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Colocation Data Center Statistics, India
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The primary co-location data center area in India is the countrys largest city, Mumbai, with a population of about 14 million people. The other large cities in India include New Delhi (the capital), Bangalore, Kolkata and numerous more. However, Mumbai's location facing the west coast makes it well connected as multiple submarine cables land there, going through the middle east to europe and the other way through south east asia. Cochin longer down the coast of the country is also connected to multiple of submarine cables, which also makes it a location worth considering when looking for co-location data centers.
India is a very large country spanning over an area of about 3,2 million square kilometers with a population of more than 1,1 billion people. There is a lot of skilled IT people in the country, and even though the official language is Hindi a lot of the population speaks English as well.
India facts from the CIA World Factbook:
Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan
droughts flash floods, as well as widespread and destructive flooding from monsoonal rains severe thunderstorms earthquakes
general assessment: recent deregulation and liberalization of telecommunications laws and policies have prompted rapid growth local and long distance service provided throughout all regions of the country, with services primarily concentrated in the urban areas steady improvement is taking place with the recent admission of private and private-public investors, but combined fixed and mobile telephone density remains low at about 35 for each 100 persons nationwide and much lower for persons in rural areas extremely rapid growth in cellular service with modest declines in fixed lines
domestic: mobile cellular service introduced in 1994 and organized nationwide into four metropolitan areas and 19 telecom circles each with multiple private service providers and one or more state-owned service providers in recent years significant trunk capacity added in the form of fiber-optic cable and one of the world's largest domestic satellite systems, the Indian National Satellite system (INSAT), with 6 satellites supporting 33,000 very small aperture terminals (VSAT)
international: country code - 91 a number of major international submarine cable systems, including Sea-Me-We-3 with landing sites at Cochin and Mumbai (Bombay), Sea-Me-We-4 with a landing site at Chennai, Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) with a landing site at Mumbai (Bombay), South Africa - Far East (SAFE) with a landing site at Cochin, the i2i cable network linking to Singapore with landing sites at Mumbai (Bombay) and Chennai (Madras), and Tata Indicom linking Singapore and Chennai (Madras), provide a significant increase in the bandwidth available for both voice and data traffic satellite earth stations - 8 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region) 9 gateway exchanges operating from Mumbai (Bombay), New Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta), Chennai (Madras), Jalandhar, Kanpur, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, and Ernakulam (2008)
Internet hosts: 2.707 million (2008)
Internet users: 80 million (2007)