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MTN is a South African multinational mobile telecommunications company that came to Nigeria in August 2001. Since then it has been a huge part of Nigeria’s communication ecosystem. Like any big-name communications company, they offer a wide array of services and have an amazing portfolio. The initiatives under MTN’s portfolio as of this year recorded 23.2 billion invested in projects across the country. 30.2 million people were impacted by MTN foundation interventions. They recently became the communications partners of the super eagles amongst other sponsorships.


Airtel made history on August 5, 2001, by becoming the first telecoms operator to launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria. They’ve been behind some interesting projects, including launching their own TV network Airtel TV, and sponsoring the show; The Voice Nigeria. The company has numerous CSR initiatives like the Airtel Touching Lives program. In 2020, the company took home a couple of awards, including silver and bronze awards for Digital campaign of the year at the Pitcher Awards for Chores, Stew & Conditioning, and the Bronze & Silver 2020. 


9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat, launched in Nigeria in 2008 and has certainly done a great job at keeping pace with the networks that came before it. 9mobile has a wide array of CSR programs including school programs, HIV intervention, health initiatives, and its popular adopt a school program.


Glo was established by one of Nigeria’s most successful entrepreneurs, Wale Adenuga, in 2003. The company made history by becoming the first single company to build a high-capacity submarine fibre-optic cable, popularly known as Glo-1. Talk cheap data and call bundles, talk Glo.

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