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Singapore kicks off Li-Fi light-based trials

Singapore’s regulator, IMDA, is waiving frequency fees associated with Li-Fi (light fidelity) trials to encourage technical trials of this technology. Li-Fi is a light-based communication technology “that has the potential to provide a new layer of wireless connectivity as a future-ready solution in addition to the heterogeneous radio frequency wireless networks”. IMDA adds: “We have seen growing interest from both local and overseas companies to explore its potential benefits and applications.” Li- Fi uses the visible light portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between 400 and 800 THz. Operating at the higher range of the spectrum allows Li-Fi to deliver potentially higher capacity throughput of up to 1Gbps while alleviating demand for radio spectrum. Li-Fi networks could be deployed to complement the existing networks such as mobile and Wi-Fi networks, providing an additional boost in the capacity. Read more

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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