UK Area Code information for Lowestoft

Lowestoft Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01502 area code to service Lowestoft and the surrounding area on at least 2 exchanges.

The Residential Area of Lowestoft

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Lowestoft comprises postcodes covering roughly 21,525km2 containing 1,472 commercial properties and 34,519 domestic properties.

Lowestoft Exchange Information

Lowestoft EALOW

The Lowestoft exchange has 1,396 commercial and 31,324 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
NR32 1QR
NR32 1NJ
NR32 1RQ
NR32 1LW
NR32 1LJ
NR32 1PG
NR32 1LP
NR32 1AE
NR32 1QX
NR32 1RW
NR32 1RH
NR32 1QP
NR32 1LS
NR32 1BJ
NR32 1YW
NR32 1LT
NR32 1AA
NR32 1LU
NR32 2AQ
NR32 1DR
NR32 2AG
NR32 1LR
NR32 1EU
NR32 1EX
NR32 1EY
NR32 1QY
NR32 1RU
NR32 1RJ
NR32 1RN
NR32 1RL
NR32 2AJ
NR32 1BL
NR32 1LL
NR32 1LN
NR32 1ES
NR32 2AA
NR32 1BH
NR32 2JP
NR32 1ET
NR32 1QS
NR32 1QT
NR32 1QU
NR32 1EP
NR32 1LX
NR32 1ER
NR32 1NQ
NR32 1EB
NR32 2JS
NR32 1NP
NR32 1EW

Blundeston EABLU

The Blundeston exchange has 76 commercial and 3,195 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
NR32 5HA
NR32 5EP
NR32 5DB
NR32 5HE
NR32 5EZ
NR32 5EU
NR32 5DA
NR32 5JZ
NR32 5EX
NR32 5DD
NR32 5HB
NR32 5EY
NR32 5DF
NR32 4AD
NR32 4WD
NR32 5DE
NR32 4WB
NR32 5HF
NR32 4TZ
NR32 5JF
NR32 4WH
NR32 4WA
NR32 5DZ
NR32 5DG
NR32 5NJ
NR32 4TG
NR32 5JG
NR32 5HD
NR32 4WF
NR32 5HQ
NR32 4NN
NR32 4NW
NR32 4WL
NR32 4QG
NR32 4WG
NR32 4NJ
NR32 5HL
NR32 4NH
NR32 5JE
NR32 4GE
NR32 4QQ
NR32 5JB
NR32 4NL
NR32 4NQ
NR32 4GA
NR32 4TA
NR32 4LL
NR32 5HJ
NR32 5JD
NR32 4WJ

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.