Best ISP Companies in Nigeria: Top 10 Internet Service Providers (2024)

Last updated on August 21st, 2023 at 10:37 pm

Every Internet service provider boasts of high speed connectivity of their internet service. No wonder the competition among these ISP companies have intensified especially with the introduction of 4GLTE service in the country.


Are you looking for reliable ISP’s that can guarantee you or your organization high speed data without poor internet connectivity? We’ve listed the following top 10 best ISPs in the country based on the reliability and speed of their internet service.

#1. Suburban West Africa

Suburban is noted as a leading provider of internet and cloud services that cuts across Nigeria and West Africa. The company is located in Wuse 2, Abuja and is being managed by Bruce Ayonote. Over the past 18 years, Suburban west Africa has shrugged off competition as top in the ISP sector.

#2. Swift Networks Limited

SWIFT Network is one of the most popular internet service providers in the country. This company was founded in 2002 and are known to provide broadband services that are reliable and also cost-effective. No wonder they are been used by top organizations. They also licensed to operate the exclusive wireless spectrum from the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Since their inception, the services they provide includes:

  • Broadband internet access
  • Virtual Private Networking Services
  • Web and email hosting
  • Collocation services
  • Video conference as well as
  • Surveillance solutions

#3. Smile Nigeria

Smile is arguably the best internet service provider in Nigeria as of today. According to customer reviews on the Smile network, most said that the internet speed is unrivaled when compared to other network providers. They currently have their presence in 8 cities.

Since smile launched its 4G LTE service in Nigeria, they have been rumored to have the best 4G LTE mobile broadband network in Africa with clear voice service.

#4. Spectranet

Spectranet is touted as the first internet service provider to provide 4G LTE internet service in Nigeria. This ISP company was licensed in 2009 and is registered under the Nigerian Communications Commission to operate in the country. For now, they operate in 4 major cities: Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Ibadan.

Apart from providing smart connectivity and affordable 24/7 high speed internet, Spectranet is one of the top ISPs in the country.

#5. Globacom

This is Nigeria’s first indigenous telecommunications network founded by Mike Adenuga, one of the richest men in Nigeria. Globacom claim to the grand masters of data in the country. With their high capacity sub marine fibre-optic cable popularly known as Glo-1, they are able to provide fast internet service with high data speed not just in the country but to other African countries like Benin and Ghana.

#6. Galaxy Backbone

This ISP company is owned by the Federal Government, Galaxy Backbone is seen as a major ICT company in the country that provides fast internet and data service to the public. Established in 2006, this firm has facilities in the country which includes: offshore VSATs hubs, a data center, Federal Capital metro fiber backbone and multiple redundant internet gateway.

#7. MTN

MTN Nigeria is also on the list of Nigeria top 10 internet service providers and have lived up to that over the years since they commenced operations in 2001. MTN has invested more than $1 billion in the country when it comes to data service.

With their 4G LTE service which according to ratings and reviews have shown that they are one of the fastest internet services in the country. They have the largest customer base in the country and provide reliable and fast internet services at affordable rates.

#8. NETCOM Africa

NETCOM Africa was established in 2004 and was the first ISP to launch a consumer based SME WIMAX service called MyNetcom. Apart from internet service, they also offer cloud services to corporate bodies. With links to western countries like USA, China and Canada including being an expert in the ICT sector, they can be trusted to take care of your firms data needs.

#9. IpNX

ipNX is also one of the fastest growing ICT companies in the country. They have donkey years experience in the ICT sector and are posed to offer competition as a leading fixed network operator in the country. If you have business enterprises, small businesses or you reside in Nigeria, you can give this ISP company a try as they are trusted.

#10. MainOne

MainOne is another leading provider of quality telecommunications service not only in Nigeria but in the West African region. The services of MainOne company includes: Connectivity services, Media services, Data center services, Enterprise voice services, SME in a box solution, Mainone DDOS Protection Service and SME-in-a-box Pro

Apart from being major providers of wholesale internet services, they also have clients who have termed them as one of the reliable ISP’s in the country.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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