AfricaCom is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.


Dr Albert Lysko
Principal Researcher: NGEI, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Chair: IEEE R8 (EMEA) Chapters Coordination at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research


Dr. Albert Lysko is an engineer, researcher and innovator. He is with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa since 2007, where he is a Principal Researcher. He is also the Chair for IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Chapters Coordination committee and was the Chair for IEEE South Africa in 2017-2018.

Dr. Lysko's background is in radio physics. He specializes in wireless communications and worked in both industry and academia in Europe and Africa. While at CSIR, his leading experimental research in television white spaces (TVWS) enabled providing the Internet to over 20,000 users in 2 African countries, setting up the South African national TVWS regulation and contributed to TVWS regulations in other African countries and USA. He has authored 3 patents, a book, 2 book chapters, over 70 research papers, over 24 popular and news articles, and led producing several technology demonstrators.

His professional achievements have also been recognized through invitations to deliver plenary, keynote and other invited talks, as well as in serving in the General Chair and Technical Chair roles in several international IEEE conferences. He serves as the South African representative in the EU Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action CA15104 «Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond (IRACON) and served in a similar role in the COST Action VISTA earlier.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Regulators unlocking 5G innovation

  • Technology: Effectively using spectrum to maximise connectivity in rural areas