Bharti Airtel is planning to invest around Rs 35 billion over three years to expand its data centre capacity.

The telco is focused to expand the capacity between three and five times from the current 100 MW.

As per industry sources, Airtel through its subsidiary Nxtra Data Limited, will build up to eight data centres, which would include parks as well. Further, each data park could host up to 100 MW. Some of these could be data centre parks in Pune, Mumbai wherein the company has multiple buildings in one park.

With this, Airtel aims to tap into the increasing need to store digital information locally amid a strong uptake in digital payments and the imminent launch of 5G services.