Nxtra by Airtel said it plans to invest Rs 5,000 crore by 2025 to enhance hyperscale and edge data centres in India.
This will include new data centre parks in key metro cities. The investment will triple Nxtra by Airtel’s installed capacity to over 400 MW.
Nxtra by Airtel currently operates 10 large and 120 edge data centres located strategically across India and manages critical submarine landing stations.
The Indian data centre industry is expected more than double its installed capacity from an approximate 450 MW to 1074 MW by 2023.
“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,” Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business said.
Nxtra by Airtel is scaling up use of green energy for its data centres and aims to source 50 percent of the power requirements of these centres through renewable sources as part of Airtel’s overall GHG emission reduction targets.
Nxtra by Airtel also recently commissioned captive solar power plants in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra with still more in the pipeline.