A number of times, enterprises and individual internet users are concerned about which Internet service provider (ISP) to patronize.
An Internet Service Provider is a company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations.
ISPs may also provide software packages (such as browsers), e-mail accounts, and a personal website or home page. ISPs can host websites for businesses and can also build the websites themselves.
ISPs are all connected to each other through network access points, public network facilities on the Internet backbone.
In this report, TechEconomy looks at Top Internet Service Providers in Nigeria 2023 with emphasis on three key metrics – Connected Subscribers, Active Subscribers, and Points of Presence (POP).
A point of presence (PoP) is a demarcation point, access point, or physical location at which two or more networks or communication devices share a connection.
It is important to note that most of these ISPs offer enterprise services. Yes, we know you might as about the ‘big four’, namely; MTN, Airtel, Globacom and 9mobile. These are primarily focused on individual subscribers. Meanwhile, these telecommunication companies now have Business segments that compete with the ISPs on Enterprise connectivity.
In a nutshell, the rise of commercial Internet services and applications helped fuel a rapid commercialization of the Internet.
The table below displays the number of subscribers per each individual leading internet service provider from the latest reporting to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
Top Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nigeria 2023:
Spectranet is one of the Licensed ISPs by the Nigerian Communications Commission. It received the operating license in 2009 to promote Internet services across Nigeria. Spectranet was the first Internet Service Provider to launch 4G LTE internet service in Nigeria and aims to be a leader in the Internet Services space.
Customer Base: As at Q3 2022, it has 287,075 connected subscribers of which 115,103 are active. It boosts of 648 Points of Presence. You can contact Spectranet via the link HERE.
Tizeti is a fixed wireless broadband Internet service provider (ISP or WISP) operated by Tizeti Inc, using Wireless to provide unlimited internet to residential and small business customers in Africa. Tizeti currently operates within Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Port Harcourt, Benin, Oyo, and Accra. Tizeti operates on the 5.4GHz Wi-Fi and 3.5GHz 4G LTE bands, connecting its Solar Powered Towers to customer premise equipment on customer buildings. Wireless internet propagation is near line-of-sight, not penetrating buildings and windows. The customers connect to the service via wi-fi routers inside their building.
It is an ISP that has demoed 5G in Nigeria during its neXTGEN Tech Conference in 2021.
Customer base: According to statistics on NCC’s website, Tizeti has 39,410 connected subscribers, 18,243 active customers and 131 POP. Tizeti Nigeria Call Center: 01-2291000/ 09087493040.
ipNX is one of Nigeria’s fastest growing Information and Communications Technology companies, serving a multitude of needs across enterprises, small businesses and residents with innovative, world-class services.
Its strength lies in the team’s ability to identify, satisfy and exceed today’s market needs as has been demonstrated in over a decade of experience.
ipNX is a pioneer and a leading Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) operator in Nigeria, and currently provides a number of solutions to various industries and market segments using industry-leading technology (such as its very own Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) cable technology) as the core access network infrastructure and fixed wireless radio services (via licensed frequency).
The Internet Service provider also proffers complementary IT solutions, with a view of covering key commercial and suburban regions.
Customer base: ipNX has 19,068 Connected Subscribers, 13,104 active customers and 53 POP. To contact ipNX, follow the link here.
4. Astramix Ltd
With its office located at Zinna Court, 21 Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro, FCT, Abuja – Astramix Limited is working to become the major Internet Broadband and Data provider in Nigeria.
The company deploys first class communication technology for reliable, uninterruptible and efficient top-of-the range data solutions in the market. With Grade ‘A’ brands as its exclusive sources of airtime, hardware and technology, Astramix is expanding its markets and operational bases to provide uninterrupted connectivity specifically to Nigeria’s Business and Private sectors.
Customer base: Astramix has 15,040 connected subscribers. 15,040 of them are active at its 5 Points of Presence.
VDT is one of the most awarded Internet Service Providers in Nigeria. As a licensed Private Network service provider, VDT specializes in the provision of Enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) and Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) link connectivity using Fiber Optic and Wireless Communication infrastructure and access networks.
