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Telephone Exchanges (UK)

Last Edit: 21/09/17

There is between 5500-5600 telephone exchanges in the UK, and in UK cities these exchanges can serve over 20,000 premises. Telephone exchanges in the UK consist of broadband equipment from: BT Wholesale, Cable operators (Virgin / NTL) and Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) operators. The larger the exchange, the more likely that multiple Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) operators will have installed broadband equipment in it - LLU Operators install their own independent equipment so they do not have to rely on BT's network. The largest Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) operators are: Bulldog, AOL, Tiscali, CPW, Be, Orange, Sky, Origin, Be, TalkTalk, Node4, KC, Timico, Fluency, Orange, Zen, Entanet, Pipex, Trilogy, Vodafone, and Homechoice. Telephone exchanges include equipment for the following broadband technologies: ADSL 1, ADSL Max, SDSL, 20CN, 21CN, FTTC and FTTP.

Telephone Exchange, Wirral, Merseyside

Telephone Exchange, Wirral, Merseyside

Telephone exchanges are located in the districts of the following large UK cities:

Birmingham: Aston Cross, Bearwood, Birmingham Central, Birmingham East, Birmingham Midland, Birmingham South, Calthorpe, Edgbaston, Harborne, Selly Oak, Smallbrook, Victoria

Bristol: Bedminster, Bristol North, Bristol South, Bristol West, Easton, Filton, Henbury, Long Ashton, Redcliffe, Stoke Bishop, Westbury On Trym

Cardiff: Culverhouse, Llandaff, Llanedeyrn, Llanishen, Llanrumney, Roath, Whitchurch

Edinburgh: Abbeyhill, Colinton, Corstorphine, Craiglockhart, Davidson Mains, Donaldson, Fountainbridge, Fairmilehead, Granton, Leith, Maybury, Morningside, Newington, Portobello, Rose Street, Waverley

Glasgow: Bell, Bridgeton, Cambuslang, Cranhill, Croftfoot, Douglas, Glasgow Central, Glasgow South, Govan, Halfway, Ibrox, Langside, Maryhill, Merrylee, Pollok, Possil, Provanmill, Rutherglen, Scotstoun, Shettleston, Springburn, Western

Leeds: Armley, Chapeltown, Crossgates, Harehills, Horsforth, Hunslet, Leeds Central, Moortown, Pudsey, Seacroft

Liverpool: Aintree, Allerton, Bootle, Gateacre, Liverpool Central, Liverpool North, Liverpool Royal, Sefton Park, Stanley, Stoneycroft, Waterloo

London: Addiscombe, Albert Dock, Balham, Battersea, Bayswater, Beckenham, Belgravia, Bishopsgate, Bloomsbury, Brixton, Canonbury, Catford, Chelsea, Chiswick, Chislehurst, Clerkenwell, Covent Garden, Crayford, Cricklewood, Crouch End, Croydon, Dartford, Deptford, Docklands, Dulwich, Earls Court, Edgware, Eltham, Euston, Finchley, Fleet, Forest Hill, Fulham, Gipsy Hill, Golders Green, Gravesend, Grays Thurrock, Greenhithe, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Harlesden, Harrow, Hendon, Holloway, Kensal Green, Kentish Town, Kings Cross, Kensington, Kew, Kidbrooke, Kingsland Green, Lee Green, Lords, Maida Vale ,Mayfair, Marylebone, Merton, Mile End, Mitcham, Monument, Moorgate, Mortlake, Muswell Hill, New Cross, Nine Elms, Norbury, Paddington, Parsons Green, Pimlico, Poplar, Primrose Hill ,Purfleet, Putney, Rushey Green, Shepherds Bush, Shoreditch, Sidcup, Sloane, Soho, Southbank, Southwark, South Clapham, South Kensington, Stepney Green, Sydenham, Teddington, Thamesmead, Thornton Heath, Tilbury, Tulse Hill, Twickenham, Wandsworth, Wapping, Wembley, West Kensington, Westminster, Whitehall, Willesden, Wimbledon, Wood Street, Woolwich

Manchester: Ardwick, Blackfriars, Broughton, Cheetham Hill, Chorlton, Collyhurst, Manchester Central, Manchester East, Moss Side, Pendleton, Prestwich, Rusholme, Trafford

Newcastle Upon Tyne: Blaydon, Dunston, Felling, Gateshead, Gosforth, Jesmond, Kenton, Lemington, Low Fell, Newcastle East, Newcastle Central, Newcastle West, Wallsend, Whickham

Nottingham: Arnold, Basford, Beeston, Bulwell, Gedling, Longbow, Long Eaton, Sandiacre, Sherwood, Trent, West Bridgford, Wollaton

Sheffield: Attercliffe, Beauchief, Broomhill, Greenhill, Ranmoor, Sharrow, Sheffield (central), Wadsley Bridge, Woodseats