Meso and Avanti Communications deliver the high-speed Internet connectivity to the National Library of South Africa


Avanti Communications Group plc and Meso Group Pty have completed the first phase of a major project to connect libraries in South Africa.

Following a competitive tender, Meso Group Pty won the bid to deliver services to 400 provincial libraries using Avanti's HYLAS 2 satellite service.

The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) launched an information-management project across the three provinces of Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga. The aim is to provide increased connectivity and allow libraries to better share records and data on stock management via the internet.  This will improve operating efficiency and increase the satisfaction of their many borrowers.