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Telecom Genius Answers


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The results of our 2012 telecom quiz

The results of our 2012 telecom quiz

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  • 1. Telecom Genius?The answers to our end of year quiz...
  • 2. Thorsten Heins was named as new chief executive of which company?The Canadian BlackBerry maker has had another difficult year under new CEO Thorsten Heinsas it seeks to reverse its ailing fortunes and effectively reboot its smartphone proposition with its newOS, BB10, which is slated for launch on 30 January 2013. 96% got this answer right....
  • 3. In April the LION2 submarine cablewent live. Which operator backs it? LION2 goes live France Telecom-backed submarine cable system LION2–connecting parts of Africa with international networks–was switched on. Full story: 56% got this answer right....
  • 4. In February Telus launched LTE services. In how many cities?Telus launched LTE services in 14 cities, making itthe third mobile operator in Canada to do so, afterRogers and Bell Canada. 27% got this answer right....
  • 5. The launch of Free in January changed the landscape of the French mobile market. Who is the founder of Free? The launch of Free in January changed the landscape of the French mobile market, in no small part due to the influence of Xavier Niel, founder, majority shareholder and chief strategy officer of Iliad, which owns the Free brand 43% got this answer right....
  • 6. What event will Total Telecom launch on the 2 and 3 July 2013 38% got this answer right....
  • 7. The biggest M&A deal of the year was $20.1bn deal for 70% of Sprint. It involved which Japanese company?The biggest of the bunch was Softbank’s $20.1 billion agreement to acquire a70% stake in US operator Sprint Nextel, the largest ever foreign acquisition bya Japanese company.Read the related article: 63% got this answer right....
  • 8. Mobile penetration in Africa is set toexceed what percentage in the first quarter of 2013? 8 % 23% got this answer right....
  • 9. Marissa Mayer became the latest highprofile CEO of Yahoo when she joined from Google and takes over from 3 holders in quick succession. Can you put them in the right order? Marissa Mayer >>> Ross Levinsohn >>> Scott Thompson >>> Carol Bartz 36% got this answer right....
  • 10. Who famously said “the killer app is making calls!” As Steve Jobs said, “the killer app is making calls!” IDT Sponsored Viewpoint h/TTP0113/resources/18.htm 52% got this answer right....
  • 11. Total Telecom will present the third Asia Communication Awards 2013 inSingapore in June 2013. On what date during CommunicAsia is the awards dinner? 52% got this answer right....
  • 12. Who do Ovum predict will be themost successful traditional network infrastructure vendor in 2013? Ericsson will be the most successful traditional network infrastructure vendor due to its mobile radio access network (RAN) and core portfolio, as well as its growing software and services offerings. (Ovum) 30% got this answer right....
  • 13. In June which operator acquired Hughes Telematics? Verizon Communications agreed to pay $612 million in cash for Hughes Telematics. The deal closed in July. 35% got this answer right....
  • 14. Which Latin American country banned mobile operators frommaking sales in late July and earlyAugust as punishment for growingcomplaints over network quality? BRAZIL 58% got this answer right....
  • 15. Which of the following is NOT partyto the M2M alliance formed by sevenoperators to gain scale in the sector? Seven telecoms operators teamed up to gain scale in the machineto-machine (M2M) market. The alliance comprises Telefonica, KPN, NTT DoCoMo, Telstra, Vimpelcom, SingTel and Rogers. BT and Orange are not party to this alliance, although Orange is in an alliance with Deutsche Telekom and TeliaSonera 63% got this answer right....
  • 16. How much did Microsoft pay for Yammer?$1.2billion 70% got this answer right....
  • 17. Simon Moutter took over as the new chief executive of which operator? New Zealand’s Telecom Corp 44% got this answer right....
  • 18. Which operator was named BestWholesale Carrier at the 2012 World Communication Awards? TeliaSonera International Carrier retained their position as Best Wholesale Carrier for the second year running... 38% got this answer right....
  • 19. Which company used the imagebelow in an advert in this issue of Total Telecom+? This image was used in the advert shown By delighted Vipnet d.oo, winners of THE GREEN AWARD at the 2012 World Communication Awards. It’s probably the first time a strawberry has appeared in a Total Telecom+ advert! 10% got this answer right....
  • 20. Who became SFR’s new CEO after a bit of wrangling? Stephane Roussel became SFR’s new chief executive... 42% got this answer right....
  • 21. www.totaltele.comSo are you a telecom genius?MAKE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONMORE TIME READING TOTAL TELECOM!