UK Area Code information for Ballater

Ballater Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01339 area code to service Ballater and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Ballater Exchange Information

Ballater NSBLT

The Ballater exchange has 92 commercial and 1,085 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
AB35 5GJ
AB35 5PE
AB35 5QZ
AB35 5QH
AB35 5PQ
AB35 5UZ
AB35 5NA
AB35 5RG
AB35 5AZ
AB35 5WJ
AB35 5ZF
AB35 5WL
AB35 5WZ
AB35 5XZ
AB35 5WN
AB35 5WB
AB35 5WF
AB35 5WG
AB35 5WD
AB35 5WA
AB35 5RZ
AB35 5ZJ
AB35 5XW
AB35 5WY
AB35 5WX
AB35 5QG
AB35 5SW
AB35 5PF
AB35 5QB
AB35 5QF
AB35 5QE
AB35 5RW
AB35 5PH
AB35 5GH
AB35 5GL
AB35 5NN
AB35 5SG
AB35 5PG
AB35 5QN
AB35 5QD

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.


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.


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.