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Dutch regulator sees promise in LiFi

Wednesday 7 February 2018 | 17:20 CET | News
Broadband via light could become an important alternative to Wi-Fi, Dutch regulator Agentschap Telecom believes. Under the collective name Optical wireless communication, the chip industry is working on ways to send data via special LED lamps (Visible Light Communication, also known as LiFi). LiFi uses visible light from LED lamps for the downstream communication channel and infrared for upstream. There are already commercial products that deliver up to 50 Mpbs per access point. The LED lamps can be used anywhere. Receiver numbers are still few but there are special dongles that can be used

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Agentschap Telecom / ITU / Stratix
Countries: Netherlands
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