UK Area Code information for Launceston

Launceston Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01566 area code to service Launceston and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Launceston

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Launceston comprises postcodes covering roughly 3,148km2 containing 539 commercial properties and 4,890 domestic properties.

Launceston Exchange Information

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The Launceston exchange has 539 commercial and 4,890 domestic properties.
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Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
PL15 9AB
PL15 8BY
PL15 9AR
PL15 9AA
PL15 9AS
PL15 9ED
PL15 9EG
PL15 9AQ
PL15 9AW
PL15 9BG
PL15 9AE
PL15 9AH
PL15 9EB
PL15 9BA
PL15 7AQ
PL15 9DZ
PL15 9EA
PL15 8EU
PL15 9AY
PL15 7BG
PL15 9DY
PL15 9AP
PL15 9AT
PL15 9AX
PL15 7AA
PL15 7AH
PL15 7AN
PL15 9YZ
PL15 9EH
PL15 9AL
PL15 7AW
PL15 7AG
PL15 7AB
PL15 9DX
PL15 9AJ
PL15 7AD
PL15 8AL
PL15 9TE
PL15 8AA
PL15 8AJ
PL15 9DH
PL15 9TD
PL15 8AG
PL15 8XD
PL15 9AU
PL15 9DP
PL15 9DD
PL15 8AN
PL15 7AP
PL15 9TG

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.