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Press Release -- November 23rd, 2022
Source: nxtra

Nxtra by Airtel begins construction on the largest data centre in East India

600 Cr Hyper-scale facility to support the growing digital demands of East India and SAARC  
1. 25 MW data centre to be operational by 2024; 
2. In line with Nxtra’s commitment to the environment and sustainability, Kolkata facility will also operate with a maximum share of green energy.  
Kolkata, November 22, 2022: Nxtra Data Limited (“Nxtra by Airtel”), a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel (Airtel) today announced that it broke ground for its new hyper-scale data centre in Kolkata. Nxtra by Airtel will invest Rs 600 Cr to create the largest data centre in East India, which will serve the underserved market in India’s east, north-east and SAARC region, supporting the growing needs of enterprises and global cloud players.
The 25 MW facility in Kolkata at New Town will be operational by 2024 and will be a green facility, sourcing clean energy for its operations since its inception. Once ready, it 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, further cementing Nxtra’s position as the nation’s largest network of data centres.
“Nxtra and Airtel are delighted to lead West Bengal’s transition into a digital-first economy and would like to thank the state government for their unstinting support. We believe that there is immense potential in the region, our state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral, hyper-scale data centre will not only serve West Bengal but the entire eastern region including north-east and our neighbouring countries, said Mr. Rajesh Tapadia, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Nxtra by Airtel.
Nxtra by Airtel will invest over Rs 5000 cr over the next four years to expand its capacity by 3X to over 400 MW. The company has already invested and partnered with eight organisations to develop renewable energy power plants across India to source more than 180,000 MWh of renewable energy. Nxtra has the ambition to reach net zero by 2031.
About Airtel: Headquartered in India, Airtel is a global communications solutions provider with over 500 Mn customers in 17 countries across South Asia and Africa. The company ranks amongst the top three mobile operators globally and its networks cover over two billion people. Airtel is India’s largest integrated communications solutions provider and the second-largest mobile operator in Africa. Airtel’s retail portfolio includes high-speed 4G/5G mobile broadband, Airtel Xstream Fiber that promises speeds up to 1 Gbps with convergence across linear and on-demand entertainment, streaming services spanning music and video, digital payments and financial services. For enterprise customers, Airtel offers a gamut of solutions that includes secure connectivity, cloud and data centre services, cyber security, IoT, Ad Tech and CPaaS (Airtel IQ). For more details visit
About Nxtra by Airtel: Nxtra by Airtel, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited, offers the largest network of secure, scalable, and sustainable data centres in India to leading enterprises, hyperscalers, start-ups, SMEs and governments. Being associated with both the data centre and telecom industry for more than 2 decades, we provide a platform of hyper-connected state-of-the-art core and edge data centres across 120+ locations. We enable businesses to accelerate their digital journey and host their applications closer to their customers than ever before. Backed by one of the world’s largest investment firms ‘Carlyle Group’ and already investing in multiple large data centre parks, we’re committed to being long-term partners in our customer’s journey of scale and creating a digital future together. For further information, please visit

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