Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) has developed across the years to allow devices to connect from a longer range and experience stronger connectivity. Trying to envisage the future of wireless internet connectivity can be quite challenging. Yet, with the introduction of a new and developing technology called Li-Fi, things are about to get much more interesting.
Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) is consider to be 100 times faster than standard Wi-Fi that runs at a blazing speed. It uses visible-light communication rather than radio-frequency spectrum to carry out much more information and resolve the problem of RF-bandwidth limitations. Li-Fi is considered to be more secure than Wi-Fi and can prevent hackers to infiltrate a connected network. It was Harald Haas who first coined the term ”Li-Fi” during his TED Global Talk. His novel idea was to receive ”wireless data from every light.”
Basically, to connect to Li-Fi you would need LED lightbulbs in order for data to be transferred at up to 224 gigabits per second. The vision behind the idea is that the lightbulbs can act as wireless routers. Unlike Wi-Fi, Li-Fi cannot pass through walls and requires LED lightbulbs to be placed in different parts of the house in order to enjoy the power of its connectivity. Yet this doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it is actually what makes it more secure and impenetrable.
Finally, we can definitely see Li-Fi support incorporated in future phones. Some reports suggested that Apple may include it in the future iPhones. This is not hard to believe since it was discovered that iOS 9.1 code references to ”LiFiCapability” which is supportive of such a prediction. Can you imagine how fast you would be able to upload, browse, and buffer with the use of Li-Fi? Li-Fi pioneers pureLiFi have partnered with Lucibel to make Li-Fi a global possibility. It has been tested in Dubai and its success was revolutionary.