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10 Best Internet Service Provider in Nigeria 2015

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10_best_ISP_NigeriaInternet Service Providers (ISP) serves as the main entry or gateway access to the world largest network of computers, the internet. ISP companies are charged with the sole responsibilities of providing, distributing and regulating internet access to individuals, organizations and government establishment.

I have researched and come up with the 10 best and reliable ISP companies in 2015 with reference to Nigeria. My list is drawn from personal experience and general opinion of internet users. The list rank from top to least.

1. NETCOM Africa: The folks at Netcome Africa has been pioneering fastest and superior internet service in Nigeria for a while now. They are still very much strong in 2015 and able to top our number one spot. They provide both Internet and VPN service to individuals, corporate organizations. Most of their customers are big corporate companies probably as a result of their high data plan but it worth it if you have the budget.

2. SWIFT: Swift Networks is currently and only available in Lagos. Swift Networks was among the first set of ISPs to pioneer the 4G LTE service in Nigeria. Their 24/7 customer support (01-710101) is second to none when compare to other ISP support in the country. With their 4GLTE device, one can get unlimited burstable speed. Visit their website at www.swiftng.com to get more info about their products and services.

3. IPNX Nigeria: IPNX is back for the better. With the launch of their wired internet service already in Island area of Lagos and spreading across the whole of the state. They also available in Abuja and Port Harcourt. Their burstable speed is unlimited. ipnxnigeria.net is your point for more info

4. ETISALAT: They are third Nigeria’s largest mobile network provider. Officially commencing business in Nigeria in the year 2008, Etisalat already ranked as the best mobile ISP within 1 year  of been in business. Their data plan fee is a little higher when compare to other ISP, but the price worth the service derived from the payment. Visit their website www.etisalat.com.ng

5. SPECTRANET: I have not personally use it but from majority of my friends and online users who rates Spectranet, they are very reliable likewise their data plan is the cheapest when compare with the bundle allocated. With their 4GLTE service available in Lagos and Abuja for now, they are planning to expand across other major cities in Nigeria soonest. Visit their website www.spectranet.com.ng for info.

6. SMILES: Smile was initially offering it service to Ibadan and Oyo environs before spanning to Lagos. Plan are already on ground to move to Abuja, Port Harcourt and other major cities soon. They offer 4GLTE service. For more info, log on to their online portal at www.smiles.com.ng

7. GLOBACOM: Glo has since lost it number one spot for over a year now but still reliable has the integrity to make it to our number 7th position. Their HSDPA service is still waxing strong. Their budget friendly data plan also makes Glo stands out among their rivals. More info at gloworld.com

8. VDT Communications: Not too long ago, VDT got the license to run the 2.3GHz Spectrum internet service in Nigeria. They proves both internet and VPN service to individuals and corporate organizations.

9: MTN Nigeria: MTN also provides fast internet service. Their widely coverage across Nigeria earns them the credit to makes top 10 spot in 2015. Visit www.mtnonline.com

10. VISAFONE: Visafone still remains the only CDMA network provider in Nigeria with reliable internet service in 2015.  Go to visafone.com.ng for more info.

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Emmy,

    thanks for this overview – that’s a great place to start looking!

    I realize you’re probably getting tons of questions like this every day, but I was wondering if you could share a word or two about the general availability of power and internet: I’m working as a web developer from my home in Germany, and I’m thinking about moving to Nigeria (Lagos). Having read a bit about frequent power outages, I’m worried if I’ll be able to do the same work from there. Some questions I’m asking myself: In your typical power outage, does the Internet go down as well? If you have a generator and/or other means of keeping your devices powered, can you keep working through outages? And how local are they – can you go to another part of town to avoid the problem?

    Thank you very much for your time!
    Philipp

    • Thanks for your comment and please accept my apologies for a very late response. It was due to some heavy logistics issues that kept me offline from this blog for months but am fully back.

      Yes there is a constant power outage here in Nigeria but there are now alternatives like inverter and solar systems that will saves from you rather than running a generation 24/7.
      In terms of internet, it has greatly improved from the dial up it use to be back then like 10-15 years ago to high speed LTE internet technology, and very affordable, getting cheaper day by day

  2. internet in nigeria should be shut down , if they dont stop scaming people all around … Internet is not for nigeria.,…

    • I understands your feelings Luke, but i believe proper lay down procedures and frequent sanctions against earring operators will go a long way in restoring sanity and better improved servers at more affordable rate.

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