The Business of LiFi


Researchers Break Throughput Record for LiFi Communications

June 19

CEA-Leti researchers have broken the throughput world record of 5.1Gbps in visible light communications (VLC) using a single GaN blue micro-LED. Their data transmission rate of 7.7Gbps achieved with a 10µm microLED signals another step toward commercialisation and widespread use of LiFi communication.

First Trial of LiFi in Homes of ‘Average’ Consumers Within A Year

June 8

The Eindhoven-based Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) is planning to have a group of around fifty ‘average consumers’ test LiFi in their own homes within a year. Signify has the technology ready for this form of data communication via light sources. However, the device that transfers data received and sent to a phone, tablet, television, laptop,Read more

Nav Wireless to Set up Revolutionary LiFi Street Poles

February 24

Ahmedabad, Feb 2 (UNI) Gujarat based Nav Wireless Technologies Pvt Ltd is going to set up revolutionary Light Fidelity (LiFi) technology-enabled street light poles in the city of Haridwar before next year’s Kumbh mela that would prove to be very helpful to lakhs of pilgrims, Founder and Inventor of the company Hardik Soni said onRead more

Laser LiFi Could Send Data Speeds Soaring

February 6

Replacing radio waves with laser light could boost the speed and reach of communications far beyond that promised by 5G. It could allow autonomous cars to talk to each other, let drones send high-resolution photos to the ground, and move large volumes of data around smart factories and smart homes. At least that’s the visionRead more

Laser Light Pioneer Now Moving in on Li-Fi

January 8

The laser lighting company co-founded by the Nobel-winning co-inventor of the blue LED — who believes that illumination’s future is in lasers — now hopes to make inroads in another field that LED developers are also targeting: Li-Fi data communications.

The Future of the Internet is… Streetlights?

December 2

Despite its apparent omnipresence, the internet is only available to around half of the world’s population. Whatever estimate you choose, billions are without the basic internet access we take for granted in more developed countries. This means that, if we are to achieve digital equality, these billions of people will need access.

Signify wants to outfit buses with Li-Fi

November 25

Hoping to establish a market for Li-Fi in the public transportation sector, Signify has partnered with an Italian bus and train interior specialist to develop systems that would use light to deliver onboard entertainment programming, and would eventually deliver Internet service.

PureLiFi Raises $18m to Fuel Consumer Market Tech Rollout

November 18

The company announced its move from LiFi systems to components earlier this year at Mobile World Congress.  Scottish tech company PureLiFi has completed an $18 million (£14m) Series B funding round to provide LiFi components to mass-market mobile device manufacturers.

Why LiFi Products are yet to Shed Light on India

October 4

Despite being a much speedier internet technology as compared to WiFi, LiFi implementations are yet to make any dent in India. Unlike WiFi or wireless fidelity that uses radio waves, LiFi or light fidelity is a wireless communication technology that uses light waves to provide an internet connection. It allows for much faster data transferRead more

LiFi to Supplement 5G in Europe

October 2

Vodafone and Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) have joined forces to combine the communication power of 5G and LiFi, providing their customers with more speed and better mobile broadband connectivity. The collaboration aims to develop applications, use cases and solutions that deliver secure and reliable two-way wireless communication at speeds well beyond traditional wireless technologies suchRead more

LiFi and 5G, Stronger Together

October 2

October 1, 2019 Vodafone and Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) join forces to combine communication power of 5G and LiFi Provides professional and consumer customers with more speed and better mobile broadband connectivity Vodafone showcases benefits of the collaboration during IEEE 5G Summit in Dresden Dresden, Germany – Vodafone Deutschland and Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, areRead more

LiFi Communicates with Photons Instead of Radio Waves

September 25

Photonics is a promising technology in almost all sectors, now and in the future. Many scientists are exploring the possibilities of this light technology. But what use is it to companies in different industries? How will they apply photonics? That is what Photonics Applications Week is all about. A week full of workshops, congresses, exhibitions,Read more

Reporting at Light Speed as HSV Becomes World’s First Football Club to use LiFi

September 13

Eindhoven,  the Netherlands –September 9, 2019 – Journalists in the press center at the Volkspark stadium – home to Hamburg football club HSV Fußball AG – are the first to file their stories using an innovative new means of wireless communication. This is because Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has installed LiFi in the stadium pressRead more