UK Area Code information for Northampton

Northampton Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01604 area code to service Northampton and the surrounding area on at least 8 exchanges.

The Residential Area of Northampton

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Northampton comprises postcodes covering roughly 57,915km2 containing 4,952 commercial properties and 86,457 domestic properties.

Northampton Exchange Information

Moulton EMMOULT

The Moulton exchange has 582 commercial and 10,207 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Chapel Brampton EMCHAPE

The Chapel Brampton exchange has 128 commercial and 6,431 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

Kingsthorpe EMKINGS

The Kingsthorpe exchange has 697 commercial and 11,812 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Fixed Rate

Duston EMDUSTO

The Duston exchange has 781 commercial and 15,519 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

Cogenhoe EMCOGEN

The Cogenhoe exchange has 64 commercial and 1,416 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate

Hardingstone EMHARDI

The Hardingstone exchange has 540 commercial and 17,840 domestic properties.

Northampton EMNORTH

The Northampton exchange has 1,991 commercial and 14,214 domestic properties.

Weston Favell EMWESTO

The Weston Favell exchange has 361 commercial and 16,865 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

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.