UK Area Code information for Leicester

Leicester Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 0116 area code to service Leicester and the surrounding area on at least 18 exchanges. The 0116 range is actually made up of 5 smaller number blocks starting; 01160, 01161, 01162, 01163 and 01164. These additional ranges allow numbers to be associated with Leicester but are not necessarily numbers connected to physical phones in properties in the Leicester area.

The Residential Area of Leicester

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Leicester comprises postcodes covering roughly 109,437km2 containing 10,091 commercial properties and 203,811 domestic properties.

Leicester Exchange Information

Kirby Muxloe EMKRBYM

The Kirby Muxloe exchange has 157 commercial and 6,271 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Glenfield EMGLNFI

The Glenfield exchange has 324 commercial and 13,921 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Oadby EMODDBY

The Oadby exchange has 311 commercial and 8,308 domestic properties.

Leicester Central EMCENTL

The Leicester Central exchange has 2,120 commercial and 16,454 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Montfort EMMONTF

The Montfort exchange has 1,726 commercial and 16,570 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Thurnby EMTHRNB

The Thurnby exchange has 120 commercial and 10,871 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

East Wigston EMEASWI

The East Wigston exchange has 400 commercial and 12,408 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Aylestone EMAYLES

The Aylestone exchange has 339 commercial and 9,015 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M

West Wigston EMWESSW

The West Wigston exchange has 531 commercial and 15,796 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Narborough EMNARBO

The Narborough exchange has 480 commercial and 10,142 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Belgrave EMBELGR

The Belgrave exchange has 761 commercial and 12,667 domestic properties.

Goscote EMGSCTE

The Goscote exchange has 588 commercial and 11,543 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M

St Barnabas EMSTBBS

The St Barnabas exchange has 705 commercial and 12,659 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Evington EMEVING

The Evington exchange has 230 commercial and 7,027 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Birstall EMBIRSS

The Birstall exchange has 107 commercial and 4,826 domestic properties.

Beaumont EMBEAUM

The Beaumont exchange has 354 commercial and 13,674 domestic properties.

Stoneygate EMSTNYG

The Stoneygate exchange has 386 commercial and 9,333 domestic properties.

Braunstone EMBRAUN

The Braunstone exchange has 452 commercial and 12,326 domestic properties.

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.