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The Best ISP In Nigeria?

I can't help but say I'm really tired of the ISP's I've been coming across in Nigeria but am willing to get a change of opinion.

i wouldn't know if you've come across any really good ISP in Nigeria. I wouldn't mind page-links, price quotes for Equipment and bandwidth subscription.

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well @ all and guess of Nairaland!

This is 2010 and the war is hotter than ever, most USP posted here have lost their relevance and even some has closed shops, while some has change style but poor service is still the order of the day

so If you really really want to know the best USP In NIGERIA, BEST USP IN LAGOS, BEST USP IN ABUJA and the NO 1 network just rest is with me.

Just call me on 08034 73-23-23 or mail me samholyghost@gmail.com and I'll be glad to connect you with the Best, and even provide you first level of support. Just search my email on The Internet. and see other post about me am SERIOUS ABOUT IT even after 2010 Just call me any day or mail me for fast reply.

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@drux, pls contact me on brenwilliam@gmail.com. need important info from you

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I can recommend IPnx where you can get their coverage. They seem to be the most stable ISP i have ever had anything to deal with. Wish you luck. Shalom.

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ACM is just a compression mechanism and i am not against it,what i dont like is people trying to rebrand an ISP's product and giving it out to others as Nigeria is being forced down our throat.

@druss u can share MTN stick if ure a good network person,but i dont know how u want to manage 3Gig among others without not running out of allocated bandwidth

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ISPs?? we have no credible ones in naija. However this is my opinion on internet companies ,

I think MTN 3G offers the best deal for someone like me

- 3GB allowance

- 24hr service

- 24000 naira for stick

- 10000 naira per month

The only downside is everyone sharing one laptop and need to install mtn software.

Looking at the price plans for Ipnx and others ,  I think i will stick with mtn ,  for now ,  maybe check out glo as well.

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Tunde300us,

Looks like you know it all. But ACM feature will not work with any modem that has the capability, if it has not been implemented at the hub end!

But like you know, Ku na Ku! only that some ISPs Ku VSAT internet is getting better thats all i'm trying to say.

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Anybody with a idea of a better isp i can use in abeokuta should please post it or contact me mojid22000@yahoo.ca or 08032171496. The speed of any isp also depend on your location

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Yes i know ACM but i didnt know that GILAT modems now come with them except unless its new,but even with ur ACM am sure wen u see better rain u wont see anytin again.I know hughes modems,idirect but not IRG modems dey use ACM

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Tunde300us,

It works during rain. I understand your arguemment about Ku Frequency. Have you heard about ACM? It is being implemented by smart ISPs now. It may not work well, like C-band (will not work like C-band) during rain, but it works. Believe me.

Kelechi

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Guys, the truth is that Nigeria and Nigerians are not well informed when it comes t internet by VSAT. If you're saying that DOPC is the best, then that means you've not started. have you heard about Gilat Satcom?

Their Ku works with rain (Sounds unbelievable), but it's TRUE.

Kelechi

For more info, send e-mail to kelsimeon@gmail.com

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HEY ALL, I ADVISE ON A CHANGE OF PLAN PLS VISIT WWW.KKONTECH.COM

DIRECT SALES HOTLINE, 07028477583

BE WISE, SHALOM!

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Don't use IPNX ever! they just robbed my friend. He after some 3 weeks of absolutely no service was asked to pay for the new month's subscription and after he paid, 9 days later he got disconnected by IPNX who said that he had exceeded his data cap in just 9 days (how ridiculous).

These guys are thieves if you want to get robbed, loose your customers, then use IPNX.

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has anybody tried cobranet? they are making bold claims of 256kbps. I asked their sales rep and she claimed they do not get their service via sat-3 but from some german satellite company. An not holding my breath though.

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Whatever the ISP you decide to use, do not get any close to DirectonPC, ask any of their customers, they all have ugly stories to tell. Once you subscribe to any ISP, it becomes almost impossible to change another because of hardware incompability.

