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Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi eating dust
24-02-2016, 09:34 AM. (This post was last modified: 24-02-2016, 09:34 AM by CityFarmer.)
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Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi eating dust
Interesting demo, but the technology had been explored before in Singapore class room. The speed was an advantage, but the user density was a pain. Wifi served better in a class of 20+ over the technology. I reckon, the researcher might already solved the density issue in the demo...

Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi eating dust

BARCELONA — Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp — that is the promise of Li-Fi, featuring Internet access 100 times faster than Wi-Fi with revolutionary wireless technology.

French start-up Oledcomm demonstrated the technology at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile fair, in Barcelona. As soon as a smartphone was placed under an office lamp, it started playing a video.

The big advantage of Li-Fi, short for “light fidelity”, is its lightning speed.

Laboratory tests have shown theoretical speeds of over 200 Gbps — fast enough to “download the equivalent of 23 DVDs in one second”, the founder and head of Oledcomm, Mr Suat Topsu, told AFP.

“Li-Fi allows speeds that are 100 times faster than Wi-Fi” which uses radio waves to transmit data, he added.
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