- The number of internet users has risen in the previous ten years, with the NCC reporting over 100 million
- Because of this large number, numerous internet service providers are searching for ways to improve their services in order to capture a large portion of the market
- There are over 190 internet service providers in Nigeria, one of which, Mainone, recently sold to a US company for N133 billion
Nigeria's growing internet population makes the country a darling for internet subscribers local and foreign.
Aside Mobile Network Operators; MTN, Airtel, Globacom, and 9mobile there are several other companies licensed specifically to provide internet service across the country, that are the core Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
NCC database shows that there are currently 190 ISPs with active licences and daily this companies compete for a slice of the nation's internet user base, Nairametrics reports.
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List of top 10 internet service providers in Nigeria
Among the 190 Internet Service Providers here are the Top 10 according to customer base as provided by NCC as at the end of December 2021.
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According to NCC’s the company has 249,179 connected customers, its active customers stood at 119,612 as at the end of December 2021.
NCC’s database, the company is the second-largest ISP in Nigeria in terms of the subscriber number. Tizeti’s total connected subscribers are 21,224, while 15,790 of those customers are active.
IPNX currently accounts for 15,582 connected subscribers, while 11,107 of those customers are active.
4. Cyberspace Network Limited
According to NCC’s database, Cyberspace now has 7,930 customers, out of which 5,710 are actively using its service.
5. 21st Century Ltd
21st Century Technologies Limited has 5,315 customers while 2, 601 are actively subscribed to its service.
6. Cobranet Limited
The company has 3268 subscribers and interestingly all of them are active, thus achieving 100 per cent customer activeness.
7. Suburban Broadband Ltd
For its internet service, the company has 3,200 connected to its network and all of them are actively subscribed according to the NCC’s statistics.
8. VDT Communications
VDT has 2,404 total connected subscribers with 1,731 active users.
9. Radical Technology Network Ltd
A total of 2,260 organisations are connected to the company’s service and all of them are active.
MainOne which was recently sold to Equinix for $320 million(N133bn) NCC’s data shows has 1,569 connected customers, and all of them are actively subscribed to its internet service
NCC Adds 190 new mobile phones to approved phones in Nigeria, makes 1,843 phones authorised
Legit.ng has reported that Nigeria’s telecommunications regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has authorised 1,643 mobile phones for use in Nigeria, according to a story by Nairametrics.
The different brands and models have been tested and found authentic and have met the set requirements of the NCC and can be sold in Nigeria.
The number of authorised phones by the NCC stands at 1,653 as of April last year.