NTT Communications (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group is planning to invest $160 million for data centre expansion in India.
NTT Com has decided to invest more than $160 million on the two data centers, which will become operational by April 2018. These data centers will add nearly 500,000 square feet of gross floor space at full build. This brings NTT Com’s total gross footprint to 1,100,000 square feet in India.
The company has recently launched international data network services in India through its affiliate NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS). The acquisition of this licence in India follows the initiation of construction of the company’s two new data centers in Mumbai and Bangalore, through Netmagic, a subsidiary of NTT Com and one of the leading managed hosting and cloud service providers in India.
NTT Com acquired Virtual Network Operator – International Long Distance (VNO-ILD) network licence in March this year. NTT Com has been providing Arcstar Universal One services as its international network services, by partnering with local carriers. The company implements its own value-added services such as Network Virtualization Functions (NVF), while utilizing the infrastructure of its partner carriers in India.
NTT Com is the first Japanese ICT provider of VNO-ILD network licence in India.
“India has been a key strategic market for us with the accelerating shift of IT services from traditional enterprise data centres into the cloud-based services,” said NTT Com President and CEO Tetsuya Shoji.
“For the past few years, our business in India has consistently grown over 35 percent annually. With further expansion of data center foot print and addition of international data network services to our service portfolio, we aim to meet the growing market needs for Mobility, e-Commerce, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and Big Data,” added Shoji.
Sharad Sanghi MD & CEO of Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company) said, “With this two new data centers, Netmagic becomes one of the largest data center service providers in India.”
Built to the exacting global design standards of NTT Com, the new data centers in Mumbai and Bangalore will be accommodating 2,750 racks/22 MW power and 1,500 racks/ 15 MW power respectively. With NTT Com’s high-speed, high-volume Internet backbone and network services, customers can accelerate their business development to meet the increasing demand of cloud services.