PhonePe investing $200M in building data centres in India

Amid a surge in payments volume in the country, payments giant PhonePe said that it is on its way to invest up to $200 million in building data centres across the country. The company said the startup’s investments were primarily driven by the regulatory insistence on data localisation, among other factors. It was beneficial for the company to invest in captive data centres given the data localisation mandate from the regulators.