Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Group in association with the Telangana government announced an investment worth Rs 2,000 crore through its Data Center arm Nxtra Data Centers, to establish a large hyperscale data center in Hyderabad with a capacity of 60 megawatts (MW) of IT load for the first phase.
The upcoming data center will incorporate the latest technologies in cooling and security. The project is expected to be established in the next 5-7 years.
Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman of Bharti Airtel Group, said “This is one of our biggest Greenfield data center projects in India and we are happy to be working with Telangana. Since the initiation of our discussions on the data center project in the May 2022 edition of the WEF annual meeting, the government has worked at a very quick pace to ensure that the project can get into construction in a matter of months. We will work closely with Telangana to increase our footprint in the state in other portfolios of our business as well.”
IT and Industries minister KT Rama Rao said, “I am very happy to see Airtel-Nxtra data centers investment in Telangana. Hyderabad is now the hub for hyperscale data centers in India and Airtel’s investment adds to the pace we look to keep up. I hope to continue this relationship and hope the state can work together with Airtel-Nxtra to work on creating digital infrastructure to keep up with the ever-growing industry in the state.”
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