UK Area Code information for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 0131 area code to service Edinburgh and the surrounding area on at least 20 exchanges. The 0131 range is actually made up of 8 smaller number blocks starting; 01310, 01311, 01312, 01313, 01314, 01315, 01316 and 01317. These additional ranges allow numbers to be associated with Edinburgh but are not necessarily numbers connected to physical phones in properties in the Edinburgh area.

Edinburgh Exchange Information

Davidson Mains ESDAV

The Davidson Mains exchange has 107 commercial and 7,007 domestic properties.

Pentland ESPEN

The Pentland exchange has 109 commercial and 5,005 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Fixed Rate

Maybury ESMAY

The Maybury exchange has 255 commercial and 7,374 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttp On Demand
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M

Waverley ESWAV

The Waverley exchange has 1,374 commercial and 14,539 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttp On Demand
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M

Liberton ESLIB

The Liberton exchange has 313 commercial and 15,259 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Granton ESGRA

The Granton exchange has 350 commercial and 12,104 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Rose Street ESROS

The Rose Street exchange has 1,869 commercial and 5,709 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Wester Hailes ESWHA

The Wester Hailes exchange has 289 commercial and 8,625 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttp On Demand
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M

Corstorphine ESCOR

The Corstorphine exchange has 323 commercial and 8,693 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Leith ESLEI

The Leith exchange has 1,390 commercial and 22,553 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Craiglockhart ESCRA

The Craiglockhart exchange has 292 commercial and 11,485 domestic properties.

Abbeyhill ESABB

The Abbeyhill exchange has 479 commercial and 14,671 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Fairmilehead ESFML

The Fairmilehead exchange has 106 commercial and 4,488 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Newington ESNEW

The Newington exchange has 763 commercial and 14,251 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Dean ESDEA

The Dean exchange has 344 commercial and 13,923 domestic properties.

Fountainbridge ESFOU

The Fountainbridge exchange has 1,010 commercial and 12,447 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Donaldson ESDON

The Donaldson exchange has 764 commercial and 15,613 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Colinton ESCTN

The Colinton exchange has 82 commercial and 6,220 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Morningside ESMOR

The Morningside exchange has 396 commercial and 9,483 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Portobello ESPOR

The Portobello exchange has 498 commercial and 13,969 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Broadband Connectivity Type Definitions

Different telephone exchanges have different broadband connectivity depending on their geographic location, the consumers they serve (demand and composition of those consumers) and the competative landscape in that locale. As a result there is a mix of services and related performance which BT classify as follows;

Fixed Rate

There for three fixed rate lines; 512Kbps, 1Mbps and 2Mbps. As with IPStream 500, 1000 and 2000, these have an upstream capped at 288Kbps. Note that all of the other WBC products apart from these are strictly rate adaptive (like ADSL Max).

WBC Fixed Rate

Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) offers high-speed, high-performance broadband services.

ADSL Max

BT's original ADSL2+ wholesale product with an option of an upstream cap at 448Kbps or no cap at all. ADSL2+ can achieve up to 1Mbps upstream.

WBC ADSL 2+

ADSL2+ (also known as 21CN (21st Century Network) and WBC (Wholesale Broadband Connect) is a high speed broadband service which offers download speeds of up to 24Mbs and upload speeds of up to 1Mbs.

WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M

ADSL2+ Annex M offers up to 2.5Mbps upstream in the UK. This product is used by many businesses who could previously only find this level of upstream bandwidth with SDSL. Note that there is no option for a capped upstream with this product.

FTTC Range A (Clean)

FTTC Range A is a range where the circuits are deemed to be free of any copper line faults, and any local wiring issues (in a customer's premises). This range is often very wide for both upload and download, and does beg the question of why a copper line fault may exist without being fixed.

FTTC Range B (Impacted)

FTTC Range B is a range where circuits may have copper faults and/or internal wiring issues at a customer's site. The term impacted could be useful, as sometimes crosstalk is mentioned as something that impacts on line speeds, but there is no official word from BT on whether either Range A or Range B take into account the effects of crosstalk.

FTTP On Demand

Fiber to the home (FTTH), also called "fiber to the premises" (FTTP), is the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings such as residences, apartment buildings and businesses to provide unprecedented high-speed Internet access. FTTH dramatically increases the connection speeds available to computer users compared with technologies now used in most places.