What are the top Top 10 IT Firms in Nigeria? IT (Information Technology) is the use of computers to create, process, store, retrieve, and exchange various types of electronic data and information. The difference between personal or entertainment technologies and information technology is that information technology is typically used in the context of business operations.
IT is regarded as a subset of information and communications technology (ICT). An information technology system (IT system) is a general term for an information system, a communications system, or, more specifically, a computer system – which includes all hardware, software, and peripheral equipment – that is operated by a small group of IT users.
The world is going digital and as such, countries with high and good internet infrastructure tends to stand out amongst others. In Africa, Nigeria has the largest economy making it suitable for IT companies to thrive thereby lifting up the standard of the nation.
The IT companies have all been involved in ways to fit both the international and local interests of the people of the nation. The IT sector has become a very vital part of the economy as it cuts across every aspect of the Nigerian economy be it health, transport, security, education etc.
We have too many IT companies that offer the best service we need such as MTN, AIRTEL, GLOBACOM etc. Below, we’d be looking at 10 of the best IT firms in the country;
MTN can be said to be the best IT firm in the country right now, it provides excellent services to its customers. They became functional in 2001 after securing an NCC (Nigeria Communication Commission) license for GSM operations before giving out many other unique services to their subscribers.
The main aim of MTN is to provide data services, international roaming, mobile phone retails. MTN is a multinational company based in South Africa and cuts across all countries in Africa. MTN has a wide network coverage (as the slogan says: everywhere you go) which makes it the best in Nigeria.
The headquarters in Nigeria is at Golden Plaza, Ikoyi Lagos state. For more information about this company, log on to their site; www.mtnonline.com
This is a company that is aimed at solving payment issues in the country for entrepreneurs and thriving businesses. Paystack is a company made by Nigerians for Nigerians but has now gone global cutting across other countries in Africa with over 25,00 merchants.
Paystack is built in the commercial city, Lagos State with unique and relaxing environment. Know more about Paystack and how it works on their site; www.paystack.com.
This is the first telecommunication company that is indigenous, it is owned by Mike Adenuga. Being a Nigerian product, Nigerians enjoy loads of benefit such as bonus in data and call vouchers and it’s also cheap and affordable.
This among other reasons makes it a top IT firm in the country. Its underwater cables reach from the United Kingdom to the West African Coast and this provides very fast and steady internet service to its users in Nigeria and in West Africa.
Glo Nigeria has its headquarters in Lagos State and other functional branches in some west African stars such as Ghana, Togo, Cote d’ Ivoire. Log on to their website to learn more; www.gloworld.com/ng
9mobile which was formerly called Etisalat (though it’s still being called that in most part of our nation), is also a major holder in the IT industry in Nigeria. A UAE based company but spreads across middle-east and Africa. The name was changed from Etisalat to 9mobile on the 14th of July 2017.
9mobile began operations in Nigeria in the year 2008. Just like other telecommunication companies, its services include data provision services, GSM services, international roaming e.t.c. Its headquarter is at Eti-Osa in Lagos. Check their website for their data offers and more; www.9mobile.com.ng.
The Indian telecommunication company has a strong base in Nigeria. It began its operations after the purchase of the Zain network in the year 2010. It has one of the largest subscribers in Nigeria. To know more about their services, check it on their website; www.africa.airtel.com/nigeria.
6. Google, Nigeria
This is the largest search engine company in the world worth billions of dollars according to Forbes with its headquarters in United States of America. Google is in charge of chrome, play store, YouTube and many other apps or sites used mostly on the Android operating system.
Its major branch or its Nigeria headquarters is at Ikoyi, Lagos State. You can go search online; www.google.com.ng.
7. ERICCSON, NIGERIA
The Swedish owned multinational company has been in relevance ever since its inception. It started operations before majority of the other tech companies in Nigeria and the world at large and it’s a highly respected and valued tech company.
It offers wide range of services such as; telecommunication, software, mobile broadband, cable TV, video system and some other services. It was known formerly as Sony Ericcson before both brands split up.
Ericcson’s headquarter in Nigeria is at Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos State. To learn more about this company, check out their webpage; www.ericcson.com.ng
8. INTERSWITCH LIMITED, NIGERIA
The second indigenous company on this list, first was GLOBACOM. It was established in the year 2002. They also deal in payment transactions just like Paystack but offer other services to individuals, the government, banks and some other institutions and corporate bodies.
The headquarters of INTERSWITCH is at Oke Awo Close, Victoria Island, Lagos State. To know more, log on to their website; www.interswitch.com
9. IBM NIGERIA
The company, International Business Machine is an American based company with functional branches or outlets all over the world. IBM deals on the manufacturing and promoting of computer hardware and software. They also proffer solution to issues on hosting, cloud computing, some tech services and consultation services.
IBM Nigeria has its headquarters at Karimu, Ikotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Find out more about them on their website; www.ibm.com/ng.
10. MAIN ONE
This company has a submarine cable which spreads from Portugal to South Africa and also lands in Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana. It was established in 2010 as an indigenous communication service provider of large scale internet services to ISPs, government agencies, large enterprises and educational institutions.
Its office is at Ligali Ayorinde street, Victoria Island, Lagos State. You can log on to their website www.mainone.net.