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Forget Wi-Fi; "Li-Fi" Is Coming With 100 Times Faster Speed!

Forget Wi-Fi; “Li-Fi” Is Coming With 100 Times Faster Speed!

The Latest Wi-Fi Standards Are Faster Than The Internet You Are Currently Using At Home, But Even The Fastest Wireless Networks Can’t Keep Up With Li-Fi.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has published a new light-based communications standard, and an industry group has said it supports the measure.

According to ExtremeTech, Li-Fi will not replace Wi-Fi; But it is a fast and useful option for data transfer.

PureLiFi and Fraunhofer HHI are committed to developing the Li-Fi standard. Fraunhofer HHI believes that Li-Fi can enhance the network through lighting fixtures in the building.

Li-Fi module in mobile

On the other hand, pureLiFi has produced a new 14.5 mm module called Light Antenna ONE, inserted into phoneslaptops, and other electronic devices. The dimensions of the module in question are similar to the antenna module of the 5G mmWave network.

Wi-Fi has become widespread because it has enough range and offers good speed. A Wi-Fi hotspot alone can bring high-speed Internet to your home or office because radio waves can pass through obstacles. Higher frequency signals such as lasers can transmit much larger data, but only if no barriers exist.

The Li-Fi Alliance claims this technology can be 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, but this is still a theory, and there is no hardware to test the Li-Fi Alliance’s claim.

The Li-Fi standard can transfer 224 GB of data in one second, equivalent to approximately 1,700 Gbps. Standard Wi-Fi 6 speed reaches 9.6 Gbps, and standard Wi-Fi 7 comes 40 Gbps. NASA’s space lasers transmit data at 200 gigabits per second.

Li-Fi uses infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye. Still, it may interfere with the performance of night-vision security cameras or robotic vacuum cleaners that use lasers to move.

We will probably see the operational version of Li-Fi technology for the first time in early 2024 during trade shows such as CES and MWC.