Li-Fi is an exciting emerging technology that’s got the communications technology world talking. By transmitting data by modulating LED lights and using a light detector as a receiver, Li-Fi is extremely fast compared to Wi-Fi, being able to stream up to 224 gigabits per second compared to 100 gigabits achievable by the world’s fastest Wi-Fi network.
It also has great security benefits as it is harder to intercept the signal outside of the building (or smart building). There are potential cost advantages too as ordinary LED lights can be used lowering operational and maintenance costs, although this will depend on the router and receiver costs once production at scale is reached…
Only in 2017, we have witnessed three significant acquisitions and partnerships.
- Back in February, technology provider Philips Lighting acquired the French Li-Fi start-up Luciom.
- In September Scottish Li-Fi firm PureLiFi partnered with LED lighting provider Wipro Lighting, to provide products for the Asian market.
- Also in September, French Li-Fi specialist Lucibel partnered with Citelum, part of EDF, to provide a range of LED-based lighting solutions that deliver incremental benefits from better energy performance and Li-Fi communication…
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