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Top 10 Internet Service Providers In Nigeria By Customer Number In Q4 2021 by ObosiLandlord(m): 1:20pm On May 31, 2022
This list excludes the Mobile Network Operators

Top 10 Internet Service Providers in Nigeria by customer number in Q4 2021

The Nigerian telecommunications market is an ecosystem of different players, each providing services in accordance with the dictates of the licence obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

While Mobile Network Operators; MTN, Airtel, Globacom, and 9mobile are providing Internet service alongside voice and other services as permitted by the Universal Access Service Licence (UASL), there are several other companies licensed specifically to provide internet service across the country, that are the core Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

While MNOs have over 140 million individual customers, the ISPs have mainly corporate organizations as their customers. NCC database shows that there are currently 190 ISPs with active licences.

Nairametrics presents the top 10 ISPs in Nigeria by customer number:

10. MainOne

MainOne continues to invest significantly in bringing the benefits of digital transformation across West Africa. With the influx of private capital coupled with a huge working population, the continent is increasingly empowered to drive growth and development. MainOne specifically caters to the need of SMEs through its SME-in-a-Box Connect, a converged internet and voice solution tailored specifically to meet the needs of small and medium enterprises in Nigeria.

According to NCC’s data, MainOne has 1,569 connected customers, and all of them are actively subscribed to its internet service.

9. Radical Technology Network Ltd

Radical Technology Network Ltd is a Nigerian ISP with its head office located in Lagos and with presence in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, and Onitsha. Over the years, the company has ensured the highest levels of customer responsiveness and service quality, a trait that has earned it a long-standing relationship with its customers and made it one of the most reliable ISPs in Nigeria.

A total of 2,260 organisations are connected to the company’s service and all of them are active.

8. VDT Communications

VDT is a licensed Private Network service provider specialising 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 is a Broadband communication service provider to corporate organizations with leased Fiber Optic trunks to the thirty-six (36) states in Nigeria and the FCT, where they have 58 Point-Of-Presence (POP) and complement of technical support staffers. It has also launched a broadband service for the mass market. VDT has 2,404 total connected subscribers with 1,731 active users.

7. Suburban Broadband Ltd

Suburban Broadband Ltd is a next-generation multimedia service provider with fibre optics networks in major cities in Nigeria, including Lagos and Abuja. Its products include subscription access to premium content, TV, Internet and Voice services, as well as connected homes, security, and utility management solutions.

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.

6. Cobranet Limited

Launched in 2003, Cobranet Limited is rated as a leading Internet Service and data provider in Nigeria. The company provides every segment of the Nigerian society with a reliable and secure Internet Service and Data management solution to the digital universe.

Cobranet currently offers corporate internet plans for organisations and medium-sized businesses over a state-of-the-art -radio network in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt as well as residential plans. The company has 3268 subscribers and interestingly all of them are active, thus achieving 100 per cent customer activeness.

5. 21st Century Ltd

21st Century Technologies Limited is a Licensed Information Communications and Technology Services Provider in Nigeria incorporated in 1997. The company owns and operates one of the most extensive optical fibre cable metropolitan networks in Nigeria with speeds up to 10Gbps, high-speed Corporate Dedicated Internet Access and IRUs for a total of 10Gbps, and fully redundant International subsea fibre capacity with two separate vendors.

It has 5,315 customers while 2, 601 are actively subscribed to its service.

4. Cyberspace Network Limited

Cyberspace was founded in 1995 and commenced operation the same year as a wholly-owned Nigerian Company. With a mission to provide excellent value-added ICT services and cutting-edge networking solutions, the company has been able to distinguish itself as a complete network and software solution provider in the industry with its state-of-the-art and world-class internet protocol(IP) infrastructure.

In 2014, the company deployed its 4G LTE network infrastructure with a promise to deliver 10x more speed, mobility, and security to its customers. According to NCC’s database, Cyberspace now has 7,930 customers, out of which 5,710 are actively using its service.


ipNX occupies the third position in terms of customer numbers among licensed ISPs in Nigeria. The company is one of the country’s fastest-growing ISPs, serving a multitude of needs across enterprises, small businesses, and residents with innovative, world-class services.

As a pioneer and a leading Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) operator in Nigeria, IPNX currently accounts for 15,582 connected subscribers, while 11,107 of those customers are active.

2. Tizeti

Tizeti provides high-speed broadband internet to Residences, businesses, Events, and Conferences and deploys public Wi-fi Hotspots at locations across Africa. The company is leveraging the large wireless capacity available with Wi-fi and plummeting the cost of solar panels to create a low CAPEX/OPEX network of owned & operated towers to offer disruptive, customer-friendly pricing for unlimited internet service right across Africa.

According to 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.

1. Spectranet

Spectranet was awarded a License from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2009 to promote Internet services across Nigeria. Spectranet was among the first Internet Service Providers to launch 4G LTE internet service in Nigeria and aims to be a leader in the Internet Services space.

