According to information on Alireta website which is now redirected to Web4Africa,Alireta – one of the web hosting companies in Nigeria, has been bought over by Web4Africa. This is coming after Web4Africa acquired Nairahost in December of last year.
1st May 2011: Web4Africa acquires web hosting firm Alireta. .
5th Dec 2010: Web4Africa has acquired Nairahost
There are elements of consolidation taking place in Nigeria mobile and web ecosystem as foreign and local investors begin to take it serious. More local firms will continue to be bought over as investors look for cheap bargains on the arrival of the era of affordable broadband when the fiber optic cable is completed, ushering a new era in Nigeria.
Alirate is Web Hosting Nigeria, Reseller Hosting, and Dedicated Servers (alireta.com): Alireta provides Web Hosting Nigeria, Reseller Hosting, Dedicated Servers. Hundreds of Nigerian websites trust Alireta for their web hosting needs
Web4Africa: Web Hosting, Domain Name & Web Design services (web4africa.net): Offers Professional Web Design, Web Applications Development, Web Hosting, Domain Name Registration, and other E-Commerce Solutions, to clients worldwide. Accepts paypal, alertpay, liberty reserve, okpay and moneybookers
We are contacting the owner of Alireta to know if they can disclose more about the acquisition, especially the amount, if possible. If that works, we will share with you.
This is good news for Nigeria. We welcome this.