Indian data center operator Yotta is partnering with local conglomerate BLC Holding Pvt Ltd in a joint venture to build a data center outside Kathmandu, Nepal.

Yotta and BLC Nepal
– Yotta on LinkedIn

Located 20km (12 miles) outside the capital in Ramkot, the facility - known as K1 - will offer 4MW of IT capacity across 60,000 sq ft (5,600 sqm) on a three-acre plot.

Expected to launch in the next two years, the facility is said to be part of a multi-million dollar deal, but details of the transaction have not been shared.

In addition to core data center services, the data center will offer access to Yotta’s cloud platforms, including its Shakti Cloud for AI and HPC computing and Yntraa hyperscale cloud.

The companies say the K1 facility will have a modular design, will be carrier-neutral, and will provide network access through three fiber routes.

“We are poised to establish a top-tier data center in the region. This strategic collaboration not only expands our vital market reach but also enables us to provide state-of-the-art technologies, assisting businesses in establishment and growth, all while ensuring regulatory compliance,” said Sunil Gupta, co-founder and CEO at Yotta.

Megha Chaudhary, MD at BLC, added: “The proposed K1 facility will not just be a data center; we are creating an ICT ecosystem that drives local and global growth.”

Headquartered in Kathmandu, BLC Holdings is part of the Nepalese BL Conglomerate and operates in sectors including agro-business, nutrition, healthcare, manufacturing, and community development.

Yotta operates three data center campuses in India, with sites in Mumbai, Gujarat, and New Delhi. The company plans to launch a facility at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, as well as in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The company also has Edge facilities in operation or development across India, located in Lucknow, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Indore, Nagpur, Jaipur, and Chandigarh.

Yotta, a member of the Nvidia Partner Network, announced plans earlier this year to buy another $500 million of Nvidia GPUs for its data centers.

Current data center operators in Nepal include Cloud Himalaya, DataHub, and NITC. Telcos Ncell and Subisu also have facilities in the country.