UK Area Code information for Bridgend

Bridgend Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01656 area code to service Bridgend and the surrounding area on at least 2 exchanges.

The Residential Area of Bridgend

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Bridgend comprises postcodes covering roughly 19,521km2 containing 1,493 commercial properties and 25,568 domestic properties.

Bridgend Exchange Information

Bridgend SWBNP

The Bridgend exchange has 1,220 commercial and 19,284 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
CF31 1DB
CF31 1BU
CF31 1BX
CF31 1DA
CF31 1BN
CF31 1BL
CF31 1BY
CF31 1HT
CF31 1BW
CF31 1BZ
CF31 1BR
CF31 1BQ
CF31 1BS
CF31 1DU
CF31 1BH
CF31 1BE
CF31 1DS
CF31 1EG
CF31 1SZ
CF31 1DX
CF31 3BL
CF31 1BT
CF31 1DW
CF31 1HS
CF31 1DT
CF31 1LE
CF31 1BB
CF31 1BD
CF31 1DQ
CF31 1ES
CF31 3BN
CF31 1LQ
CF31 1DL
CF31 1JJ
CF31 1DP
CF31 1AA
CF31 1EE
CF31 1EJ
CF31 1HU
CF31 1ET
CF31 1DD
CF31 1EN
CF31 1ER
CF31 1EL
CF31 1EU
CF31 1DN
CF31 3AB
CF31 3AA
CF31 1HX
CF31 1SU

Aberkenfig SWAAZ

The Aberkenfig exchange has 273 commercial and 6,284 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Fttp On Demand
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Wbc Fixed Rate
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
CF32 9BS
CF32 9BQ
CF32 9EA
CF32 9BU
CF32 9BT
CF32 9DY
CF32 9BP
CF32 9EE
CF32 9DE
CF32 9EB
CF32 9BW
CF32 9RA
CF32 9ED
CF32 9PU
CF32 9DS
CF32 9BN
CF32 9BL
CF32 9RD
CF32 9DQ
CF32 9RB
CF32 9BH
CF32 9BF
CF32 9HZ
CF32 9DR
CF32 9GE
CF32 9BG
CF32 9PS
CF32 9PY
CF32 9DU
CF32 9EW
CF32 9PL
CF32 9BD
CF32 9DT
CF32 9PT
CF32 9GA
CF32 9RE
CF32 9EP
CF32 9TF
CF32 9GD
CF32 9ER
CF32 9GB
CF32 9AY
CF32 9PP
CF32 9EF
CF32 9DP
CF32 9EQ
CF32 9BE
CF32 9RF
CF32 9EG
CF32 9BA

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.