India is the second most populous country in the world, and was formerly governed by the British Empire. India boasts the 7th largest nominal GDP in the world, but has an internet literacy rate of 26% (340.87 million internet users).
The total GDP of India is over US $2.1 trillion and with a contribution of 9.5% from the digital economy, India’s data center industry is thriving. Besides India’s data centers, the digital economy includes 21.87 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 1.18 billion mobile telephone subscriptions.
India contains several data center clusters throughout the country providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in India are:
India has several important intercontinental submarine cables connecting it to Asia, Africa and Europe. There are 126 Indian data centers, the majority of these colocation facilities are located in and around Mumbai. Large carrier neutral Indian data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 1,082 service providers.
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The top five colocation facilities in India are:
The top five data center operators in India are:
The top five cloud service providers in India are:
Energy is a significant issue for data centers and India has good coverage of the energy sector. India is energized by 29.3% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil/nuclear fuels. This gives Indian colocation facilities significant opportunities to take advantage of green energy. In addition to green energy, data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores between 1.30 and 2.20. The average PUE for Indian data centers is 1.74. Indian colocation facilities provide over 593.85 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 2.70 kW to 5.40 kW.
The vastness of India ensures that it experiences a myriad of different natural disasters. The most prominent natural disasters are cyclones, floods, storms and earthquakes.
India’s communications industry is regulated by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Major players in the carrier space include:
While the top three service providers are:
There are numerous smaller providers as well.