List of telecommunication companies in Nigeria

List of telecommunication companies in Nigeria

List of telecommunication companies in Nigeria

Have you ever wondered how you could send and receive information over long distances? Telecommunications, right? Since the introduction of GSM to Nigerians in the early years of the 21st century, many telecommunication companies have found their way into the nation.

In fact, your access to this article is made possible by these telecommunication companies. From internet services, mobile network facilities, home entertainment packages, and fixed-line broadband, here is the list of telecommunication companies in Nigeria.

  1. MTN Nigeria:

MTN is one of the oldest telecommunications companies in Nigeria. MTN Nigeria has been providing telecoms service to Nigerians for over two decades. At close to $2 billion in investment, MTN Nigeria is bent on providing fast and reliable telephone and internet services to their customers nationwide. This has indeed paid off as they are one of the leading telecommunication companies in Nigeria, owning about 40 percent of the market share. MTN Nigeria is a member of the MTN Group with head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Church gate towers, 5th Floor, Plot 30, Afribank Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria
  • +234 80310180, +234 80310188
  1. Globacom Limited:

Globacom Limited is a multinational telecommunication company founded by Mike Adenuga in 2003. With its head office in Nigeria, it is the second-largest mobile network provider. This indigenous telecommunication has been a pacesetter in the telecom industry. It is the first to connect its landing base from the United Kingdom through fiber optic. The project, Glo-1 high capacity fiber optic cable, cost $800 million. Glo mobile, as it is popularly known, offers high-speed internet data services for a low price to their subscribers nationwide. The telecommunication company has offered its coverage to bordering countries like Ghana and the Benin Republic.

  • Mike Adenuga’s Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria
  • +234 805 002 0200, +234 805 002 0121
  1. 9mobile Nigeria:

9mobile was founded in 2017 after the exit of Etisalat. Etisalat Nigeria is a subsidiary of Etisalat from the United Arab Emirates. Etisalat exited the Nigerian telecommunication market due to its inability to service an outstanding loan –a loan of $1.2 billion, which was incurred during its early years in the country. It’s not all bad, though. Since its establishment, 9mobile has been providing fast and reliable telecom services to its customers. It is well known for its fast internet service. 9mobile originates from the first set of numbers Etisalat issued to its customers (0809…) and from the slogan 0809ja (reads oh-eight-oh nine-ja).

  • 67 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 11, Abuja FCT, Nigeria
  • 0809 824 6673
  1. Airtel Nigeria:

Airtel Nigeria has taken a lot of names and identities over the years. First, it was V mobile; then it became Celtel, then Zain, and now it is rebranded as Airtel Nigeria. The telecommunication company has seen many owners and administrations over the years. Bharti Airtel from India owns Airtel Nigeria. Airtel Nigeria is a subsidiary of Airtel Africa. Though it has changed its name many times, it still maintains a huge subscriber base. It is known for providing coverage to central and remote parts of Nigeria. It also offers a fast internet connection to its customers.

  • Plot L2 Banana Island, Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria
  • +234 802 150 0111, +234 802 150 0121





List of telecommunication companies in Nigeria

  1. Mainone:

Mainone has been serving her customer in Nigeria since 2010. The company has made a name for itself in the industry. Mainone focuses on wholesale internet service to major telecom operators, government agencies, ISPs, educational institutions, and large corporations. They are well equipped with top-notch infrastructure that helps them render quality service to their customers.

  • FABAC Centre, 3B Ligali Ayorinde St, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • 0909 697 4528
  1. SWIFT Networks Limited:

SWIFT Networks Limited is one of the first few telecom companies to provide reliable internet services. Founded in 2002, Swift Nigeria has developed into one of the major telecom companies in Nigeria. The company holds an exclusive wireless spectrum license from the Nigeria communications commission. Swift networks provide broadband internet access, web and email hosting, surveillance solutions, virtual private networking services, collation services, and video conferencing. These services are extremely reliable and are cost-effective. 

  • 31, Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • 01-710-10-10, 0816 700 2398 , 0807 726 5522
  1. Nigeria Telecommunications Limited:

NTel was launched in 2016 following the acquisition of the core telecom assets of NiTel/Mtel – Nigeria’s national fixed and mobile operators. Their service is limited to only three cities in Nigeria, namely: Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt. NTel provided a 4G LTE network with up to 230 Mbps to their customers. NTel uses the 900/1800 MHz spectrum with the international bandwidth, national bandwidth, fixed network, and mobile network. This telecom company, though relatively new, has become a pacesetter for other telecommunication companies.

  • NECOM House, 17th Floor, 15 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria
  • 0700 6835 5483
  1. Spectranet:

Spectranet was licensed in 2009, and it has the mind of providing internet service to Nigerians. Spectranet has coverage in four cities in Nigeria, namely: Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, and Port Harcourt. It is the first internet service provider to have a working 4G LTE service. Spectranet has proven itself as a provider of reliable and high-speed internet service to their customer. This made them the go-to for individuals and organizations needing broadband services. Spectranet won the best broadband company of the year 2016.

  • 36 Mobolaji Johnson Ave, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.
  • 0700 234 5678
  1. Smile:

Smile Nigeria is one of the leading telecommunication companies in Nigeria. Smile’s voice and internet service are currently available in 8 cities of Nigeria, namely: Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Benin, Asaba, Onitsha, and Kaduna. Smile Nigeria started providing 4g LTE service to customers in Nigeria following its 4G launch in 2014. Smile boasts ultra-clear voice service and fast internet service.

  • 39c, Ahmed Onibudo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
  • 0702 044 4444

And there you have it. The list of telecommunication companies in Nigeria. However, some other telecom companies like Multilinks are part of the history of the telecommunication companies in Nigeria but are no more in existence today.


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