Bharti Airtel’s subsidiary Nxtra Data Limited will be setting up two new data centers in Maharashtra which will come up in Mumbai and Pune. The company has executed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation for the new data centres.
Airtel already operates two large data centers in Maharashtra with multiple Edge data centers across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nagpur, and Kolhapur. The company will be using the proceeds from the recent investment of USD 235 mn in Nxtra by The Carlyle Group for a 25% stake at a post-money valuation of USD 1.2 bn.
“We are on a mission to support the growth of India’s digital ecosystem with state-of-the-art and highly secure data centre infrastructure. We are delighted to add to our footprint in Maharashtra as part of our nationwide expansion plans to serve the evolving requirements of digital India.”
Rajesh Tapadia, CEO – Nxtra Data
The country is seeing a rapid increase in demand for secure data centers driven by the digital transformation of business and consumer demand for digital services. Nxtra with a countrywide portfolio of 10 large data centers and more than 120 edge data centers providing customers with co-location services, cloud infrastructure, managed hosting, data backup, disaster recovery, and remote infrastructure management.