standard?
a) GSM only
b) IS-136 only
c) GSM and IS-136 both
Explanation: GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network provides a packet network on dedicated GSM or IS-136 radio channels. EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) is also developed keeping in desire both GSM and IS-136 operators.
9. How is HSCSD different from GPRS?
b) Multiple Access Scheme
c) Modulation technique
d) Switching Technique
Explanation: GPRS is a packet based network. HSCSD dedicates circuit switched channels to specific users whereas GPRS supports many more users, but in a bursty manner.
10. What changes GPRS need to acquire while upgrading itself from GSM?
a) A whole new base station
b) New transceiver at base station
c) New channel cards
d) New packet overlay including routers and gateways
Explanation: GPRS requires a GSM operator to install new routers and Internet gateways at the base station along with new software upgrade. New base station RF hardware is not required.
11. Which new modulation technique is used by EDGE?
b) 8- PSK
Explanation: EDGE uses a new digital modulation format, 8- PSK (Octal Phase Shift Keying). It is used in addition to GSM’s standard GMSK (Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying) modulation.
12. Various air interface formats used by EDGE are also known as ______
a) Modulation and coding schemes
b) Coding schemes
c) Modulating air interface
d) Air interface coding schemes
Explanation: EDGE allows nine different air interface formats known as multiple modulation and coding schemes (MCS). Each MCS state may use either GMSK or 8- PSK modulation for network access, depending upon the instantaneous demands of the network and the operating conditions.
13. EDGE is sometimes also referred as _______
Explanation: EDGE is sometimes also referred as Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS). It is an enhancement of a GSM network in which EDGE is introduced on top of the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS). It is used to transfer data in a packet switched mode on various time slots.
14. What is one disadvantage of EDGE in comparison to HSCSD and GPRS?
a) Low data rates
b) Small coverage range
c) Low speed
d) No advancement
Explanation: Because of the higher data rates and relaxed error control covering in many of the selectable air interface formats, the coverage range is smaller in EDGE than in HSCSD or GPRS.
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