UK Area Code information for Magherafelt

Magherafelt Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 02879 area code to service Magherafelt and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

Magherafelt Exchange Information

Magherafelt NIMF

The Magherafelt exchange has 4,816 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
BT45 5AB
BT45 5AD
BT45 5DF
BT45 6EA
BT45 5DA
BT45 6EB
BT45 5AG
BT45 5AA
BT45 6AN
BT45 5AQ
BT45 5AE
BT45 6EE
BT45 6QP
BT45 6AA
BT45 6ED
BT45 6AW
BT45 6AL
BT45 5AN
BT45 5DD
BT45 6DX
BT45 6AR
BT45 6AP
BT45 5AH
BT45 5DW
BT45 6AB
BT45 5AF
BT45 6BN
BT45 6NZ
BT45 5DE
BT45 5AJ
BT45 5DB
BT45 6BT
BT45 6BU
BT45 5DP
BT45 5TS
BT45 6DU
BT45 5DG
BT45 5AL
BT45 6AD
BT45 6PR
BT45 5RF
BT45 5DN
BT45 6BX
BT45 5AZ
BT45 6AS
BT45 5DH
BT45 6BW
BT45 5AY
BT45 6AX
BT45 6FD

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.