UK Area Code information for Newcastle (Co. Down)

Newcastle (Co. Down) Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 02843 area code to service Newcastle (Co. Down) and the surrounding area on at least 2 exchanges.

Newcastle (Co. Down) Exchange Information

Dundrum NIDR

The Dundrum exchange has 994 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
BT33 0BG
BT33 0TN
BT33 0BJ
BT33 0BE
BT33 0BH
BT33 0BL
BT33 0QU
BT33 0DA
BT33 0AN
BT33 0BN
BT33 0DD
BT33 0AS
BT33 0AL
BT33 0DB
BT33 0AW
BT33 0BQ
BT33 0BY
BT33 0AH
BT33 0BZ
BT33 0BW
BT33 0BP
BT33 0AR
BT33 0AP
BT33 0SP
BT33 0AU
BT33 0AX
BT33 0BR
BT33 0AJ
BT33 0BD
BT33 0RJ
BT33 0AD
BT33 0AY
BT33 0ES
BT33 0BS
BT33 0RQ
BT33 0BU
BT33 0RX
BT33 0SJ
BT33 0FE
BT33 0BX
BT33 0BA
BT33 0UD
BT33 0AT
BT33 0BB
BT33 0LP
BT33 0AF
BT33 0EH
BT33 0GW
BT33 0BT
BT33 0QW

Newcastle NINE

The Newcastle exchange has 4,377 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
BT33 0BG
BT33 0TN
BT33 0BJ
BT33 0BE
BT33 0BH
BT33 0BL
BT33 0QU
BT33 0DA
BT33 0AN
BT33 0BN
BT33 0DD
BT33 0AS
BT33 0AL
BT33 0DB
BT33 0AW
BT33 0BQ
BT33 0BY
BT33 0AH
BT33 0BZ
BT33 0BW
BT33 0BP
BT33 0AR
BT33 0AP
BT33 0SP
BT33 0AU
BT33 0AX
BT33 0BR
BT33 0AJ
BT33 0BD
BT33 0RJ
BT33 0AD
BT33 0AY
BT33 0ES
BT33 0BS
BT33 0RQ
BT33 0BU
BT33 0RX
BT33 0SJ
BT33 0FE
BT33 0BX
BT33 0BA
BT33 0UD
BT33 0AT
BT33 0BB
BT33 0LP
BT33 0AF
BT33 0EH
BT33 0GW
BT33 0BT
BT33 0QW

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.