UK Area Code information for Winchester

Winchester Area Code Allocation

Ofcom has allocated the 01962 area code to service Winchester and the surrounding area on at least 2 exchanges.

The Residential Area of Winchester

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Winchester comprises postcodes covering roughly 12,336km2 containing 1,301 commercial properties and 21,603 domestic properties.

Winchester Exchange Information

Harestock STHRSTK

The Harestock exchange has 106 commercial and 5,526 domestic properties.
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
SO22 6NS
SO22 6SN
SO22 6JB
SO22 6SL
SO22 6HX
SO22 6HU
SO22 6HY
SO22 6NP
SO22 6JE
SO22 6HT
SO22 6NR
SO22 6HZ
SO22 6JA
SO22 6NT
SO22 6JT
SO22 6NW
SO22 6JS
SO22 6JD
SO22 6NJ
SO22 6JR
SO22 6LJ
SO22 6JU
SO22 6LG
SO22 6JF
SO22 6LQ
SO22 6NU
SO22 6JP
SO22 6JW
SO22 6JN
SO22 6LL
SO22 6NQ
SO22 6NN
SO22 6LH
SO22 6LY
SO22 6JG
SO22 6JQ
SO22 6JL
SO22 6LN
SO22 6PH
SO22 6JX
SO22 6LZ
SO22 6NA
SO22 6JH
SO22 6LW
SO22 6LX
SO22 6NX
SO22 6ND
SO22 6QE
SO22 6NB
SO22 6PA

Winchester STWINCH

The Winchester exchange has 1,195 commercial and 16,077 domestic properties.
Adsl Max
Fixed Rate
Fttc Range A (Clean)
Fttc Range B (Impacted)
Wbc Fixed Rate
Wbc Adsl 2+
Wbc Adsl 2+ Annex M
Some postcodes covered by this exange include;
SO23 8DG
SO23 8BA
SO23 8LP
SO23 8UN
SO23 8WJ
SO23 8QR
SO23 8EZ
SO23 8WL
SO23 8HW
SO23 8AZ
SO23 8AU
SO23 8WF
SO23 8FY
SO23 8QT
SO23 8FB
SO23 8FD
SO23 8WY
SO23 8XA
SO23 8XJ
SO23 8XT
SO23 8YB
SO23 8ZP
SO23 8ZR
SO23 8DD
SO23 8AA
SO23 8DH
SO23 8DB
SO23 8DF
SO23 8DQ
SO23 8HP
SO23 8AX
SO23 8DA
SO23 8BU
SO23 8AS
SO23 8GW
SO23 8BP
SO23 8TL
SO23 8AT
SO23 8DN
SO23 8QY
SO23 8BX
SO23 8BW
SO23 8DP
SO23 7XH
SO23 8AL
SO23 8BQ
SO23 8AH
SO23 8DJ
SO23 8BZ
SO23 8DR

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.