The internet is a telecommunications network that uses telephone lines, cables, satellites and wireless connections to connect computers and other devices to the World Wide Web.
The Internet is brought to end users by companies labeled as Internet service.
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These internet service providers offer internet access to end users for a price, commonly referred to a subscription.
If you were to ask most Nigerians to list the internet service providers, you stand a high chance of having a list containing only MTN, 9 Mobile, Glo, and Airtel as your answer. But internet service providers in Nigeria are actually more than the popular four just listed. We had made a post on all internet data plans in Nigeria which you can also check out.
We are going to make a list of functioning internet service providers in Nigeria that are available to end users. This information will help you in selecting the internet provider that suits your needs.
Spectranet was one of the first internet providers to introduce 4G LTE internet technology after they were giving the right to operate in Nigeria in 2009.
Though Spectranet only operates in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Ibadan, their customer service and data plans are very nice.
Spectranet has an internet data speed of 7.74 Mbps
Some of the Spectranet data plans include
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Cyberspace is reputed for being the first to build a world-class converged IP network that supports applications based on the 3 hierarchical models in 2002.
Cyber Space began operations in Nigeria, far back 1995 and deployed their 4G LTE network in 2014.
Unlike the first two internet providers already mentioned, the IPNX offer different subscription fee for different types of internet speeds and amount of data.
The base data speed you can GET with IPNX is megabytes per second.
Swift Network is peculiar, in the sense that their data plans are mainly short-term and can be referred to as emergency data plans.
Swift Network Limited was founded in Nigeria in the year 2002.
Coolink NG just like IPNX offers different data plans with different internet speeds at different prices.
Some of the internet Data Plans offered by 9mobile include
Smile Network is an African based internet service provider that delivers 4G LTE network.
Cobra Net established in 2003 has been one of the trusted companies providing solid internet connections to Nigerians.
Cobra Net Data plan is split into volume plans, time plans, residential plans and non stop plans.
Non Stop Plans
It easy to say Ntel has one of the best, if not the best data plans, because of the unlimited package it spoils its customers with.
The downside is that Ntel is only available in 3 states in Nigeria: Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt
Ntel Data Plans
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Founded by Nigeria’s own Mike Adenuga, Glo is has been known to provide one of the cheapest data plans.
Their popularity alongside their cheap data plans has placed them on one of the top spots in Nigeria for a long time now.
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A fast and affordable public wi-fi hotspot service, Express Wi-Fi in Nigeria is focused in areas where people gather and work, including markets, cafes and public outdoor spaces. Anyone with a wi-fi capable device and the ability to receive a one-time SMS will be able to use Express Wi-Fi without switching SIM cards or having a data plan. People can connect through Express Wi-Fi on most Android and iOS phones, tablets, and laptops.
Though it is claimed to be a Nigerian thing, it presently only available in Lagos.