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Telecommunications in the United Kingdom: Quiz


Question 1: Broadcast transmitters, which belonged to the BBC and IBA, were privatised during the 1990s and now belong to National Grid Wireless, VT Communications and ________.
Belmont transmitting stationEmley Moor transmitting stationArqivaAngus transmitting station

Question 2: Broadcasting of radio and television was a duopoly of the ________ and Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA): these two organisations controlled all broadcast services, and directly owned and operated the broadcast transmitter sites.
BBCRaidió Teilifís ÉireannNorwegian Broadcasting CorporationTG4

Question 3: All communications trunks are now ________.
Digital electronicsDigitalIntegrated circuitDigital audio

Question 4: At the end of 2004, 52% of households (12.6 million) were reported to have access to the internet (Source: ________ Omnibus Survey).
Office for National StatisticsKaren DunnellNational StatisticianUK Statistics Authority

Question 5: The UK is a focal point for many of the world's ________, which are now mostly digital optical fibre cables.
United KingdomPiracySubmarine communications cableLondon

Question 6: There are five major analogue networks - BBC One, ________, ITV, Channel 4 and Five.
BBC ThreeBBC TwoBBC TelevisionBBC Four

Question 7: ________ also provide access to the internet, sometimes for a fee.
ManchesterLibraryPublic libraryBook

Question 8: As of January 2005, there are now more ________ than people - over 55 million - in the UK.
4GUniversal Mobile Telecommunications SystemSmartphoneMobile phone

Question 9: However, this does not compare with ________, which has achieved 133% market penetration.

Question 10: Microwave links are used up to the 155 Mbit/s level, but are seldom cost-effective at higher ________.
Data compressionVideo compressionVideo codecBit rate


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