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I wont agree with you that swift networks is not good, I have been using swift networks for the past six months and it happened to be the fastest i have seen. I have the largest customer base in my area but if you want to use swift you must go for dedicated service for a cafe so that you can enjoy it. I rate them very very very high

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@moonraker

could'nt ave put it beta myself

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@kossy, you really have not said anything. .what do you really mean by '' i wish i have not seen this thread? and you praised them networks and turn them downside in conclussion? . . Be precise jare

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Hi all. i have been opportuned to use DoPC, IPNX, mtn, starcomms (all varieties), VGC and Glo internet.  Sincerely yours, this thread made me wish, i had not read all these!

For me ipnx is a wonder but of recent, it has been experiencing downtime more frequently than dopc and besides, u can't get coverage in somolu area.  (very unfair). 

Dopc is ok except for the problem of it triping off occassionally. 

As for the rest, starcomms genie is the best, i do not have the accurate figure of its speed but sure to post later.  i do not know much about glo but i have client who uses the mtn adsl, the speed is from outerworld but it also experiece down time which i do not expect.  vgc is a nightmare, for home use, its fair but office, u better think otherwise.

Finally, i will say it again, i wish i dint see this thread!!!

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Hi,

You can call this nos 01-2197920 for advice

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plsss oooooooooo my ear done tear?pls which network did u no that can FEET ME

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Any Dial-up is no good, no matter how it was "painted" , I mean like  "broadband dial-up" etc, dial-up is dial-up. Then we need to know that ISPs "deceived" people about the speed. Some will advertised 2.4mbps speed, that  "b" is not usually byte but bits in most cases, hence you need to divide by 8 to actually get the real speed. So 2.4mbps speed becomes 300KByte/s. So, when ur ISP says dem go give you 800kbps speed dont be surprised to see less than 100KB/s

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Friends I will not agree with you on this matter as an I.T Professional

Please check this out before you start judging ISP in Nigeria.

http://www.jidaw.com/nigeria/nigeria_internet_service_providers_rating.html

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I am suprised that DOPC is getting such positive reviews on this message board. I have used their go faster, "night crawler" package for six months and believe me, it really crawls. Oh and if drops and falls as well.

Sometimes I play freecell while waiting for the next window to open.

The service in my opinion is no better than multilinks dial-up which I was using before.

My subscription ends this month and I WILL NOT renew. Can someone recommend a decent isp. I have one computer and the internet service is required for home use.

Many thanks.

PS. Pls keep the technospeak to a minimum in your referals.

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ONES MAN'S MEAT IS ANOTHER MAN'S POISON.

Anybody that claims that there are no downtimes in internet usage is economical with the truth, you are just here to sell that ISP to the public,don't come here to deceive anybody ok.Has there ever a been a time when you want to use your cellphone to make a call and refuses to connect? That is the same thing with internet connectivity,it fluctuates ok.Even in the advance technological countries,they experience downtime.

I know what I am talking about. I work in an ISP as a Customer Service Officer and I am in the know of the happenstances in the industry.

Talking about the best ISP jare,people should be able to use the best in internet connectivity called WiMAX fixed wireless broadband.

How many of these ISPs have cell sites or BTS all over lagos to provide less congested and efficient service.

There are 3 companies that offer broadband services in Nigeria and there are Swift Networks,IpNX and DoPC and the one that stands out is SWIFT NETWORKS.

Swift Networks offers VPN,VoIP,Broadband Internet to individuals,oil industries,organisations,Banks,Govt parasatals and others too numerous to mention here.

I can only say LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP so that you will not spend and waste your hard earned money on an ISP that is not worth it.

Check this out-www.swiftng.com for more information contact customercare@swiftng.com.

