Top 7 Internet Service Providers in Nigeria

Internet Service Providers in Nigeria

There are many internet service providers in Nigeria that provide a high-quality connection. When choosing an ISP, the important factors considered are broadband speed, reliability, competitive prices, and coverage.

The guide below lists the top seven internet service providers (ISPs) in Nigeria that you can use.  

Spectranet Nigeria

Spectranet is one of the most popular internet service providers in Nigeria. It provides internet services since 2009 and became the first ISP to launch 4G LTE in the country. 

Spectranet provides fast and reliable internet services as well as affordable and flexible data plans. This ISP also offers a high-speed broadband service called ‘Fiber On Air,’ which makes use of wireless access radio technology, to deliver swift internet connectivity to a customer’s home.

Currently, Spectranet is only available in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Ibadan. 

Its pricing starts from N1,500 ($3) for monthly plans and so many other flexible plans at different price points.

Swift 

Swift provides reliable and cost-effective broadband connectivity to businesses and individuals in Nigeria since 2002. 

This ISP is only available in Lagos and offers full network coverage of 2G, 3G and 4GLTE. Other benefits of using this network include interest-free data loan, multi-users per connection, and an excellent customer support service. Swift also provides other internet-related services such as Web and email hosting, video surveillance, and virtual private hosting services. 

Its pricing starts from N2,040 ($4.4) for monthly plans.

Smile 

Smile – a new market entrant – is one of the best and fastest-growing internet service providers in Nigeria. It provides very fast internet connectivity in major cities. Only a few can match its internet connectivity and affordability.

Smile is available in specific states in Nigeria such as Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, and Kaduna. Prices start from N1,000 ($2) for monthly plans.

IPNX Nigeria 

IPNX is a telecommunication company in Nigeria that not only provides fast internet connectivity but also delivers wireless telephony services to businesses and individuals. This network is known for its ingenious world-class services including the Fibre Optic Service (FOS) and iWireless for residential customers, enabling incredibly high speed internet connections with more than 90% service reliability. 

IPNX is available in Kano, Ibadan, Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt with physical stores called ‘iShops’ present in these locations. 

It is mainly enterprise-focused and doesn’t provide small residential plans. Its pricing starts from N12,900 ($28) for monthly plans.

Cobranet Nigeria 

Cobranet Nigeria started operating in the country in 2003 and has since been providing strong and reliable internet services to individuals and organizations.

The ISP features 3 different internet technologies; UGO mobile which is the mobile broadband access network, UGO Bridge which is the  fixed wireless technology, and the company’s newest Fibre-Optic technology, UGO Fibre service. Cobranet stands out from other Internet service providers by offering customizable bandwidths to Enterprise and SME markets. These markets also enjoy 24/7 monitoring service and technical support, usage reports and up to 50Mbps dedicated internet services. 

The company’s pricing starts from N6500 ($14) for monthly plans.

Cyberspace 

Cyberspace is a Nigerian internet service provider that provides fast, efficient, and affordable internet connectivity in Nigeria. It began operating in Nigeria in 1995 making it one of the oldest in the country. It launched its 4G LTE network in 2014. 

However, the company has limited coverage, covering mostly the major cities in Lagos. Its pricing starts from N4300 ($9.2) for monthly plans.

Netcom Africa 

Netcom Africa provides high-speed business-class internet coverage. It is one of the leading ISPs in Nigeria and has particularly gained a lot of ground in Lagos. Also, it has advanced 4G LTE for wireless broadband and provides managed internet access solutions for large enterprises.

The company doesn’t provide residential plans, only dedicated set up and plans for companies.  Netcom has an impressive array of customers such as Dana, Jumia, Global internet, DHL, etc.

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