London/New Delhi, 13 February 2019 – A new report from BroadGroup reveals that India is on the verge of significant data centre expansion.

Although capacity and available power will increase over the next couple of years, the real period of growth will occur over the next five years.

Strong growth drivers present in the market provide compelling reasons to support investment as India seeks to digitalize its economy, consumers generate massive data and e-commerce thrives in what will be by a $5 trillion dollar economy by 2024.

The new report, Data Centres India, BroadGroup surveys the market drivers and landscape with profiles of more than 30 third party data centre providers.

Data centre capacity in m2 will increase by almost 68% from 2018 to the end of 2020, and available power is forecast to increase by more than 400MW across the same period.

Most data centre development has taken place in southern India and the cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai will collectively represent around 79% of all m2 space by the end of 2020. Mumbai – a megacity – hosts the largest in space and power and has a number of cable landing stations.

Power in particular renewable energy and domestic fibre availability will be challenges in the foreseeable future. Solar and wind power are the current focus of government plans. The opportunity for fibre investment remains significant.

“India stands at the crossroads of tremendous change in the date centre sector,” commented Philip Low of BroadGroup. “The report reveals that the scope for growth remains significant given the present population of data centres and is in the early stages of investment in hyperscale and Edge facilities are already underway and promises a vibrant market in the years ahead.”

Data Centres India is available from BroadGroup.