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Introducing ‘Li-Fi’: New Wireless Technology That Is 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi


Introducing ‘Li-Fi’: New Wireless Technology That Is 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

Nothing excites me like avant-garde technology and the newly tested ‘Li-fi’ is one of such.

Li-Fi is a new wireless technology that  has been tested and found to be  100 times stronger than Wi-Fi, and could revolutionise the way we interact online.

The technology, which transmits information using visible light communication, is being tested in offices and other workplaces in Tallinn in Estonia, a country in Europe.

Tests in the lab have revealed that Li-Fi can be up to 100 times quicker than Wi-Fi – it uses visible light and transmits messages through binary code.

Because visible light cannot pass through walls, it is thought the system will be more secure.

But there are no plans to replace the Wi-Fi we know and love and sometimes hate just yet – researchers want to combine the two technologies together.

Li-Fi was invented in 2011 by Professor Harald Haas from the University of Edinburgh; he showed that more data could be transmitted than a cellular tower by flickering light through a singled LED.

Researchers have reported that, in recent tests, Li-Fi has achieved data transmission of 1GB per second, making it 100 times faster than Wi-Fi.

Its lab record of 224 gigabits per second mean it could download 18 movies of 1.5GB each every second.

“We are doing a few pilot projects within different industries where we can utilise the VLC (visible light communication) technology,” Deepak Solanki, chief executive of Estonian tech company, Velmenni, told the International Business Times.

“Currently we have designed a smart lighting solution for an industrial environment where the data communications is done through light.

“We are also doing a pilot project with a private client where we are setting up a Li-fi network to access the internet in their office space.”

Other companies, including one created by Professor Haas and a French firm, are working to bring Li-Fi to the public.

Amazing stuff right? Certainly one to look forward to.


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  1. Lionheart

    November 27, 2015 at 1:33 am

    So amazing

  2. chris

    November 27, 2015 at 4:40 am

    This is a good development

  3. Prof Davis

    November 27, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Nice One. However presently I think only China will be able to run this


    November 29, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I thght u sed estonia in europe ryt..wen wil dis technology gt to Africa…its amazing


    November 30, 2015 at 4:40 am

    I thght u sed estonia in europe ryt..wen wil dis technology gt to Africa…its amazing.

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