Airtel subsidiary, Nxtra Data Limited (“Nxtra by Airtel”), has just announced the launch of its new hyper-scale data center in Kolkata East India, to serve the ‘underserved’ markets of east and north-east regions.

Nxtra by Airtel plans to expand its offerings and capacity by 3X to over 400 MW – over the next four year with over Rs 5000 cr. Investment. The new data center is to be a part of this expansion with over Rs 600 Crore investment and the delivery of 25 MW IT load at full built.

According to the company, the new hyperscale data center will be a green facility, sourcing clean energy for running its operations in accordance with Nxtra by Airtel’s commitment to environment and ambition to reach net zero by 2031.

“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,” said Rajesh Tapadia, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Nxtra by Airtel

“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 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 source of energy.”

As announced, the new data center will be Nxtra’s 1st large-scale facility in East India in addition to its already existing 12 large and 120 edge facilities across India, however the new facility is to be fully operational by 2024.

Recently, Amazon Web Services (AWS), also announced the launch of its second AWS infrastructure Region in India as well as a planned investment of approximately $4.4 billion in India by 2030 – covering capital expenditures on the construction of data centers, operational expenses related to ongoing utilities and facility costs, and purchases of goods and services from regional businesses.