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NTT launches data centre campus in Chennai

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NTT Ltd has launched a new hyperscale data centre campus in Chennai, India, named Chennai 2.

Located in Ambattur, Chennai 2 has a total planned capacity of 34.8 MW across two buildings. The first facility, which has already gone live, offers a capacity of 17.4 MW IT load.

Sharad Sanghi, Chairman NTT GDC India, said, “India is an important market for us and home to a significant part of this global capacity. Going forward, our investment roadmap in India includes multiple data centre campuses, renewable energy plants, subsea cables, and more. We are dedicated to empowering India’s digital landscape and are excited to embark on this transformative journey.”

This new development follows the recent landing of the MIST subsea cable in Chennai. The cable, which was constructed by a consortium including NTT Communications India Network Service and Orient Link, is the first cable system for the NTT group to directly provide connectivity to India. It has 12 fibre pairs capable of carrying more than 200 TBPS of data, and will connect Malaysia, India, Singapore, and Thailand.

Doug Adams, SEVP, GDC & Submarine Cable, NTT, said, “Data centres are at the foundation of every successful digital transformation effort. As one of the global leaders in data centre services, NTT has been investing aggressively to add data centre capacity across all our markets to support our client’s digital initiatives. Our planned and operational data centre capacity exceeds 1,900 MW across 20 countries and regions. To conclude, it can be said that NTT is well-positioned to meet the growing demands of clients and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.”

With the launch of Chennai 2, NTT’s data centre footprint in India has grown to 16 facilities, offering 205 MW of IT power.

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