Heterogeneous LiFi and WiFi networks

We present a survey to hybrid LiFi and WiFi networks, in the context of indoor communications. We introduce the different features of each technology and review papers showing the possible collaborative coexistence of the two networks. Research directions in this field are also reviewed.

A presentation by Catherine Lepers, Full Professor / Dean for faculty affairs at Telecom SudParis.

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Question 1: What drives you?
As a founding academic member at LCA involved in telecommunication sector, we get interest for optical wireless communications to address in next future new topics in teaching and research activities.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your session?
He should attend our presentation if he is curious to know more about the possible coexistence between LiFi and WiFi. What are the challenges? and the interest to consider this opportunity.

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
It seems that optical wireless technologies with their specific features in comparison with other technologies, have some interesting potential in some specific use cases.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
As part of the numerical infrastructure of the networks, they should impact on safety, data bit rate and environment.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
As a new technology, optical wireless communications must demonstrate their efficiency and their ability to cope with other technologies.

About Catherine Lepers
Catherine Lepers is Full Professor and Dean for Faculty Affairs at Institut Polytechnique de Paris/Telecom SudParis, since 2008. Her present research interests in SAMOVAR Laboratory include machine learning for optical networks and optical wireless communications. She managed different projects devoted to home networking, ROADM node evaluation, multilayer network dimensioning.
She represents Institut Mines Telecom, academic founding member at Light Communication Alliance (LCA). She is Deputy Head of the research committee in DIGICOSME Labex. She represents Telecom SudParis at the Academic Council from IP Paris.

About Institut Mines Telecom / Telecom SudParis
Institut Mines Telecom (IMT) (France) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research for innovation.
IMT engineering schools support innovation and business development under the authority of the French Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs.
It is a key player in the fusion of science, engineering and digital technology, and takes its schools’ skills into the major fields of transformation in digital technology, industry, energy and the environment as well as their impact on the industry of the future, cities, health, and autonomy.

Catherine Lepers will be speaking at the 2022 edition of the LiFi Conference.

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