Many IT companies are operating in Nigeria today; they are actually increasing in number by the day. This makes Nigeria one of the largest markets for technology consumables and gadgets.
Nigeria is getting more technology-aware and this has made information sharing a very fast endeavour across the country. The technology market is getting bigger these days, thanks to the rise in Nigeria’s population. If properly managed, Nigeria’s IT industry is capable of taking the country to the next level economically.
Truth is technology is the next big thing in Nigeria and across the globe. In this write-up, you will get to learn about the best IT companies in Nigeria. They are arranged in their order of popularity.
If the truth must be told, MTN is simply the most popular of all the IT companies in Nigeria. Truth is MTN had been around before most of the other IT companies came around. The company is a South African company and has a branch in Nigeria.
Aside Nigeria, MTN equally has branches in many other African countries. They started operation in Nigeria in 2001 and their head office is in Lagos. They were licensed to operate in Nigeria by the Nigerian Communication Corporation (NCC).
They provide mobile phone retail services, international roaming services, data service and GSM service. They have wide reach and this makes them standout from others. Their headquarters is at Golden Plaza Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.
The company is the very first indigenous telecommunication company in Nigeria. It came shortly after MTN started operation and it was able to break into the market and cut a niche for itself as a leading telecommunication company.
They provide telephony services and data service. Their headquarters is in Lagos and they have services in other parts of Africa, like Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Ghana. Glo was able to make a huge breakthrough in the telecommunication industry through its GLO 1 submarine cable that extends from the UK along the West African coast and ended in Nigeria.
The submarine cable is able to provide very fast internet connection s to all their customers across West Africa, including Nigeria.
9Mobile (Formerly Etisalat)
This is yet another leading IT company in Nigeria and they also have their headquarters in Lagos. The IT Company is actually domiciled in United Arab Emirate and its operations spread across Africa and the Middle East.
They started operation in 2008 and they provide various services, like international roaming services, data services and GSM service. Their headquarters in Nigeria is located at Eti Osa in Lagos. They have various internet broadband services and this set them apart from the others. Their website is at www.etisalat.com.ng.
This company too is a force to reckon with in the Nigerian telecommunication industry. The company is actually domiciled in India and its headquarters in Nigeria is located in Lagos State.
They started operation in Nigeria in 2010. They took over the company from Zain. Compared with what Zain was providing, Airtel is a far better network. Their website is at www.africa.airtel.com/nigeria.
Google may look more like an international thing, but it actually has its branch and operation in Nigeria. This is the world largest and most respected search engine and none had been able to measure up to it since it started.
The company is based in America. It is undoubtedly a well known multinational search engine and it has operation in all countries of the world, including Nigeria. It provides various services, like software, online search, online advertising and cloud computing.
Its headquarters in Nigeria is located at Rewane, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. You can link up with them online at www.google.com.ng.
This company originated from Sweden. It is multinational company and has spread across many countries of the world. Its products are being used on global scale. They provide varieties of services and some of them are cable TV, video systems, business support, operations, fixed broadband, mobile, telecommunication and software.
They are located at Carrington Crescent, Victoria island, Lagos. Their website is at www.ericsson.com.ng.
This is yet another top line IT Company in Nigeria with its Nigerian headquarters located at Lagos. They started operation in 2002. It is an integrated payment and transaction processing company and their services involve provision of advisory services, transaction proceeding, technology integration and lots more.
They equally provide payment infrastructure to corporate bodies, government and banks. As stated earlier, their Nigerian headquarters is located in Lagos at Oke Awo Close, Victoria Island, Lagos. Their website is at www.interswitch.com.
IBM means International Business Machine. The company has its base in the United States, but it has a branch in Nigeria. They equally have subsidiaries in several other countries. They deal in computer hardware, software, middleware, and the likes.
They offer a number of other services, like consulting services, hosting and cloud computing. Their Nigerian headquarters located at Lagos is at Karimu Ikotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Their website is at www.ibm.com/ng.
This is yet another IT company in Nigeria. The company was founded in 2010. It is actually an indigenous IT company, like Globacom Nigeria Limited. They provide wholesale internet services to Nigeria.
They serve large enterprises, decanal institutions, government agencies, ISPs and telecom operators. MainOne has its own submarine cable that runs from Portugal to South Africa. The cable also lands both in Accra and Lagos.
The submarine acts as a gateway that connects Africa to other parts of the world. Their main office is located at Ligalia Ayorinde Street, V.I. Lagos. Their website is at www.mainone.net.
This is yet another indigenous ICT company in Nigeria. They have been around for quite a while now; in actual fact, they have been operating for more than 20 years. They started out by supplying technology products including computers to their clients.
They have however improved on their services and they now offer various services to middle and large scale organizations. They are now in partnership with a number of companies, like EMC, Fujitsu, Dell, IBM, Symantec, Oracle, Microsoft and lots more they are located at Murin Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Their website is at www.dataflexng.net.