NTT India has reportedly announced that it will soon invest $1.5 billion in an effort to double its data centre capacity to 2.5 million sqft.

Earlier in January 2021, NTT had integrated its three India units into one entity, thus creating NTT India. The three units were- NTT India, NTT Communications India, and NTT-Netmagic. Further, the company had committed to invest $ 2 billion to drive the data centres, networks and solar projects in the country over the next three years.

Going forward, the company plans to launch six more data centre parks over the next three years. Of these, currently three parks are under construction in Mhape and Airoli (both Navi Mumbai) and Chandivali in Mumbai; and one each will be come up in Chennai, Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru.

This expansion will see an investment of around $1.5 billion of the committed $ 2 billion capex over the next three years. Further, this will help NTT India double its capacity to over 2.5 million sqt from the current 1.5 million sqft.

Moreover, the company will also set aside $100 million from $ 2 billion and invest that sum into building new undersea cable landing ports in Chennai, Mumbai and Khandala in Gujarat.