Top 10 Nigerian ISPs by client count, Q1 2022

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Top 10 Nigerian ISPs by client count, Q1 2022
Posted on: July 11, 2022, 08:05:09 AM
Internet service providers in Nigeria with the most customers at the beginning of Q1 2022 are ranked here; for the last mile connection in Nigeria, the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are crucial. It would have been impossible for Nigerians to go online without the Internet service providers (ISPs) who distribute this bandwidth to their customers, thanks to international fiber-optic connections like WACS, Glo1, MainOne, and others.

The ISPs, unlike the mobile network carriers like MTN, Airtel, Globacom, and 9mobile, primarily serve corporate organizations and residences rather than individual mobile consumers.

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are not included in this top Internet Service Providers (ISPs) ranking. To put things in perspective, while the MNOs have roughly 150 million users, Internet service providers (ISP) report hundreds of thousands. According to figures from the Nigerian Communications Commission, during the first quarter of 2022, ISPs had a total of 376,740 users (NCC).

It's been a while since our previous ISP rankings were based on Q4 2021 data, but some of the ISPs' positions haven't altered. According to Q1 2022 statistics, certain service providers have seen a rise in client numbers.

As of Q1 2022, these are the top 10 Nigerian Internet Service Providers by many customers:


To enhance internet services in Nigeria, Spectranet received a license from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2009. As one of the first Internet Service Providers to provide 4G LTE internet service in Nigeria, Spectranet has become a market leader.

The latest statistics from the NCC's website reveal that this firm has the most connected and active users among all licensed Internet service providers. Although the firm had 260,725 consumers connected, there were only 121,281 active customers. There were 630 points of presence for the firm in Nigeria.

VDT Communications

VDT uses Fiber Optic and Wireless Communication infrastructure and access networks to offer connections for enterprise-wide area networks (WAN) and metropolitan area networks (MAN). 59 Point-Of-Presence (POP) and a complement of technical support people are part of VDT's Broadband communication service offering to business clients across the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The firm rose from 8th place in our previous rating to 4th place in Q1 2022 as it attracted more clients. VDT had a total of 11,216 connected customers and 7 146 active users, according to NCC statistics.


For residences, companies, events, and conferences, Tizeti offers broadband internet access. Tizeti also distributes public Wi-fi hotspots. The firm is using wi-massive fi's capacity and the falling cost of solar panels to build a cheap CAPEX/OPEX network of owned and operated towers that will provide disruptive, customer-friendly pricing for limitless internet connection across Africa.

In terms of customer numbers, the firm is Nigeria's second-largest ISP, according to NCC's database. Tizeti has 29,397 connected users in Q1 2022, with 17,438 actively using the service. It was possible to access the Internet via 126 different sites where the ISP maintained access points.


ipNX is Nigeria's third-largest licensed ISP by many subscribers. A fast-growing Internet service provider (ISP), the firm serves many customers, including large corporations, small companies, and individual consumers.

IPNX, Nigeria's first and largest FTTH provider, has 17,499 active subscribers as of the first quarter of this year, with 12,516 of those customers connected. There are 53 sites where it may be found.

Cyberspace Network Limited

A wholly-owned Nigerian company, Cyberspace, was established in 1995 and began operating in the same calendar year. Since its inception, the firm has worked hard to establish itself as an industry leader in providing cutting-edge internet protocol (IP) infrastructure and high-quality, value-added ICT services and products.

A 4G LTE network was launched in 2014 to provide clients with ten times the performance gains in speed, mobility, and security. At the beginning of Q1 2022, Cyberspace had 3,593 active subscribers, according to NCC's database. The Internet service provider (ISP) has 138 sites throughout Nigeria.

Cobranet Limited

Cobranet Limited is a Nigerian Internet service and data provider founded in 2003. Every aspect of Nigerian society trusts the company's Internet Service and Data management solutions.

Cobranet now provides residential and commercial internet services via a cutting-edge radio network in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, as well as corporate internet solutions for organizations and medium-sized enterprises. The firm has a total of 3526 subscribers, all of whom are active, resulting in a 100% customer participation rate. There are 84 places where the business may be found.

21st Century Ltd

In 1997, 21st Century Technologies Limited was formed in Nigeria as a licensed ICT service provider. Lagos, Nigeria's largest metropolitan area network, with speeds of up to 10Gbps and high-speed corporate Internet access and IRUs totaling 10Gbps from two distinct vendors, is owned by the firm. The company also has fully redundant International undersea fiber capacity with two independent suppliers.

As of the first quarter of 2022, it had 5,296 customers, 2,571 of whom were actively subscribing. There were 50 locations where the ISP had a presence at the time.

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Radical Technology Network Ltd

An ISP based in Nigeria, Radical Technology Network Ltd has offices in Lagos and Abuja, as well as in Port Harcourt, Kano, and Onitsha. The firm has built a long-term connection with its consumers by consistently providing high customer response levels and service quality. This has made it one of Nigeria's most dependable Internet service providers (ISPs).

As of the first quarter of 2022, the ISP has 1,852 active customers who were all subscribed to its service. In all, the corporation had six locations.

Suburban Broadband Ltd

With fiber optics networks in Lagos and Abuja, Suburban Broadband Ltd is Nigeria's next-generation multimedia service provider. Customers may subscribe to premium content, TV, Internet, and Voice services and linked homes, security, and utility control systems.

During our Q4 2021 evaluation, the ISP was ranked 7th but acquired additional subscribers in the Q1 2022 rankings to rise to 6th. There were 4,435 active clients linked to the business. It only had three sites of presence, on the other hand.

Astramix Limited

Astramix Limited provides uninterruptible data and broadband internet services. The firm claims to utilize the most dependable, unbreakable, and efficient top-of-the-the-the-the-the-the-the-market data solutions.

The ISP is growing its markets and operations bases to deliver continuous connection exclusively to Nigeria's business and private sectors using Grade 'A-brands as its sole sources of airtime, hardware, and technology. 2,000 clients were linked as of Q1 2022, all active. In all, the corporation had five locations.


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