Technology services company NTT India has, according to a number of reports in Indian media outlets, earmarked around US$2 billion to boost information and communications technology infrastructure in the country over the next four years. That’s an annual investment of USD 500 million in India.
The aim, it seems, is to tap the rise in data consumption and the focus is likely to be on new data centres, cloud computing, submarine cable landing stations and solar parks.
In fact submarine cables are planned for Mumbai and Chennai by next year. The company is also reportedly looking into the possibility of setting up a submarine cable landing station in Kolkata.
NTT India has pointed out that it has already put some US$800 million into ICT infrastructure and is the country’s biggest data centre player in India. It has 12 data centres in India with a 150-MW IT load, spread over 2.2 million sq ft. Nine more data centres are planned, effectively doubling capacity.
In fact we reported in May this year the launch of a new hyperscale data centre park NAV1 in Navi Mumbai, India, containing NAV1A, the first of up to four data centres planned for the park.
This launch came hard on the heels of a new data centre going live in NTT’s Chandivali campus – India’s first operational hyperscale data centre campus, again in Mumbai.