Telephone Exchange
Altnaharra Telephone Exchange

Fibre Enabled

BT Logo Fibre to the Premises services are available to customers connected to the Altnaharra exchange. Most customers can now upgrade from ADSL to fibre internet. Suppliers include BT Superfast Fibre, Plusnet Fibre Broadband, TalkTalk Fast Broadband, John Lewis Broadband & ee Unlimited Fibre Broadband


Altnahara Exchange is on the Exchange Activate Program
What is Exchange Activate?
As part of BT Wholesales' broadband access offering, there are a number of smaller exchanges which are broadband enabled as part of the 'Broadband Activate' programme. This allows Openreach to provide fixed rate ADSL services (up to 512k) to a number of remote communities as part of joint funding with local government and/or authorities. Exchanges, including the Altnahara exchange have limited capacity for broadband service and can only be ordered as a 512k service. If capacity exists you can order this limited service.


Local Authority = The Highland Council


UK area dialling code (STD code) for the Altnaharra exchange is 01549

International dialling code for the Altnaharra exchange is +44 1549 or 0044 1549


The Altnaharra exchange is in the Lairg group of exchanges.

5 telephone exchanges form this regional grouping.


OS Grid Ref: NC 56790 35435


Exchange Address

Located at :-
British Telecom,
Telephone Exchange,
Altnaharra,
LAIRG.
IV27 4UE

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Altnaharra -> Highland -> Scotland

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Openreach Identifer

  • Network identifier code for the Altnaharra exchange is NSALT

Static IP Address

  • Plusnet offer their broadband customers the option of a "Static IP Address" for a one off charge of just £5. Make reliable VoIP calls, run a server, host a website or monitor CCTV remotely with a "Static IP Address" from Plusnet

Fibre To The Cabinet

  • The Altnaharra exchange provides fibre services.

21CN WBC

  • This exchange has not been 21CN WBC enabled

ADSL Max

  • This exchange has not been enabled with ADSL Max

ADSL

  • The Altnaharra telephone exchange in Highland was enabled for ADSL in July 2005

Ofcom Classification

  • The BT exchange, Altnaharra is classified by Ofcom as:- Market 1.

Historic Fact

  • Before PhONE Day On 16th April 1995, the STD Code For This Exchange Was 0549 81

PSTN Network Switch Off In 2025

The first stage Openreach propose to facilitate the retirement of their public switched telephone network (PSTN) is to issue 'Stop Sell' dates for specific telephone exchanges. Once a 'Stop Sell' date has passed, communication providers (CP's) will be unable to order any copper based products if a fibre solution is available at the customer's premises. Accepted fibre solutions include FTTP and SOGEA/SOGFast.

Impacted product and services that will be unavailable beyond a 'Stop Sell' date include WLR3 analogue, ISDN 2, ISDN 30, LLU SMPF, SLU SMPF, Narrowband Line Share and Classic products.

Openreach have identified 581 specific 'FTTP Priority Exchanges' that will be the first to receive 'Stop Sell' notices, see below.

Openreach declared the Altnaharra Exchange, Altnaharra as a 'FTTP Priority Exchange' as part of their Tranche 1b list of exchanges and issued a 'Stop Sell' notice effective from Wednesday 13th October 2021

TalkTalk LLU Services are not available TalkTalk

Sky LLU Services are not available Sky