Fully leveraging LiFi capabilities through enhanced integration with 5G core and services

LiFi has superior capabilities compared to other licensed-exempt wireless technologies like Wi-Fi / IEEE 802.11. Current deployment models mainly treat LiFi like the common licensed-exempt technologies missing the possibility to fully exploit the potential performance of light communications.

The presentation will show where common Wi-Fi interworking models for the integration with 5G core and services fall short in fully leveraging LiFi capabilities, and what steps have to be taken in development and standardization to overcome the shortcomings in the current approaches.

Maximilian Riegel received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from TU Munich, Germany and is currently responsible for IEEE & Wi-Fi standardization within Nokia.

He participies in IEEE 802 and other Wi-Fi related standardization for more than 15 years and led the development of IEEE 802.1CF-2019 specification. He was NWG vice chair in the WiMAX Forum, led the Ethernet over cellular work in IETF 16ng WG, and chaired the OmniRAN SG/TG activities in IEEE 802. He regularly acts as lecturer for Wi-Fi and as speaker at technical conferences. Formerly, he held R&D management positions within Siemens Communications and Philips Communication Industry.

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Maximilian Riegel will speak at the 2021 edition of the Online Li-Fi Conference.

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