Bharti Airtel To Invest Rs 5,000 Crore By 2025 To Scale Up Its Data Centre Business

by Swarajya Staff - Sep 30, 2021 10:17 AM
Bharti Airtel To Invest Rs 5,000 Crore By 2025 To Scale Up Its Data Centre BusinessAirtel office in Gurugram (Pradeep Gaur /Mint via Getty Images)

Communications solutions provider Bharti Airtel on Thursday (30 September) said it plans to invest Rs 5,000 crore to scale up its data centre network.

Accordingly, the investment will include setting up new data centre parks in key metro cities.

Besides, the company unveiled a refreshed brand identity 'Nxtra by Airtel' for its data centre business.

"Nxtra by Airtel has the largest network of data centres in India. It currently operates 10 large and 120 edge data centres located strategically across India and manages critical submarine landing stations," the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Coupled with Airtel’s global network, it offers secure and scalable integrated solution to global hyperscalers, large Indian enterprises, start-ups, SMEs and governments, it added.

"With 5G around the corner, a fast growing digital economy, enterprises transitioning to cloud and local data storage regulations, India is witnessing a strong demand for reliable data centre solutions," the company said.

The Indian data centre industry is expected to more than double its installed capacity from an approximate 450 MW to 1,074 MW by 2023, it added.

"Nxtra by Airtel aims to be at the forefront of this growth and plans to invest Rs 5,000 crores by 2025 to further scale up its industry leading network of hyperscale and edge data centres. This will include new data centre parks in key metro cities," the company said.

"Airtel has built the largest data centre network in India and we are now doubling down on this business to scale up our network that will be at the core of 5G and Digital India," said Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business.

"Our experience of operating secure data centres, deep brand trust in the enterprise segment and the ability to deliver end-to-end digital transformation solutions positions us well to serve the emerging requirements of India's connected economy. The new brand identity embodies this vision and ambition," Chitkara added.

(With inputs from IANS)

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