Table of Contents
- MTN Nigeria
- Globacom Limited
- Airtel Networks Limited
- 9 Mobile
- Smile Nigeria
- Swift Networks Limited
- Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NTEL)
- We Konnect
- L.M.Ericsson (Nigeria) Limited
- Backbone Connectivity Network
- Official website: https://www.mtn.ng/
From the very first phone call, made at Maritime House Apapa on May 16, 2001, MTN Nigeria has been facilitating connections that matter. Its customers’ continued support and patronage have made its growth and success possible. Today, MTN Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest providers of communications services, connecting approximately 69 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world. Its leadership position in coverage, capacity, and innovation has remained constant since its launch in 2001.
MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a multinational telecommunications group operating in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
- Official website: http://www.gloworld.com/
Globacom Limited, commonly known as Glo (Global communication), is a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company founded on 29 August 2003 by Mike Adenuga. As of June 2018, the company employs more than 3,500 people worldwide.
In 2011, GLO became the first telecommunication company to build an $800 million high-capacity fiber-optic cable known as Glo-1, a submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. It is the first successful submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria.
Glo Mobile, a subsidiary of Globacom, is Nigeria’s second largest Mobile Network Operator. In the first year of operation, it had one million subscribers in over 87 towns in Nigeria and over 120 billion Naira in revenues. Glo Mobile has now spread to other African countries, namely Benin and Ghana. Glo Mobile’s subscriber base in Nigeria stood at over 45 million by December 2018. As of November 2020, the subscription level has hit 54 million.
Airtel Networks Limited
- Official website: https://www.airtel.com.ng/
Airtel Networks Limited is a leading telecommunications services provider with headquarters in Lagos, the commercial nerve center of Nigeria. The telco ranks among the top three mobile service providers in terms of subscribers, with a customer base of more than 50 million as of December 2019. The company’s offerings include 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, Home Broadband, and enterprise services.
Airtel Networks Limited is a subsidiary of Airtel Africa Plc, a Pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa.
Airtel Africa is driven by the vision of providing affordable and innovative mobile services to all and is supported in pursuing this vision by its largest shareholder, Bharti Airtel. Airtel Africa had over 110 million customers across its operations at the end of March 2020.
- Official website: https://9mobile.com.ng/
Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. (EMTS), trading as ‘9mobile, is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS to provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services, and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.
- Official website: https://smile.com.ng/
Smile Communications provides 4G LTE mobile broadband in several countries in Africa. Its objective is to become the broadband provider of choice for SuperFast mobile broadband internet and SuperClear voice services in each of its markets and to provide over 300 million potential customers in its countries of operation with a fast, reliable, and high-quality broadband internet to accelerate development and wealth creation. Its mission is a fully connected Africa enabled by a team driven by passion, integrity, humility, and humanity.
- Official website: https://www.mainone.net/
MainOne, an Equinix Company, is a leading West African data center and connectivity solutions provider in Nigeria, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire. Equinix, Inc. extends the benefits of digital infrastructure into the strategic African market following the acquisition of MainOne and its MDXi subsidiary.
MainOne continues to invest significantly in bringing the benefits of digital transformation across West Africa. With its subsea cable, growing metropolitan infrastructure, and data center ecosystem, MainOne is uniquely positioned to accelerate the development of digital infrastructure in the region. Its world-class submarine cable system running down the coast of West Africa, state-of-the-art IP NGN network, growing regional and metro terrestrial fiber optic networks, and data center facilities enable services for businesses needing digital access in West Africa.
- Official website: https://www.spectranet.com.ng/
Spectranet was awarded a License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2009 to promote Internet services across Nigeria. Spectranet was the first Internet Service Provider to launch 4G LTE internet service in Nigeria, aiming to be a leader in the Internet Services space.
Their principle is to connect you to what matters most to you. They strive tirelessly to achieve this objective by giving you an Internet experience that’s better than the industry standard.
Swift Networks Limited
- Official website: https://www.swiftng.com/
Swift Networks Limited is a facilities-based telecommunications services provider. The company was founded in 2002 when it bided and obtained a Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) License from Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide multi-service broadband connectivity services to businesses and residential subscribers. Since its inception, Swift Networks has invested heavily in “next generation” networking technologies to build a multi-service network platform. Swift Networks holds an exclusive wireless spectrum license from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), allowing it to operate end-to-end reliable, fiber-like connectivity services in the exclusively licensed and interference-free 3.5GHZ spectrum. Swift Networks Limited has recently attracted foreign direct investment from The International Finance Corporation (IFC), European Investment Bank, and Commonwealth Development Corporation under the Capital Alliance Private Equity II fund scheme managed by Capital Alliance Nigeria. Accordingly, Swift Networks has the requisite financial and organizational resources to become Nigeria’s leading broadband connectivity Services provider.
Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NTEL)
- Official website: https://www.ntel.com.ng/
Ntel is Nigeria’s most revolutionary telecommunications company which provides a 4G LTE Advanced network that delivers superfast call-connect times, crystal clear Voice over LTE, and extraordinarily high internet access speed.
Ntel’s LTE Advanced network is designed on 900/1800 Mhz frequency bands which, combined with Carrier Aggregation and Multiple Antennae (4X4) technology, enable maximum and average throughput rates of 230Mbps and 60Mbps, respectively.
- Official website: https://www.netcomafrica.com/
As Nigeria’s leading Managed Service Provider, Netcom can help your business’s digital transformation quickly, securely, and reliably with their suite of managed solutions.
Since 2004, companies across Nigeria have relied on Netcom to ensure they are connected to the world. Over time, they have transformed to meet clients’ demands with a host of leading solutions by partnering with local and global experts and OEMs. Today they are the leading MSP (Managed Service Provider) in Nigeria, with hundreds of companies relying on their expertise and leading solutions to help them navigate their digital transformation. The technology landscape is complex and ever-changing, and they have a solid understanding of the problems and solutions that will drive your business into the future. They not only have the expertise and solutions to bring about a fundamental change in how you do business, but they have also taken that journey themselves.
- Official website: https://africa.konnect.com/
As a multinational satellite-based internet provider, they’re the first in Africa to provide a network speed of up to 100 Mbps constantly.
Thanks to Eutelsat’s 40 years of experience, their Konnect satellite is already beaming Internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps to people throughout Africa.
Say hello to satellite technology for superfast Internet wherever you live in Nigeria. Tired of waiting for an overstretched signal or new network rollout to come to you? Get konnected today anywhere in Nigeria.
Get in touch today to join others using Internet services across Nigeria.
L.M.Ericsson (Nigeria) Limited
As a part of the multinational Ericsson group, their branch in Nigeria is the first telecommunications company in Nigeria planning to make 5G broadband network connectivity a reality.
Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. They enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making their customers successful in a fully connected world.
Backbone Connectivity Network
- Official website: https://bcnnigeria.net/
Backbone Connectivity Network is a limited liability company incorporated in 2004 and licensed by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to provide Metropolitan Fibre Access and National Long-Distance Transmission services. It has additional licenses to provide Internet Services and Unified Communication Solutions.
The company has since grown from primarily providing carrier services to a Unified Communication Service Provider, providing the best connectivity and Internet Access Services to organizations across various sectors both locally and internationally.
BCN’s coverage extends throughout Nigeria and internationally. Specifically, they have over 1,000km of wholly-owned Fibre infrastructure within the country’s North-Central and North Eastern parts. Therefore, they can provide reliable connectivity services to their customers, ensuring the highest level of availability, making it the go-to provider for all your telecommunication needs.
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