VDT offers Broadband communication service to corporate organizations with leased Fiber Optic trunks to the thirty-six (36) states in Nigeria and the FCT, and counting with localised technical support staffers.
VDT is ISO 9001:2015 (Certificate #: BN5966/6288:0313) and ISO/IEC 20000-2018 certified organization (Certificate # ITMS 621838).
This confers the global mark of process quality standard compliance on our ability to meet and exceed customers’ requirements.
Customer base: Available statistics shows VDT communications has 12,767 connected subscribers, 7,294 active subscribers. Although, on NCC’s website, VDT has 59 Points of Presence, however, the company claims its POP increased to 145.
You can contact VDT by clicking this link.
Entered the Nigerian telecommunications market providing intelligence, statistical analysis, consultation and network services, with the intent to make a difference. It bBegan providing mobile phone companies with intercity and international transmission facilities, which established Suburban as an industry leader in this segment with 60% market share from 2003-06.
In less than 5 years the industry evolved to industry innovation leadership in advanced fiber technology, multimedia content distribution, and cloud platform services – a position it has been able to sustain over the last 20 years. Read more and contact Suburban Broadband here.
Customer base: The ISP has 6,354 Connected subscriber, 4,349 of them are active, and it has 6 POP.
For more than 25 years Cyberspace Network has evolved from being just a startup providing Network solutions, to providing connectivity and later growing further to developing software solutions in the quest to solving as many problems as the team possibly can.
Through investing in people and technology in delivering exceptional customer service, its mission had always been to distinguish itself as a complete solutions provider in the industry, providing top-notch services to the customers and partners worldwide. You can contact them by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer base: Cyberspace Network has 4,260 Connected Subscribers and all of them are Active subscribers. It provides services to the customers through 138 Points of Presence.
8. Cobranet Ltd
Cobranet currently offers corporate internet plans for organizations and medium sized businesses over a state- of- the -art -radio network in Lagos, Abuja and Major Cities as well as residential plans on a network topology which is rugged, dynamic and fully redundant with negligible downtimes.
The company provides reliable services to the Nigerian market and position ourselves as a leader in this sector. Know how to reach Cobranet by visiting the site.
Customer base: All Cobrantet’s 3,609 connected subscribers are Active across its 85 POP.
9. Radical Tech Network Ltd
Radical Technology Network Ltd was incorporated in Lagos, Nigeria on 08 Jan 2016 and licensed by the by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as an ICT company to offer Internet Service Providing.
Although its current status is unknown, however Radical Technology Network is believed to have metamorphosed to Coolink.ng located at PLOT 267A, Etim Inyang Crescent Victoria Island Lagos.
Customer base: NCC’s statistics shows that it has 2,641 Connected subscribers with 1,945 active subscribers and 6 POP.
Dotmac Technologies Ltd is among the top Internet Service Providers in Nigeria. Operating in Abuja, Dotmac Technologies delivers broadband internet via Fiber to the Home Technology. Established in 2008, the is an experienced ICT company with a wide range of services that are designed to improve and optimize the services of the clients. Dotmac Technologies customer care line is 019125161
Customer Base: It has 1,968 connected subscribers; 1,608 of them are active across its 27 POP.
11. Ngcom Ltd
Ngcom is a network company authorized by NCC to provide internet services across Nigeria. Ngcom Network Solutions is one of Nigeria ‘s leading Internet service providers offering Unlimited Internet service to residential and business users.
Its core business is to link you to what matters most to you, by offering limitless Internet access with absolutely no data or time caps through fiber optic and fixed wireless.
Ngcom has diligently pursued the mission to empower Nigerian businesses and families to interact with their environment through its unique services across the region.
Customer base: Ngcom has 1,931 connected subscribers and 1,401 are active. It has 10 POP.
