Airtel Nxtra to set up data centres in Mumbai and Pune

Airtel Nxtra to set up data centres in Mumbai and Pune
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3 Nov, 2020

Telecom major Bharti Airtel said on Tuesday that its subsidiary Nxtra Data has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation to set up two new data centre campuses in the state. 

The new facilities will come up at Mumbai and Pune to serve the growing demand for secure data centre services.

Nxtra claims to offer secure data centre services to leading Indian and global enterprises, hyperscalers, startups, SMEs (small to medium enterprises) and governments. Its nationwide portfolio of 10 large data centres and more than 120 edge data centres provide customers with co-location services, cloud infrastructure, managed hosting, data backup, disaster recovery, and remote infrastructure management.

The company already operates two large data centres in Maharashtra. In addition, it has multiple edge data centres across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nagpur and Kolhapur.

India is witnessing a considerable surge in demand for secure data centres driven by digital transformation of businesses, consumer demand for digital services, and data localisation requirements. 

Recently, The Carlyle Group through its entities announced an investment of $235 million for a 25% stake in Nxtra at a post money valuation of $1.2 billion. Nxtra said it will use the proceeds from this transaction to continue scaling up its infrastructure and offerings across India.