45 data centres spanning around 13 million sq. ft. to come up by 2025
According to the ANAROCK-Binswanger report 'Under the Lens: India's Data Centre Explosion,' 45 data centres (DCs) covering 13 million square feet and 1,015 Mw of IT capacity are expected to open in India by the end of 2025. Over 69% of the new IT capacity (1,015 Mw) will be built in Mumbai and Chennai, with 51% in Mumbai alone. Currently, India has 138 DCs totalling around 11 million square feet and 737 million watts of IT capacity (building ready). At least 57% of the existing IT capacity is concentrated in Mumbai and Chennai.
With this new supply, India will have 183 DCs on 24 million square feet, with at least 1,752 Mw of total IT capacity by 2025. Meanwhile, India has the potential for almost 2,688 Mw of future unexpected supply. DC operators have secured land for this, although the projects will most likely be designed based on actual demand and/or the outcome of earlier scheduled phases. While this is land banking for future customer expansion, the capacity must be released into the market with caution to preserve price stability. Approximately 78% of this unplanned IT capacity will be concentrated in Mumbai and Hyderabad.
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