LiFi Standardization Status and Evolution

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.

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