Wishing you a happy time connecting to the internet

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Well you guyz are right, but there is a new ISP now in Abuja, with a cheaper rate, and good connectivity 24/7, they are link directly to intesat. both on C Band and KU band, most dopc customers are now switchin to there network. the name is Tenkoaj Technology Ltd.website, www.tenkoajtechnologyltd.com or mail support@tenkoajtechnologyltd.com or call 08051355133.

some of THEIR CLIENTS ARE

NATIONAL OIL SPILL DETECTION ANGENCY (ABUJA, WARRI, & PH OFFICE)

GICELL, A GIANT TELE COMPANY IN ABUJA

CITY CODE, A MULTIPURPOSE BANK IN ABUJA

ELRUFAI & PARTNER ABUJA

& ABOUT 26 CAFE BOTH IN ABUJA AND OUTSIDE ABUJA.

tHANKS

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Infact some companies in nigeria and world wide have started doing this i.e overcharging or doublecharging with the aim of investing the money in some short term investments after which they pay you back your money.

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TRX netcom is not owned and run wholly by foreigners. people like atiku have a hand in those kinds of business they use indians, lebanese and europeans as management because they dont want nigerians misbehaving i.e neither the employees nor the customers because they know if its run by nigerians they will not come to work on time or they will employ only their village people etc and things will be even worse then they are now.

However TRX i do agree with you that you and anyone else should get a refund for the 1-2 weeks that you did not have sevice because even though there can be outages as usually stated in the terms and conditions of service contract agreement anything more than 3 days is too long a time for an outage due to equipment failure.

You best bet is to get people who had similar problems to write a petition to the companies management demanding for a partial refund or they can credit your future payments sothat you pay less of thats months bill or follow the steps i outlined above.

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The reason internet is expensive in nigeria is because:

1. SAT 3 undersea cable and the nigerian satellites was financed for NITEL by a combination of local nigerian banks and world bank,  this NITEL loan which includes principal and interest is gradually being paid back by you paying a bill that is 3 times that what is charged in u.s and u.k

2. some banks, oil companies and govt virtually don't pay because they are the investors  only individuals and some ISP's do! so you are paying for it to payback for the nitel loan.

3 nitel charges exhorbitant rates (loan + profit for nitel to pay staff and enjoy coke and big treat meat pie etc lol) to ISP's who in turn charge the idividual subscriber high rates

The reason why these highest speed available are provided to these govt offices and bank etc is because they have a higher demand with many branch offices so they bring more business to NITEL than the individual person. also for national security, oil business, communication,  financial (CBN, NSE) and more important need than just  casually surfing the net (individuals).

This means that all things being equal with years to come we should see cheaper rates, more ISP competition etc but with the nigerian factor they may say that fuel prices have made everything go up and may even use that to raise rates further.

The only solutions to bring the price down and  demand for better quality of the service for now are:

1. A Joint law suit with signed petition against nitel , after all if GSM carriers can lose in court over un-refunded minutes and subscribers won the case,  i don't see why it can't be done against NITEL and ISP'S.

2.  The involvement of ITU, IEE, nigerian society of engineers, nigerian computing society, ICAN etc

3.  use of pressure groups such as internet suscribers association of nigeria, consumer protection groups, open letter to minister of communications/NITEL/ISPs addressing this in the newspapers, etc

4 A combination of 3 of the above

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This also means that you will get faster speeds at offices, banks etc than you will get at home locations.

It also means that during the daytime i.e office hrs (from 8am to 5pm) the internet wll be jampacked.

the routers and switches (equipment) that handles internet connections only allow a certain maximum capacity of users at a time. this is similar to how at the end of the month the phone lines are busy because there a max number who can be connected at a time.

This could lead to people (individuals) being disconnected with anything ranging from a few minutes to a week or more (especially at the end of the month)

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There are 8 kinds of internet  and internet speeds we get in nigeria for indivdual consumer use which are:

1 dial up: 56kbps ties up your phone line

2.  ISDN (double dial up spped that does not interfere with your phone lines like regular dial up)

3. IDSL (slow speed)  10mbps =  64kbps

4. SDSL (Medium Speed) 10-100 mbps = 64-128kbps

5. ADSL ( fast speed)100-500mbps = 128-512+ kbps

6. cable internet (called fixed wireless internet in nigeria) 80-512kbs

7. VSAT satellite 80-512kbps

8. GPRS i.e GSM internet about the same speed with ISDN

other kinds of internet  in nigeria are T1/T3/DS,  and OC (fiber optic) which range in speed from 500mbps-10gbps = 512kbps - 1gbs+

however these other kinds of internet are only made available to oil companies, govt offices (nigeria armed forces, nitel, mtel, central bank  etc) telecom companies (globacom, mtn, intercellular etc) embassies, internet service providers (cobranet, netcom, iwireless etc) and banks

