A super-fast alternative to WiFi known as ‘LiFi’ has just been tested in the real world and has been proven capable of sending data at up to 224 GB per second and has the potential to revolutionize internet usage. Which means you can download 18 movies of 1.5 GB each second.
LiFi, or light fidelity, is now moving to trials in the real world, with office tests in Tallin, Estonia achieving speeds of 1 GB per second. Which makes it 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies.
“We are doing a few pilot projects within different industries where we can utilise the VLC (visible light communication) technology,” Deepak Solanki, CEO of Estonian tech company, Velmenni, told IBTimes UK.
“Currently we have designed a smart lighting solution for an industrial environment where the data communication 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.”
LiFi was developed by Professor Harald Haas from the University of Edinburgh and in controlled lab conditions researchers have achieved incredible speeds of 224 GB per second.
Li-Fi transmits data using visible light communication, and it’s now being tested in offices and industrial environments in Tallinn, Estonia.