Could Li-Fi solve the Wi-Fi challenge in many venues? Perhaps, and we’ll know more in the next couple of years because an Estonia start-up has begun to test the technology in offices in Tallinn.
“We are doing a few pilot projects within different industries where we can utilise the VLC (visible light communication) technology,” Deepak Solanki, CEO of 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.”
Li-Fi uses light to send data, often at up to 1GBps, which is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. Harald Haas invented the technology and hopes that future LED lights could include microchips that make Li-Fi possible.
To better understand how Li-Fi works, please watch the video above featuring Haas at a recent TED Talk.