Nxtra Data Ltd: Airtel’s Nxtra begins work on new data center in Kolkata

Nov 23, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Nxtra Data, a Bharti Airtel subsidiary, has announced that it has broken ground on a new data center in Kolkata, India. The facility, expected to go live in 2024, will see an investment of Rs 600 Crore ($74.4m), spanning 150,000 sq ft (13,900 sqm) and will be located in Kolkata’s Bengal Silicon Valley tech park in the east of the city. A number of government ministers and company executives were in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The company has outlined that the 25 MW data center will offer capacity for around 1,500 racks.

“Nxtra and Airtel are delighted to partner with West Bengal in its digital-first economy agenda and would like to thank the state government for its unflinching support. The new facility will be one of the largest data centers in East India and will be the gateway to serving customers in and around the eastern region and the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries. We are investing extensively on Green Energy and our state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral, hyper-scale Kolkata data center will run on renewable sources of energy,” said Rajesh Tapadia, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Nxtra.

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