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@chiekezie

can i have ur no. we need to speak in camera

or if u can call me, 08024981478 or 017330538 it wouldalso be ok

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Does any one in the house have an idea how much DOPC monthly subscription for corprate user? please urgent

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i do alot of downloading. i am sure torrent users know what i mean. broadband link are from 1MBuplink/downlink. so y are they deceiving themselves

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na wa 4 niger. na which day we go even improve for technology.

Anyway sha. i nor get internet for house but i dey try won establish connection. If u are one of the geeks here on nairaland who downloads lots of MB when i mean MB close to GB. Nigerian ISPS nor ger really good bandwith. how i go pay for 128kbps downlink and i go use abt 64kpbs. They dont really have respect for us. they feel we are mugus who dont know what we want.

Besides if their bandwith is expensive and its really superb when using it. what is the point of not connecting from them.

What they do is give us shared bandwith and tell us that we are using broadband. hmmmm broadband indeed. 1M downlin.uplink is what i call broadbrand yet none can even attain that number. Such a pity what do u think abt coneecting outside the shores of Nigeria?

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They are all crap! They shout about Broadband connection, Do people know what broadband speed is? None and then I mean NONE can offer this! As internationally agreed broadband is somewhere between 200 and 256 kbs download speed. Although they claim to have this speed like Netcom they are far from it. Netcom I believe is somewhere in the range of 7 till 30 kbs depending on your luck and if it works! As they were out of service in Ikeja in November for almost 3 THREE weeks! And then the prices! I do not understand that people in Nigeria still accept this to be exploited by companies run and owned by foreigners! This is the post colonialism! WAKE-UP!

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hey, guys this has been an interesting thread so far and i have gained a lot from it.

please can anyone help me with some good advice.

am about to establish a cybercafe in the north eastern part of the country, specifically gombe state. now, we have zero isps and i mean nada. therefore, i have opted to use a vsat as a solution to my problem.

now, i have about 15 systems and 5 ports for those with laptops making it 20 in all. i have budgeted at least a N100,000 a month for the bandwidth payment. i want a cafe where you can download music, use bearshare or watch movies without any problems.

any company out there or isp that has a bandwidth payment plan that can accomodate me should send me a mail at samir101ng@gmail.com

thanks guys and hope to hear from you soon.

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I will want u to try COBRANET. They are the best for now. God speed and reliable. they are also cheap. I have installed stacormms, multilink, swift, direct on pc etc all has failed until i start installing COBRANET and now saw the difference.

Try them u wont regret.

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@ all,

MTN sharkpod is not really running at 921kbps, its just that the maximum speed at which the modem can work is 921kbps, if your ISP is offering something lower than that it will still show 921kbps when connected but it's really running at that speed the ISP is giving out. And in the case of MTN one can not really determine the speed at which they operate.

But one thing i know is that its still far better than dial-up like starcomms, multilinks, reltel e.t.c.

And to those considering of getting MTN sharkpod, i will advice you not to get the modem but just subscribe for the service which is 13500 unlimited access for a month and if you are lucky you have a modem-enabled phone like motorola L6, nokia smart phones or NEC 3G phones, just connect the phone to your lappy or desky and you are a click away to the internet.

If any question on MTN sharkpod, feel free to mail me on odupitanenitan@gmail.com or call me on 01-7235792.

ONE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm interested as well to listen from people that have Nitel adsl. Their website is not working to give more info, as all the adsl hyperlinks are cripled,

Nitel and Glo are passing fiber optics all around Lagos, but Nitel is the only one who has access to Sat3.

