UK Area Code information for Fortrose

Fortrose Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01381 area code to service Fortrose and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Fortrose Exchange Information

Fortrose NSFSE

The Fortrose exchange has 59 commercial and 1,674 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
IV10 8TQ
IV10 8SA
IV10 8RJ
IV10 8TG
IV10 8UA
IV10 8TX
IV10 8SF
IV10 8WD
IV10 8TF
IV10 8TE
IV10 8SB
IV10 8SQ
IV10 8TZ
IV10 8TH
IV10 8SY
IV10 8WE
IV10 8WY
IV10 8SU
IV10 8YB
IV10 8YF
IV10 8WB
IV10 8WZ
IV10 8TB
IV10 8TL
IV10 8WA
IV10 8TD
IV10 8SG
IV10 8TA
IV10 8TN
IV10 8RW
IV10 8TJ
IV10 8SZ
IV10 8TW
IV10 8SX
IV10 8ST
IV10 8TP
IV10 8TR
IV10 8RQ
IV10 8TS
IV10 8RS
IV10 8UB
IV10 8RT
IV10 8AD
IV10 8RR
IV10 8TY
IV10 8AA
IV10 8AB
IV10 8XA
IV10 8SR
IV10 8US

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.