Take a Quiz on India's Telecommunication Industry

Editor, Transfin
May 27, 2020 10:00 AM 5 min play

India's telecommunication industry is one of the world's most distinctive. It is unique because of its size, tariffs, competition and growth prospects. And also because there has never been a day when the sector was bland or uninteresting!

So this week's Quiz Knock is about the telecom industry - a little bit about its origins, a little bit about its future prospects, and a lot about its current controversies, challenges and competitors. We're not sure if this Quiz will leave you feeling "Jioh no, that was difficult" or "Voda easy quiz that was!", but we sure hope it'll leave you thinking "Airtell me more!" (okay, we'll stop).

Without much further adieu, let's take this week's Quiz Knock! Here's what awaits you:

  1. Let's begin at the beginning: When was the telecom sector opened up by the Government for private investment?
  2. Set up in 1997, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) is the regulator of the telecom sector. Where are its headquarters?
  3. Which company was India's first mobile network operator?
  4. Which telecom operator has sought Government approval to conduct trials of the first indigenously developed 5G technology?
  5. Over the past few years, net neutrality has become one of the most contentious issues in the telecom sector. Which of these is NOT a component of net neutrality?
  6. X is the name of the joint venture between Airtel and Vodafone to provide WiFi services across the country and take on Reliance Jio. What is X?
  7. Last year, the Supreme Court's verdict on Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) sent the telecom sector into a tailspin. Which of these is the best definition of AGR, as set by the Government and upheld by the SC?
  8. India's telecom sector wouldn't exist were it not for INSAT, one of the largest domestic communication systems in the world. What does INSAT stand for?
  9. "Batata" is the former name of which telecom company?
  10. Let's end with a tricky one, shall we? Fill in the blank as per the logic of the first two statements:
    Tata Docomo: Bharti Airtel
    Hutch: Vodafone Group
    MTS India: __________


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