LiFi is mobile communications by using the light. LiFi can be used next to Wi-Fi and 5G, so that radio provides ubiquitous coverage and light adds unlimited capacity. This talk will focus on LiFi for Industry 4.0. LiFi is deployed at the ceiling as a dense grid of wireless access points with a few meters of distance. For Industry 4.0, LiFi is operated as a large, distributed multiple-input multiple-output system.Continue reading “LiFi for Industry 4.0”
Standards are an important prerequisite for mass deployment of communication technologies. As Light Communications is able to serve a wide variety of applications, a single standard is not sufficient to allow for high-performance cost-optimized solutions for all cases.
After a first light communications standard initiated in 2008 and ratified in 2011 through IEEE Std 802.15.7-2011, LC standardization further evolved to cover the various deployment domains. Parallel to past and ongoing enhancements of 802.15.7, IEEE P802.15.13 addresses high speed light communication needs with up to 10 Gb/s over distances of up to 200m unrestricted line. It leverages latest technologies like distributed MU-MIMO and offers different PHY modes for data rates of up to 2.2 Gb/s per stream.
With internet users growing by the minute, comes the great challenge of ensuring faster speeds and higher bandwidths. 5G, the next wireless revolution, comes as a solution that can cater to the endlessly growing base of users. But 5G infrastructure requires denser deployments of small cells within cities having high backhaul capacity. The fibre optic cables can meet this demand but rolling out an extensive fibre network poses deployment complications. Laying down fibre is time consuming and costly process and makes expansion near impossible specifically in developing nations.Continue reading “Light Communication as a part of 5G and Beyond”
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.Continue reading “Fully leveraging LiFi capabilities through enhanced integration with 5G core and services”
LiFi at the heart of future intelligent communications networks
Authors: Micheline Perrufel, Sylvain Leroux – ORANGEContinue reading “LiFi at the heart of future intelligent communications networks”
by Farid Bichareh, CTO AASA Inc – 01LightComm, IIC Smart Factory Co-Chair
In today’s World, the most important element of success for any business, industry or even person’s life is to be connected and have realtime access to the constant stream of data being generated by the environment, devices and processes that we interact with. This means that our World becomes data-driven to enrich our decisions and planning, and give us more control over our lives.Continue reading “IoT and Li-Fi: Interoperability and business impact”