Telephone Exchange
Beacon Telephone Exchange

Fibre Enabled

BT Logo Fibre to the Cabinet, Fibre to the Premises & Fibre on Demand services are available to customers connected to the Beacon 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


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County, District or Unitary Authority = Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.


UK dialling code (STD code) for the Beacon exchange is 0121


The Beacon exchange is in the Birmingham group of exchanges.

47 telephone exchanges form this regional grouping.


Beacon


Exchange Address

Located at :-
British Telecom,
Telephone Exchange,
Whitecrest,
BIRMINGHAM.
B43 6EE

-> Sandwell -> West Midlands

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Exchange Location



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Openreach Identifer

  • Network identifier code for the exchange is CMBEAC

Your LLU Services

 Telephone Exchange, Beacon (CMBEAC) has been unbundled by TalkTalk

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 Beacon exchange provides fibre services.

21CN WBC

  • This exchange is 21CN WBC enabled

ADSL Max

  • The Beacon exchange has been enabled for ADSL Max since March 2006

ADSL

  • The Beacon telephone exchange in Sandwell was enabled for ADSL in March 2001

Ofcom Classification

  • The BT exchange, Beacon is classified by Ofcom as:- Market 3.

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. Additionally, 'Bandwidth Changes' to FTTC (VDSL2) will not be allowed beyond the 'Stop Sell' date. As an example, customers will be unable to move from 40/10 to 80/20 profiles once the 'Stop Sell' date has passed.

Openreach have identified 221 specific 'FTTP Priority Exchanges' that will be the first to receive 'Stop Sell' notices, see below.

Openreach declared the Beacon Exchange, Birmingham as a 'FTTP Priority Exchange' and issued a 'Stop Sell' notice effective from Tuesday 29th June 2021

LLU services from TalkTalk are available from this exchange TalkTalk

LLU services from Sky are available from this exchange Sky