UK Area Code information for Oswestry

Oswestry Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01691 area code to service Oswestry and the surrounding area on at least 1 exchange.

The Residential Area of Oswestry

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Oswestry comprises postcodes covering roughly 5,678km2 containing 834 commercial properties and 11,508 domestic properties.

Oswestry Exchange Information

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The Oswestry exchange has 834 commercial and 11,508 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
SY11 1RW
SY11 1RJ
SY11 1RP
SY11 1RN
SY11 1AH
SY11 1RH
SY11 2ST
SY11 2TR
SY11 2TE
SY11 2TF
SY11 2SY
SY11 1RR
SY11 1YY
SY11 1AY
SY11 2YY
SY11 2EW
SY11 2TP
SY11 2TN
SY11 2TB
SY11 1RS
SY11 2SS
SY11 2SZ
SY11 1RU
SY11 2TQ
SY11 2TG
SY11 1AW
SY11 2AB
SY11 1RT
SY11 1BF
SY11 1AX
SY11 2HQ
SY11 2HG
SY11 2SP
SY11 2TD
SY11 2EG
SY11 1RX
SY11 2SL
SY11 2AE
SY11 1RZ
SY11 2SX
SY11 2SU
SY11 1AS
SY11 2TH
SY11 1AZ
SY11 1RY
SY11 1SA
SY11 1AF
SY11 1AG
SY11 1AR
SY11 1PT

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.