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”
pureLiFi has announced a new deal to supply the US Army with Kitefin a next generation optical wireless communication system using LiFi for secure data transmission without radio frequencies.Continue reading “US Army Europe starts using secure wireless communications system based on LiFi.”
According to Wikipedia: Li-Fi (ˈlaɪfaɪ; short for light fidelity) is wireless communication technology, which utilizes light to transmit data and position between devices.
In technical terms, Li-Fi is a light communication system (hence based on photonics) that is capable of transmitting data at high speeds over the visible light, ultraviolet, and infrared spectrums. In its present state, only LED lamps can be used for the transmission of visible light.
In terms of its end use, the technology is similar to Wi-Fi – the key technical difference being that Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to transmit data.Continue reading “What is Li-Fi?”
by Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz, research Fellow, Signify / Signify Li-Fi systems
The Internet of Things (IoT) drives a rapid growth of the amount of data communication as tens of Billions of devices will communicate, with widely varying communication requirements.Continue reading “Optical Wireless Communication for the Internet of Things”
by Dominic O’Brien, Professor of Engineering Science, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
The Internet of Things (IoT) presents a wide range of implementation challenges, including ensuring security, lowering energy consumption, and providing reliable communications. Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) and LiFi can assist in achieving this, and provide secure contained communications channels, energy that can be harvested by IoT nodes, and critically; new regions of the electromagnetic spectrum to alleviate the demands on the congested RF spectrum.Continue reading “Optical wireless communications technologies for the internet of things”
by Marco Zuniga, TU Delft (Network and Embedded Systems Group)
In this information age, communication is central to our societies but it is taking a toll on the earth. As reported by Time Magazine, by 2013, we were already using 50% more energy moving bytes than moving airplanes around the world. Our societies face a major challenge: How can we satisfy our ever-growing demand for communication but in a sustainable manner?Continue reading “LuxSenz: Exploiting Sunlight for Wireless Communication”
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”