The Business of LiFi


Signify Explains LiFi Systems

November 19

The rise of smart devices and Internet of Things (IoT) means the increased demand for connectivity. In fact, by 2020, there will be more than 50 billion devices that would be always connected to the rest of the world. With that being said, something needs to be done to improve internet connectivity so that itRead more

Signify Tests LiFi in 20 Countries

November 15

GLOBAL leader in lighting Signify raised the bar in innovation when it recently introduced in the local market the Light Fidelity (LiFi), a technology using high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) lighting to obtain a broadband Internet connection through light waves.

Osram is Bullish on LiFi

November 13

In a call with investors, Olaf Berlien, OSRAM Licht AG – CEO & Chairman of the Managing Board, stated, “Ladies and gentlemen, something is big happening in the lighting market: it is shifting from illumination to photonics. So what does photonics mean? It basically means the emission, the transmission and the detection of light. In theRead more

Global LiFi Congress®

November 12

The International LiFi Community This unique event dedicated to LiFi will take place on the 12th and 13th of June 2019 at “Les Salons Hoche” in Paris (near the Arc de Triomphe). Due to your role and the innovation policy of your company, we are convinced that this event will be of great interest to you. The scientific and economic leaders involvedRead more

PureLiFi Presents to Xi Jinping

November 8

The presentation took place as part of a UK innovation-themed pavilion with the Duke of York and Liam Fox. LiFi was presented as a symbol of UK innovation which enables more secure, energy efficient and faster connections – that can provide 1000 times more bandwidth than conventional WiFi.

Firefly LiFi Demonstrates Commercially Available and ITU G.vlc Standard Recommendation Compliant Solutions at the Broadband World Forum

October 26

BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(Broadband World Forum, Berlin) – Firefly LiFi, a manufacturer of Visible Light Communications (VLC) LiFi products, announced that its SecureLink LiFi solutions are compliant with the latest draft of the ITU G.9991 (or “G.vlc”) Standard Recommendation. This latest draft of the G.vlc Recommendation was coordinated by the International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Sector (ITU-T), whoseRead more

Sisoft Brings LiFi to Mexico

October 25

LiFi is coming to Mexico next year, reportedly making it the first country in North America where “visible light communication” technology will be employed. Computer and technology firm Sisoft Mexico will be installing the system in homes, businesses and hospitals in Mexico City.

Lucibel Unveils Enhanced LiFi Product Range with Lower Prices

October 22

Lighting systems manufacturer Lucibel announced the forthcoming launch of a new LiFi range developed with its Scottish partner PureLiFi. The company described the range as a second generation of products, featuring patent-pending innovation. A new LED downlight and LiFi key will be commercialised from November at more than half the retail price of their predecessorsRead more

Signify to Launch LiFi Luminaires Before Year End

October 19

Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, plans to start selling LED luminaires equipped with LiFi technology sometime in the fall. Luminaires are complete electric light units. With Signify, they can also provide fast, stable internet connection. Signify Benelux CEO told Elsevier the company will initially focus on the business market and on business applications. LiFi could become anRead more

Perovskite Photodetectors for LiFi

October 19

The materials called perovskites—which combine cheap, simple manufacturing processes with good semiconductor specs—have attracted a lot of attention as a potential low-cost platform for solar cells and LEDs. Researchers would also like to put those same qualities into service in photodetectors, for high-bandwidth applications such as free-space visible-light communications (VLC), popularly known as “Li-Fi.”

A Signifycant Issue with LiFi

October 17

LiFi is a wireless optical networking technology that uses LEDs for data transmission. It is essentially a way to receive wireless Internet that is different from Wi-Fi. LiFi acquired its name due to the similarity to Wi-Fi, only using light frequency instead of radio frequency.   Dr. Harald Haas first coined the term in a TEDRead more

Aviation Technology Company Astronics Promotes LiFi for Air Travel

October 17

Aviation technology company Astronics has brought to NBAA a new cabin demonstration booth to showcase about 30 cabin technologies.  Those include a cabin control system that lets passengers manipulate a range of cabin functions via a wireless touchscreen device about the size of a smartphone.

How Light Could Help Superfast Mobile Reach Even Further

October 12

The global race towards superfast “fifth generation” mobile internet, known as 5G, is entering a key phase. The trouble is no-one knows exactly which technologies will be best for offering such a service. But one telecoms firm may just have had a light-bulb moment. At its headquarters in Slough, O2 has installed an unusual demo.Read more