LiFi is a wireless optical networking technology that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for data transmission instead of radio waves, reportedly giving it the data transmitting potential of up to 224GB per second.
According to research from Mordor Intelligence, LiFi is 100 times faster than WiFi technology as well as being significantly cheaper. In addition, LiFi complements WiFi technology, by minimizing the risk of loss of data in a high density area in a confined region. The integration of LiFi enables du to provide solutions for its business customer across municipal, commercial and industrial environments. du has demonstrated three use cases over LiFi technology including internet over LiFi, video and audio streaming over LiFi.
LiFi technology is particularly suitable for environments where safety and data security are paramount such as hospitals, company headquarters, transport, and security agencies. Discussing the demonstration, Marc Fleschen, CEO, Zero1, said: “We are thrilled to work with du on LiFi technology to create a powerful platform which will provide tangible and long-lasting solutions for du’s business partners. We are honoured to be part of the LiFi integration for different applications, which will place the UAE at the forefront of LiFi enabled environments.”