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How many phone exchanges are there in the UK?

BRABUS
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How many phone exchanges are there in the UK?

Sorry for the random question but it just popped into my head and I had to ask  Roll eyes
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David_W
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Re: How many phone exchanges are there in the UK?

Nearly 5,600 according to Sam Knows Smiley
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Re: How many phone exchanges are there in the UK?

That sounds about right. In my days with the Post Office/BT, ISTR that in round figures, there were about 600 'group switching centres' with an average of nine dependent exchanges within the group.
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x47c
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Re: How many phone exchanges are there in the UK?

fractionally under 5600 odd Exchanges, of them very very approximately 1500 are market 3, 700 market 2, and the rest 3000+ market 1.
(There will be an ofcom document somewhere with the accurate figures)
Approx BT network figures suitably rounded
100000 PCP street cabinets
5 million joint boxes and 5 million distribution points
just over 30 million land lines
Apprentice
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Re: How many phone exchanges are there in the UK?

If you can believe some statistics then TalkTalk have unbundled at least 2208 of them ....... but not mine Tongue
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Re: How many phone exchanges are there in the UK?

TalkTalk haven't unbundle any exchanges only Openreach can unbundle exchanges.  Wink