Being able to ensure ship-to-shore communications between the refineries and operations bases on land and the platforms out at sea means that Aberdeen, despite its relatively remote location, has a premium quality and very modern communications infrastructure.
Broadband in Aberdeen is strong, thanks to the demands of high-tech industries such as precision engineering and electronics.
There are areas that still struggle a little with coverage, particularly to the south of Torry. You may also encounter slower speeds in the areas surrounding Middleton Park, Danestone and Ruthriestone.
Aberdeen city centre, including the area around Mannofield, is well served, although students at Aberdeen College to the north are advised to stay to the west of North Street (the A96) if they want to avoid slow download speeds.
Areas within Aberdeen
Bridge of Dee, Mannofield, Torry
Bieldside, Craigiebuckler, Cults, Hazlehead, Kingswells, Mannofield, Milltimber, Summerhill
Mastrick, Northfield, Middlefield, Cornhill
Blackburn, Bucksburn, Dyce, Fintray, Kinellar, Newmachar, Whiterashes
Bridge of Don, Danestone, Grandholm, Persley
Balmedie, Belhelvie, Bridge of Don, Potterton, Whitecairns
Old Aberdeen, Woodside, Tillydrone, Seaton, Bedford
Kittybrewster, Foresterhill, Rosemount, George Street
Telephone exchanges in Aberdeen
There are twelve telephone exchanges in Aberdeen, and many more in the surrounding area. The two exchanges that serve the greatest amount of households are the north and west exchanges.
The north exchange is located close to the University of Aberdeen, north of the city centre and south of the River Don. It’s based near the roundabout off St Machar Drive, near the railway line and close to Thrift Car and Van Hire and Pretty Rooster Hair Design. The exchange’s postcode is AB24 2UU.
The west exchange is situated off Thorngrove Avenue, between the two junctions for Thorngrove Crescent. Rubislaw Tennis Club is close by, which serves local tennis aficionados with three floodlit grass courts and often plays host to competitions, and Heavenly Pizzas is just down the road for an after-court snack. The postcode for the telephone exchange is AB15 7XR.
Broadband providers and services
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Fibre optic broadband
To check fibre optic broadband availability in Aberdeen, see our fibre optic broadband page.
To check BT Infinity availability in Aberdeen, see our BT Infinity page.
TalkTalk fibre broadband
To check TalkTalk fibre broadband availability in Aberdeen, see our TalkTalk fibre broadband page.
To check Sky broadband availability in Aberdeen, see our Sky broadband page.
Virgin Media cable broadband
To check Virgin cable broadband availability in Aberdeen, see our Virgin Media broadband page.
To check BT broadband availability in Aberdeen, see our BT broadband page.
To check Plusnet broadband availability in Aberdeen, see our Plusnet broadband page.