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ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS

UNIT-1
INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION

1. Discuss the general history and evolution of wireless technology .
2. Discuss the evolution of modern telecommunications infrastructure
3. Discuss the structure and operation of the Public Switched Telephone Network,
the Public Data Network, and the SS7 Network.
4. Explain the basic structure of Broadband Cable TV systems
5. Discuss the usage of the various telecommunications networks and their
relationship to one another
6. Discuss wireless network applications and the future of this technology
7. Discuss the concept of the different generations of wireless cellular systems
8. Explain the basic operations and structure of a 1G cellular system.
9. Explain the difference between 1G, 2G, and 2.5G cellular systems.
10. Discuss the different subscriber services available over 2G mobile systems
11. Discuss the characteristics of 3G wireless mobile systems.
12. Explain the concept of 4G wireless

UNIT 2
COMMON CELLULAR SYSTEM COMPONENTS

1. List the components of a wireless cellular network.
2. Discuss the functions of the following cellular network hardware components:
MS, RBS, BSC, and MSC
3. Discuss the functions of the following cellular network databases:
HLR, VLR, AUC, EIR
4. Discuss the changes in the network components used to implement 3G wireless
networks.
5. Discuss the use of identification numbers with cellular network components.
6. Explain the basics of SS7 signaling used in wireless cellular telecommunications
networks.
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7. Explain the basic operations needed for call setup .
8. Explain the basic operations needed for call release.

UNIT 3
WIRELESS NETWORK ARCHITECTURE AND OPERATION
1. Discuss the cellular concept and explain the advantages of frequency reuse.
2. Draw a diagram of a typical cellular cluster and explain the meaning of frequency
reuse number.
3. Discuss how the capacity of a cellular system may be expanded.
4. Explain the difference between cell splitting and sectoring.
5. Discuss the use of backhaul networks for cellular systems.
6. Explain the concept of mobility management and discuss the operations it
supports.
7. Discuss the concepts of power management and network security.

UNIT - 4
GSM AND TDMA TECHNIQUES

1. Discuss the basic services offered by GSM cellular and the frequency bands of
operation.
2. Discuss the network components of a GSM system and the basic functions of the
mobile station, base station system, and network switching system
3. Explain the concept of GSM network interfaces and protocols, and their
relationship to the OSI model.
4. Explain the GSM channel concepts.
5. Discuss the functions of the GSM logical channels.



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UNIT 5
GSM SYSTEM OPERATION

1. Explain the TDMA concept and how it is implemented in GSM.
2. Explain the mapping of logical channels on to the GSM physical channels.
3. Discuss the various GSM identities.
4. Explain the GSM operations of call setup, location updating, and handover
5. Discuss the GSM operations that occur over the Um interface.


UNIT 6
CDMA TECHNOLOGY

1. Discuss the basic concepts and evolution of CDMA technology.
2. Discuss the difference between the various access technologies; namely FDMA,
TDMA, and CDMA.
3. List the United States frequency bands used for CDMA technology.
4. Discuss CDMA network and system architecture.
5. Discuss network management.
6. Discuss CDMA channel and frame concepts.
7. Discuss the functions of the forward and reverse logical channels.
8. Discuss the implementation of 3G cellular using CDMA technology.

UNIT - 7
WIRELESS MODULATION TECHNIQUES

1. Discuss the general characteristics of wireline and fiber-optic transmission lines.
2. Discuss the propagation conditions peculiar to the air interface for wireless
mobile systems and wireless LANs
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3. Discuss the coding techniques used by wireless mobile systems to combat
transmission errors.
4. Explain the basic fundamental concepts of digital modulation techniques and
their advantages.
5. Explain the basic operation and characteristics of spread spectrum modulation
systems.
6. Discuss the basic principles behind the operation of ultra-wideband radio
technology.
7. Explain the theory behind the use of diversity techniques for the improvement of
wireless communications.
8. Discuss the typical BSC and RBS hardware found at a modern cell site.

UNIT - 8
INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS LAN 802.11X TECHNOLOGIES

1. Discuss the basic differences between wireless LANs and wireless mobile
systems.
2. Discuss the evolution of the IEEE 802.11 standard and its extensions IEEE
802.11x.
3. Discuss the fundamental differences between wired and wireless LANs.
4. Explain the basic architecture of IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs.
5. Discuss the services offered by the wireless LAN MAC sublayer.
6. Discuss the MAC layer operations used to access and join a wireless network.
7. Explain the basic details of WLAN FHSS and DSSS physical layers.
8. Discuss the adoption of the higher-rate IEEE 802.11x standards and the technical
details of IEEE 802.11b/a/g.