Latest data on the NCC’s website shows that this company has the largest connected and active customers out of all the ISPs licenced by the Commission. While the company has 249,179 connected customers, its active customers stood at 119,612.

Re: Top 10 Internet Service Providers In Nigeria By Customer Number In Q4 2021 by Nobody: 1:26pm On May 31, 2022
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Re: Top 10 Internet Service Providers In Nigeria By Customer Number In Q4 2021 by SMJay: 8:40am On Mar 17
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Re: Top 10 Internet Service Providers In Nigeria By Customer Number In Q4 2021 by gogeekish(m): 10:29am On Mar 17
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Re: Top 10 Internet Service Providers In Nigeria By Customer Number In Q4 2021 by Ikaeniyan0: 11:31am On Jul 11

Without allowing Naira card, they can't.
With the sub of N33000 per month. They can't.

Las Las, airtel 1TB may win them all.

It will be good for office use only.
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Re: Top 10 Internet Service Providers In Nigeria By Customer Number In Q4 2021 by tecpointdme: 9:48am On Sep 22
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Wireless internet services from point to point. This service eliminates the need for leasing lines or relying on fiber solutions. While these alternatives may provide faster speeds, they often come at a high cost or are not available at all in some rural areas.
So, what exactly is point-to-point internet, and how can you tell if it's right for your company? Let's take a look at this less expensive, fixed wireless, and scalable solution to see if it's time for your business to cut the cord.

What Exactly Is Point-to-Point Wireless Internet?
Point-to-Point (PtP) wireless connections use directional antennas with LoS (Line of Sight) to connect two locations.
To establish the connection, they use a combination of small, powerful, highly-directional aerials, routers, and cables.
The connection can receive and rebroadcast any computer network from one location to another, including an internet connection, for up to 50 kilometers from the origin.
The link is also known as a wireless access point (WAP), Wi-Fi bridge, or wireless bridge.
Point-to-point internet connection wirelessly connects businesses across multiple sites or to the internet. Previously, this was commonly accomplished through the use of leased landlines or underground fiber connections. However, as wireless technology has improved, this option is becoming more popular with businesses due to its faster speeds and lower costs.

How Does Point to Point Internet Work?
Point-to-point wireless connections are not the same as your home wifi. It is typically installed in two or more locations, with a clear line of sight between them. There are three distinct types of setup between individual areas from here.

1) Point to Point Wireless:
A point-to-point network connects two points by a direct line of sight. It can deliver speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps. Some of the most common applications for this type of connection include:
• Adding two or more buildings to a network
• Replacing leased lines with a lower-cost alternative
• Internet systems for businesses
• Setups for video surveillance
• Links for Disaster Recovery
• Data sharing between locations
• Internet of Things systems

2) Point to Multi-Point Wireless:
This option is preferable if you need connections for outdoor hotspots or multiple locations that are both in and out of the line of sight. It is still much less expensive than replacing leased line cables and can provide speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
It is the best choice for:
• Using a single access point device to connect multiple sites
• Corporate networks that are extremely fast
• Replacement of fiber and leased lines

3) Point-to-Point Wireless Mesh Network:
Wireless mesh networks have several advantages, including the fact that they are self-configurable, scalable, and capable of supporting a large number of concurrent connections without sacrificing speeds. This configuration is ideal for high-capacity environments or long-distance outdoor settings. Mesh networks are commonly used for the following purposes:
• Areas where public Wi-Fi is required
• Locations on campus
• Those areas that cannot be cabled
What Are the Advantages of Using a Point-to-Point Wireless Internet Connection?
Point-to-point (P2P) networks help you save time and make the most of your resources. Instead of tearing up streets and parking lots to install wires and conduits, or using a VPN to connect via the public internet for inner office networking, point-to-point wireless networks offer a secure way to create a network for your locations.
• Point-to-point wireless communication offers high levels of encryption and is inaccessible to third parties.
• The lack of physical connections reduces the possibility of accidents or vandalism.
• Increased dependability due to communication devices sharing the same line of sight.
• Can be deployed in remote locations, allowing for cost-effective office-to-office communication.
• Works with a wide area network and physical mediums to improve communication.
• Reliable connections between end users due to line-of-sight communication between communicating devices.

Are There Any Drawbacks?
While point to point wireless internet is becoming increasingly popular and offers numerous benefits, it is not always the best option for every business. When working with wireless technology, you must ensure that nothing interferes with the signals. Large industrial and urban areas with numerous buildings can cause interference and slow down wireless network speeds. The distance and height of the access points are critical factors for a strong and reliable point-to-point internet connection.

If your company is reviewing its network services, it's worth looking into whether the advantages of point to point wireless internet stack up for your company.
While there are numerous cost savings associated with the model, you will not be sacrificing speed or scalability by switching. You simply need to have a clear line of sight for the signals.

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