Top 10 IT Firms in Nigeria

Advent of the internet has brought about a real boom in the IT industry in Nigeria with so many companies setting up business in the country. MTN was more or less among the earliest companies to set up IT Company in Nigeria. Others followed after a while. Since then, it had been a real big boom.

Today, the internet is very much with us and this has lent a hand to the further development of the IT industry in the country. There are so many IT industries in Nigeria today; in fact, there is no state in the country, including the federal capital territory that does not have series of IT companies operating there.

Be that as it may, some of these companies are somewhat more popular than others. This write up focuses only on these popular IT companies in Nigeria and we are going to give you the name of the top 10 among them below:



MTN Nigeria is part of the bigger MTN group, which is a South African multinational company and they also have their subsidiaries cutting across the length and breadth of Africa. MTN Nigeria started their operations in Nigeria in 2001, this was after they secured their GSM license from the NCC. Their primary services include the provision of GSM, data, international roaming and mobile phone retail services.
The major advantage going for MTN is its extended network coverage, which is undoubtedly the best amongst the top notch telecoms operators in Nigeria today. MTN Nigeria has its headquarters at the Golden Plaza, located at Ikoyi, Lagos State.

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Globacom Limited is a Nigerian owned telecommunication company and in fact, it is one of the pioneering telecommunication companies in Nigeria. Glo Nigeria Ltd has its primary services involving the provision of data and telephony services. They have their headquarters in Lagos State, Nigeria and also have operations in several other African countries, Ghana, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire.
GLO one submarine cable extends from the United Kingdom and along the West African costs and it provides ultrafast internet connections to Nigeria as well as other West African countries.



Etisalat is a multinational company and the company is domiciled in the United Arab Emirate, but they have their operations spreading across the middle-east and several other African countries. Its Nigerian operations kicked off in 2008 and its major operations involve the provision of GSM, data, and international roaming services to its teeming customers.
Its Nigerian head office is located at Eti Osa, in Lagos State, Nigeria. Its major strength is in its vast array of internet broadband services.



Airtel, just like the aforementioned companies, is an Indian national telecommunication company. Its Nigeria operations kicked off in 2010 after taking over ownership from Zain Nigeria. The network has greatly improved under its new leadership and it now provides high-quality, telephony and data services to its customers.
Headquartered in Ikoyi Lagos, Airtel Nigeria has one of the largest and one of the most dedicated mobile internet subscriber bases.



Google is currently the world’s largest and also the world’s most respected search engine giant. The American based, Multinational search engine giant has operations that cut across several countries of the world and many African countries, including Nigeria.
Some of their services include cloud computing, online advertising, online search, and software. Google Nigeria has its headquarters located at Rewane, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria.

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Ericsson is a Swedish based Multinational company, whose operation cuts 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.
Ericson Nigeria has its headquarters at Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island Lagos.



InterSwitch Limited is an indigenous company founded in 2002. This tech company is an integrated payment and transaction processing company, whose services involve the provision advisory services, technology integration, transaction processing and payment infrastructure to banks, government, and corporate bodies.
Interswitch is located at Oke Awo Close, Victoria, island, Lagos.



International Business Machines, commonly referred to as IBM, is an American-based multinational company with subsidiaries scattered across the major economic hub around the world. IBM manufactures and promotes computer software, middleware, and hardware.
In addition, they offer other services such as cloud computing, hosting and consulting services. IBM Nigeria has its headquarters located at Karimu Ikotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.



The MainOne 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 located at Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.

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Dataflex is one of the oldest indigenous ICT companies in Nigeria, with years of operation spanning over two decades. Initially, Dataflex started its business by supplying computer and other related technology products to customers. Currently, they have upped the ante by providing enterprise services to Large and mid-range organizations.
They have a vast array of global partners some of which include: Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu, EMC and many more. Dataflex’s head office is located at Murin Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria

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