Top It Firms In Nigeria

Technology has been the driving force behind every advanced and industrialized nation. As a result, World leading countries can boast of high technological infrastructure. As Africa largest economy, Nigeria has a lot of world-class IT firms. The first IT company came into Nigeria in 2001 and since then, other firms have followed. As a result, the country is now a battleground for these companies and only the best can be at the top. Thus, we are going to be focusing on top IT firms in this post.


MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, a South African domiciled multinational company. It subsidiaries cuts across the length and breadth of Africa. They began operations in Nigeria in 2001, securing their GSM license from the NCC. Then, they came out with other services for their subscribers. Its primary services include the provision of GSM, data, international roaming, and mobile phone retail services. With its extended network coverage and wide reach, MTN stands out as the best among the top telecoms operators in Nigeria today.


Globacom Limited is the first indigenous-owned telecommunication company in Nigeria. Also, it is among the leading firms in the IT industry and telecommunications sector. GLO one submarine cable extends from the United Kingdom and along the West African coasts. In summary, it provides ultra-fast internet connections to Nigeria as well as other West African countries.


Formerly Etisalat, 9mobile is a multinational company based in the UAE but with operations spread across the middle-east and Africa. It started operations in Nigeria in 2008. Its major operations involve the provision of GSM, data, and international roaming services to its customers.


Airtel is an Indian based telecommunication company which started operations in Nigeria in 2010 after taking over from Zain. Airtel Nigeria has one of the largest mobile internet subscriber bases in the country.


Google is an American based, Multinational search engine giant operating in every corner of the world. It is currently the world’s largest and most respected search engine giant with its headquarter at Rewane, Ikoyi, Lagos. Some of their services include cloud computing, online advertising, online search, and software.


Ericsson is a Swedish based Multinational company, operating across the various continents of the world. It’s well respected globally and provides a range of services, some of which include software, telecommunication, mobile, fixed broadband, operations, business support, video systems, cable TV and a host of other services.

MainOne Cable

The Company was founded in 2010, and it’s an indigenous communication service provider of wholesale internet services to telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, educational institutions and large enterprises. The Main One Cable is a submarine cable that stretches from Portugal to South Africa, with landings in Lagos and Accra. This fiber optic, submarine cable acts as a gateway, connecting these countries with the rest of the world by providing superfast internet link. MainOne’s head office is at Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Andela is an Africa company that specializes in identifying and developing talented software developers. The company was launched in Nigeria in 2014. Its purpose was to help world leading companies to overcome the shortage of competent and well-skilled developers.


Cregital is a digital product agency with interest in building cutting-edge website experiences with brand identities for future-oriented companies.

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