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Airtel appoints Rajesh Tapadia as CEO of Nxtra Data

Kolkata, Aug 19 (UNI) Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest integrated telecommunications services provider, today said that it has appointed Rajesh Tapadia as Chief Executive Officer of its data centre and cloud business - Nxtra Data.

Airtel is the largest player in India’s B2B connectivity space with over 3000 global/large enterprises and over 500,000 SMEs as customers. Nxtra Data, a subsidiary of Airtel, is a leading player in the data centre and cloud services segment. It offers data centre services, managed services and cloud services to top Indian and global enterprises, start-ups, SMEs and governments. It operates 10 large data centres along with 120 plus edge data centres located strategically across India and is building four new large data centres.

The data centre and cloud services market in India is witnessing tremendous growth driven by the rapid digitization of enterprises and uptake of digital services such as content and social media by customers. The segment is slated to grow to a USD Four Billion plus market by 2022 and Airtel with its integrated services portfolio and deep, secure networks is uniquely positioned to leverage this opportunity, a company release issued to UNI here said.

Commenting on the appointment Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), said, 'Digital India is transforming the economy and opening up exciting new opportunities to serve customers. The data centre and cloud segment is an important pillar in our strategy to address enterprise customers’ evolving needs. We have already undertaken some very ambitious projects in this area and our ambition is to leverage our strengths to gain disproportionate share in this space.'
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