According to some Alcatel people they have 2x8gb bandwith available, of which hardly any is used,

Until sat3 starts getting used properly will never see reliable and cheaper internet in Nigeria.

So any nitel adsl users please come forward,

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definitely ipnx, its fast and offers different options,carry go IPNX.

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Well so many stories of woe for ISPs but I want to suggest that invariably we get the quality of service that matches what we paid !!!

All said and done I still think though that we are all been taken for a ride by most ISPs I don't think I'm allowed to mention names of the bad one so I wont mention Starcomms 1x solution.

If you want a good ISP try

www.netcomafrica.com

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www.iwirelessng.com

Id recommend iwireless more cos they are good trust me!! on that I watch you tube streams with Iwireless like I'm watching TV. then I'm pro Nigerian so when I see something good in Naija i promote it over the Oyinbo version

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I don't think they have a a wide network, but Onet has saved my day (Though thier services were horrible before)

No i get a download rate between 7KB/s to 12KB/s steady! Currently in ado ekiti.

the only prices i can remember (cause i've tried them):

8am-8pm: N8,000

24hrs: N11,000

Wireless Data Card (HUAWEI EC 321) for laptop browsing: N8,000

* All prices exclude a N1000 Reactivation fee

Hope this helps

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Bigrovar just call 01-7612331-3 for more info on the iwireless broadband powered by ipNX.

As for GTay, I can not agree with you more. My enter family is addicted to this ipNX thing.

even my neighbors. The speed is like magic. To put it simply, I have never seen anytin like this ipNX solution in Nigeria.

Cheers!!!!

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Hi Guys,

Has anyone tried the GloDirect Unlimited with PCMCIA data card? I am considering geting this or MTN. Which one is better. Also can I use a phone as modem intead of the Glo data card? Getting a home internet connection in this part of Delta state (Agbor) is HARD.

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has any heard of Ariave, based in Israel,a friend has used them for his cafe in Uyo(over 60systems with 3 voice point) and they have been tight all dis while.

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I can't help but say I'm really tired of the ISP's I've been coming across in Nigeria but am willing to get a change of opinion.

i wouldn't know if you've come across any really good ISP in Nigeria. I wouldn't mind page-links, price quotes for Equipment and bandwidth subscription.

Thanks.

Where are u in Nigeria?

If u are in Port Harcourt, i will advice u to Try PETSOW COMMUNICATION and see the different

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@Vulcan

currently i'm still in the UK and was hoping to speak to them b4 arriving Nigeria. thats why i need the number to speak to them to find out what they are offering.

spoke to VGC Comms and they gave me a price quote already as follows:

INSTALLATION COST: 60,000 naira

MONTHLY RECURRENT COST,

64Kbps/64Kbps 40,000 naira

64 Kbps /128 Kbps 60,000 naira

128 Kbps/128 Kbps 80,000 naira

Erm, can anyone with experience tell me if their cheapest option of 64Kbps/64Kbps is any good to run a 7 computer office?

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@leslexx

u dont need any number. mtn is everywhere.walk in2 any of their major friendship centres with your nepa bill,ID and bank statement and 35k and thats it.

34k(20k-sharkpod,13,500 monthly rental and N380 simcard)

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Somebody mention GS Telecoms and none of you comment about them,GS telecoms now Gateway Telecomms is the best ISP in Nigeria.They provide service to Central Bank Of Nigeria,UBA (Nig & Ghana),Zenith Banks,Bank PHB,GUINNESS,NLNG,TOTAL,DHL,T&E,Starcomms,MTN,CELTEL to mention few.Though the bandwidth is expensive,but you'll enjoy what you pay for.

Contact me on +2348035707165

Gateway Telecommunications

Ikeja Teleport

1,Billingsway Road(Inside T&E) Oregun Ikeja

OR

3A, Aja Nwachukwu Close,Off Bourdillon Ikoyi Lagos

Tel +234 1 461 0700

visit www.gatewaycomms.com

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@ poster i think there is this guy called Mark but he's in Abuja he can give you details on the true picture of ADSL/broadband services on 09-5245038, 5245148

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