Telecom operator du and UAE-brand Zero1 successfully demonstrated the capability of Light Fidelity (LiFi) technology in Dubai — the latest technology in data communication.
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 Wi-Fi technology and significantly cheaper.
In addition, LiFi complements Wi-Fi technology, by minimising the risk of loss of data in a high density area in a confined region. In doing so, it adds significant value to du’s wireless broadband portfolio capabilities in both indoor and outdoor data transmissions. The integration of LiFi enables du to provide solutions for its business customers across municipal, commercial and industrial environments.
The operator has demonstrated three use cases of LiFi technology, including internet over LiFi, video and audio streaming over LiFi.