UK Area Code information for Bathgate

Bathgate Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01506 area code to service Bathgate and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Bathgate Exchange Information

Bathgate ESBAT

The Bathgate exchange has 480 commercial and 11,270 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
EH48 1BQ
EH48 1BG
EH48 1BF
EH48 1BE
EH48 1BJ
EH48 1EB
EH48 1BH
EH48 1QJ
EH48 1QL
EH48 1QH
EH48 1ED
EH48 1BL
EH48 1AS
EH48 1BD
EH48 1EE
EH48 1BN
EH48 1EA
EH48 1DN
EH48 1DZ
EH48 1DY
EH48 1QG
EH48 1EF
EH48 1DL
EH48 1QQ
EH48 1BA
EH48 1BU
EH48 1QR
EH48 1QN
EH48 1BW
EH48 1QF
EH48 1DG
EH48 1DQ
EH48 1EG
EH48 1QD
EH48 1AW
EH48 1BT
EH48 1DX
EH48 1TG
EH48 1AJ
EH48 1AL
EH48 1BY
EH48 1AY
EH48 1BX
EH48 1DJ
EH48 1DH
EH48 1AP
EH48 1DE
EH48 1AN
EH48 1QE
EH48 1DD

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.