Top 10 Internet Service Providers in Nigeria By Numbers Of Customer

Top 10 Internet Service Providers in Nigeria By Numbers Of Customer

 In Nigeria, Internet service providers (ISPs) are still essential for extending access to the farthest reaches of the country. Nigerians would have been thirsty in the middle of the ocean without the ISPs that are sharing the enormous bandwidth capacity that is available at the beaches of Nigeria thanks to the numerous international fiber optic cables like WACS, Glo1, MainOne, among others.

In contrast to companies like MTN, Airtel, Globacom, and 9mobile, who focus on individual mobile users, ISPs serve mostly business organizations and residences under their own license domain, which is distinct from that of mobile network operators.

Mobile Network Operators are not included on this list of the top Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Therefore, it is not unexpected that the ISPs are counting hundreds of thousands of members while the MNOs have about 150 million subscriptions. According to information provided by the Nigerian Communications Commission, as of Q1 2022, there were 376,740 connected users to the ISPs (NCC).

The top 10 Internet service providers in Nigeria by number of customers as of Q1 2022 are as follows:

1. Spectranet

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) granted Spectranet a license in 2009 to advertise internet services throughout Nigeria. Spectranet strives to be a pioneer in the internet services industry and was one of the first Internet Service Providers to introduce 4G LTE internet service in Nigeria.

According to the most recent information available on the NCC website, this company had the most connected and active users out of all the ISPs granted licenses by the Commission. Despite having 260,725 connected clients, the business only had 121,281 active customers. The business had 630 points of presence throughout Nigeria.

2. Tizeti

Tizeti builds public Wi-fi Hotspots at locations around Africa and offers high-speed broadband internet to residences, businesses, events, and conferences. In order to provide innovative, customer-friendly pricing for unlimited internet service throughout Africa, the firm is utilizing the vast wireless capacity offered by Wi-fi and the falling cost of solar panels to build a cheap CAPEX/OPEX network of owned and operated towers.

The firm is Nigeria's second-largest ISP in terms of user count, according to the NCC database. As of Q1 2022, there were 29, 397 connected users on Tizeti, with 17,438 of them being active users. The ISP operated 126 points of presence.


In terms of total customers among Nigeria's authorized ISPs, ipNX is in third place. The company, which provides cutting-edge, top-notch services to homeowners, small businesses, and corporations, is one of the nation's fastest-growing ISPs.

IPNX, a pioneer and top Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) provider in Nigeria, had 17, 499 connected subscribers as of Q1 this year, with 12, 516 of those users being active. There are 53 places where it has points of presence.

4. VDT Communications

Using fiber optic and wireless communication infrastructure and access networks, VDT is a licensed private network service provider with a focus on connecting WAN and MAN links for businesses. With leased Fiber Optic trunks to all 36 states in Nigeria as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), where they have 59 Points of Presence (POP) and a full complement of technical support employees, VDT is a provider of broadband communication services to corporate clients.

The company, which had been ranked eighth in our previous rating, rose to fourth place in Q1 2022 as a result of additional clients. VDT had 7, 146 active users out of a total connected subscriber base of 11,216, according to data from the NCC.

5. Cyberspace Network Limited

Cyberspace was established in 1995 and started operating the same year as a Nigerian company with 100% ownership. The company has been able to differentiate itself as a full network and software solution provider in the sector thanks to its cutting-edge and world-class internet protocol (IP) infrastructure. With a mission to provide exceptional value-added ICT services and cutting-edge networking solutions.

The business set up its 4G LTE network architecture in 2014 with the goal of giving its clients 10 times greater speed, mobility, and security. In the first quarter of 2022, 3,593 clients were linked to Cyberspace, and each of them had a current subscription, according to the NCC's database. There are 138 locations where the ISP can be found in Nigeria.

6. 21st Century Ltd

Incorporated in 1997, 21st Century Technologies Limited is a licensed provider of information, communications, and technology services in Nigeria. With speeds up to 10Gbps, the company owns and manages one of the largest optical fiber cable metropolitan networks in Nigeria. It also offers fully redundant international subsea fiber capacity from two different vendors and high-speed Corporate Dedicated Internet Access and IRUs for a combined 10Gbps.

2,571 of its 5,296 consumers were actively enrolled to its service as of Q1 2022. The ISP was present in 50 locations.

7. Suburban Broadband Ltd

A leading provider of next-generation multimedia services, Suburban Broadband Ltd. has fiber optic networks in Lagos and Abuja, among other important Nigerian cities. Its offerings include solutions for linked homes, security, and utility management, as well as access to premium content via subscription, TV, Internet, and voice services.

The ISP, which ranked seventh in our Q4 2021 evaluation, gained new clients and moved up to sixth place in our Q1 2022 ranking. All 4,435 of the company's associated customers were active. But it only had three places of presence.

8. Cobranet Limited

Cobranet Limited, which was established in 2003, is regarded as Nigeria's top Internet service and data provider. The business offers a dependable and secure Internet service as well as a data management solution for the online world to every segment of Nigerian society.

In Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, Cobranet provides residential plans in addition to corporate internet services for organizations and medium-sized businesses over a cutting-edge radio network. The business has 3526 subscribers, and strangely, every single one of them is active, giving it 100% consumer activeness. The business is present in 84 places.

9. Astramix Limited

Fast, dependable uninterruptible data and internet broadband are offered by Astramix Limited. The business claims to use the most advanced communication technology and to offer the most dependable, uninterrupted, and effective top-of-the-line data solutions available.

The ISP is extending its markets and operational bases with Grade "A" companies as its sole suppliers of airtime, hardware, and technology in order to offer consistent connectivity, primarily to Nigeria's business and private sectors.

2,040 subscribers were linked as of Q1 2022, and every single one of them was actively connected. The business had five locations.

10. Radical Technology Network Ltd

Nigerian ISP Radical Technology Network Ltd. has offices in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, and Onitsha in addition to Lagos, where its head office is located. The business has always provided the highest levels of customer service quality and responsiveness, which has helped it forge lasting relationships with its clients and establish itself as one of Nigeria's most dependable ISPs.

As of Q1 2022, there were 1,852 subscribers to the ISP's service, and every single one of them was active. Six locations were covered by the business.

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