UK Area Code information for Laurencekirk

Laurencekirk Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01561 area code to service Laurencekirk and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Laurencekirk Exchange Information

Laurencekirk ESLAK

The Laurencekirk exchange has 111 commercial and 1,229 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
AB30 1BH
AB30 1FG
AB30 1BJ
AB30 1FH
AB30 1AN
AB30 1FF
AB30 1BZ
AB30 1GA
AB30 1TF
AB30 1WZ
AB30 1ZY
AB30 9AH
AB30 9AA
AB30 9AD
AB30 9AE
AB30 1YE
AB30 1ZH
AB30 1ZP
AB30 1ZU
AB30 1ZN
AB30 1YZ
AB30 1ZB
AB30 1TG
AB30 1TW
AB30 1WF
AB30 1WN
AB30 1WY
AB30 1WL
AB30 1TY
AB30 1WB
AB30 1WE
AB30 1GE
AB30 1GJ
AB30 1GD
AB30 1AB
AB30 1AP
AB30 1AA
AB30 1GB
AB30 1GN
AB30 1GT
AB30 1GS
AB30 1GL

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.