The internet has helped in the development of the IT firms in the country today. This is so because with the number of popular IT companies operating in Nigerian states and major cities such as Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Kano and the likes, a healthy competition that will boost internet usage among users is bound to arise.
Below is a list of top 10 IT companies operating in Nigeria today that are popular and are considered the best.
MTN Nigeria is considered the best IT firm operating in Nigeria. They began operations in Nigeria in 2001, securing their GSM license from the NCC at first before reeling out other services for their subscribers. MTN Nigeria primary services include the provision of GSM, data, international roaming and mobile phone retail services. They are part of the MTN group, a multinational company based in South Africa and have their subsidiaries cutting across Africa.
With its extended network coverage and wide reach, MTN stands out as the best amongst the top telecoms operators in Nigeria today. MTN Nigeria headquarters is located at the Golden Plaza, Ikoyi in Lagos State and you can visit their website at www.mtnonline.com.
Glo Nigeria Limited is the first indigenous Nigerian owned telecommunication company and also among the leading firms in the IT industry and telecommunications sector. GLO’s submarine cable extends from the United Kingdom to the West African coasts, providing ultra-fast internet connections to Nigerians as well as other West African countries.
Globacom primary services involves the providing cheap data (4GLTE) and telephony services. Their headquarters is located in Lagos State, Nigeria and with operational branches in several other African countries, Ghana, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire. You can visit their official website at www.gloworld.com/ng to learn more about GLO Nigeria.
Etisalat started operations in Nigeria in 2008 and since then has remained in the forefront of providing value to Nigerians. This IT firm is a multinational company domiciled in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), but also operates in the middle-east and several other African countries. They also are sponsors of top football clubs in the world.
Etisalat Nigeria major operations involves the provision of GSM, data, and international roaming services, internet broadband services to its available customers. its Nigerian head office is located at Eti Osa, in Lagos State, Nigeria. Their website is at www.etisalat.com.ng.
Airtel is an Indian national telecommunication company operating in Nigeria. They officially began operations in 2010 after buying Zain Nigeria. Airtel Nigeria has one of the largest mobile internet subscriber bases in the country. Visit Airtel Nigeria website at www.africa.airtel.com/nigeria to learn more about them.
Google, no doubt is the world’s largest search engine giant currently. Although based in the United States of America, the multinational search engine giant is said to be worth billions of dollars according to Forbes and has active operations whilst promoting information technology in several countries of the world including Nigeria. Google Nigeria headquarters is located at Rewane, Ikoyi in Lagos State and their website is at www.google.com.ng.
6. Ericsson Nigeria
Ericsson has since remained relevant in the technological world. Globally, Ericsson is well respected and even began operations before most of the top tech firms in the world. The Swedish based multinational company has built network in various continents whilst offering various services, some of which include software, telecommunication, mobile, fixed broadband, video systems, cable TV and a host of other services. Ericson Nigeria headquarters is located at Carrington Cresent, Victoria Island Lagos and its website is www.ericsson.com.ng.
7. InterSwitch Limited
Just like Globacom, InterSwitch Limited is also an indigenous company established in 2002. This tech company deals with integrated payment and transaction processing services. They are also involved with the provision of advisory services, transaction processing and payment infrastructure to banks, government, and corporate bodies. Interswitch office is located at Oke Awo Close, Victoria, island, Lagos. To learn more about them, visit their website at www.interswitch.com.
8. IBM Nigeria
International Business Machines, commonly referred to as IBM, is an American-based multinational company with outlets and operational branches around the world. IBM manufactures, deals and promotes computer software and hardware. They also offer other tech services such as cloud computing, hosting and consulting services. IBM Nigeria has its headquarters located at Karimu Ikotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. To contact IBM, visit their official website at www.ibm.com/ng.
The MainOne Company has a submarine cable that stretches from Portugal to South Africa, with landings in Lagos and Accra. Founded in 2010, the firm is an indigenous communication service provider of wholesale internet services to telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, educational institutions and large enterprises.
MainOne’s head office location is at Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State in Nigeria. You can visit MainOne Company website at www.mainone.net.
Last on the list of best IT companies in Nigeria is Dataflex, one of the oldest indigenous ICT companies in Nigeria. They have a vast array of international partners some of which include: Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu, EMC and many more. Dataflex’s head office in Nigeria is located at Murin Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria and its official website is at www.dataflexng.net
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