You know MainOne as an undersea cable company, right? You are not wrong. However, MainOne is one of the top Internet Service Providers in Nigeria. MainOne, an Equinix Company, is a leading West African data center and connectivity solutions provider with presence in Nigeria, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire. MainOne provides highly reliable services to major telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, small to large enterprises, and educational institutions. MDXi, a subsidiary of MainOne, builds and operates data centers across West Africa. MainOne’s office is located at FABAC Centre, 3b Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria or call: 0700 624 6663
Customer base: with 1,486 connected and active subscribers, MainOne provides its ISP services across 51 POP.
Galaxy Backbone Limited is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Services provider, wholly owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Galaxy Backbone continues to operate, improve and upgrade its common services platform to meet international standards. GBB’s initial major directive when it commenced operations in 2006 was to help reduce and completely eradicate the silos that had been in existence in government as a result of the diverse and expensive manner in which technology operations were delivered across the Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The company was also charged with the responsibility of building a common services platform consisting of in-country and offshore VSAT hubs, a data center, a Federal Capital metro fiber backbone and multiple redundant internet gateways.
A substantial amount of work has been done in this regard and recognizable impact noticed across the federal government agencies. While GBB can state there has been a lot of improvement in the way government communicates with government; with businesses, the international community and the entire citizenry, however there is still a lot more to be done. To contact GBB, send email via: ServiceDesk@galaxybackbone.com.ng or DM on Social media @Galaxybackbone.
Customer base: GBB has 1,417 Connected subscribers. 1,417 of these subscribers are connected. Galaxy backbone has 118 Points of Presence.
14. Hyperia Ltd
Hyperia is a licensed Internet Service Providers in Nigeria. Hyperia as a member of CIS group of companies partners with YahClick (powered by Hughes) notable as one of the oldest names in the African Internet space, having achieved its license in Nigeria since 1997.
Hyperia has its corporate head office in Victoria, Lagos and branch offices in several cities in Nigeria. CIS group, a prominent name in the IT space has its presence in 42 countries in Africa.
Range of services marketed include; Fiber optic and Vsat connectivity, Internet services consulting, E-mail services, VOIP and PABX services, Web development and hosting, LAN and WAN network Designs, Planning and Installation, Intranet and Virtual Private Network (VPN) implementation, Mini Hub supply, ISP design and setup, Microwave – Wifi – WiMax and VSAT Internet connections, and ERP and Security solutions. To contact Hyperia, send email via: info@ Hyperia.com.
Customer base: Hyperia has 1,406 customers and all of them are active. It has 8 Points of Presence.
I-World Networks is rapidly expanding the Next Generation Fixed Wireless Internet connection for Home & Business with Reliable, Cost effective Unlimited internet service at a peak speed of 1Gbps real internet speed.
It specializes in offering internet services to Hotels with hundreds of customers on Wi-Fi connections each day, or an organization with real time ERP software or an Educational institution, they have it all tailor-made for you. Visit here to see how to contact I-World Networks.
Customer base: I-World Networks boasts of 1,327 Connected subscribers, 1,117 Active customers, and 3 Points of Presence.
16. Inq. Digital Nigeria Ltd (formerly Vodacom)
As a global leading-edge solutions provider, inq. prides itself in providing innovative, business-relevant services in Edge AI and IoT, Fabric, SDN/NFV for Edge Cloud, Secure Access Services Edge and Elastic Edge.
The company offers what they call ‘Lagos-Metro internet service’, a high-speed intracity solution which provides customers within Lagos very high data rates using an alternative medium to fiber.
This service is suitable for enterprises in the Oil & Gas sectors as well as banks who require a backhaul to their Disaster Recovery Centers, an interconnection with switching and clearing houses or their Contact center.
It is also ideal for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who need a POP to POP connection. With the Lagos-Metro internet service, customers within Lagos are guaranteed a high capacity bandwidth with the speed and reliability they need to manage their businesses and communicate without barriers. Contact: Depending on your location, you can contact Inq.Digital by visiting the link here.
Customer base: With 1,290 connected subscribers all active, Inq. Digital Nigeria Ltd has 92 Points of Presence.