UK Area Code information for Ballycastle

Ballycastle Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 02820 area code to service Ballycastle and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Ballycastle Exchange Information

Ballycastle NIBT

The Ballycastle exchange has 3,824 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
BT54 6BJ
BT54 6AB
BT54 6FF
BT54 6BG
BT54 6AF
BT54 6AD
BT54 6BH
BT54 6AA
BT54 6AZ
BT54 6AE
BT54 6HW
BT54 6JT
BT54 6ED
BT54 6EU
BT54 6AQ
BT54 6LD
BT54 6AP
BT54 6AW
BT54 6LB
BT54 6AJ
BT54 6DP
BT54 6FD
BT54 6BX
BT54 6BL
BT54 6AT
BT54 6HR
BT54 6QH
BT54 6QL
BT54 6BF
BT54 6FA
BT54 6FB
BT54 6AH
BT54 6AL
BT54 6SD
BT54 6TA
BT54 6TB
BT54 6JZ
BT54 6AG
BT54 6BN
BT54 6AN
BT54 6BU
BT54 6BY
BT54 6AY
BT54 6AR
BT54 6BZ
BT54 6AS
BT54 6LA
BT54 6SZ
BT54 6TE
BT54 6QJ

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.