Raising demand for Li-Fi
Owing to the reason of increased demand of internet utility, the expectation of better internet connectivity has become a major need. It is estimated that, there is going to be an enlargement of up to 80% online video based communication that is going to hit the internet traffic by the year 2019.
Eventually, this makes enough sense for expecting practical use of the breakthrough invention, Visual Light Communication (VLC) called Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) for wireless data communication. Through this technology access internet in a remarkable speed of 224 gigabits per second, which is 100 times faster than a Wi-Fi network.
On top of that, functioning based on varying light intensity, it also offers extensive affordability, energy efficiency and safety, apart from the lightning speed of internet connectivity. Meanwhile, there are other crucial factors supporting Li-Fi utility. Hence, the Li-Fi is going to be the preferred wireless data communication, in the upcoming future.
Global Li-Fi market
The global Li-Fi market is anticipated to grow dramatically up to 80.8% of Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) within 2023. On taking this factor into consideration, this Li-Fi technology possibly will overrule the other wireless communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and others. Many countries, including the US, China, and Japan, have been taking necessary initiatives to promote this technology.
Prospected usages of Li-Fi
Health concerns: Due to the electromagnetic radiations propelled by the existing Wi-Fi technology, which could be harmful to health, the Wi-Fi is restricted in certain places. Therefore, Li-Fi technology is much expected to be used in hospitals, schools, educational institutions, health and medical centres, in the upcoming years.
Security: Besides that, owing to the fact that the light waves cannot pass through walls, the Li-Fi communication could effectively offer, secured data protection. So that, it can be used at defence or any other sector that requires high security, where the internal data are made inaccessible to unauthorized access by any means. Thus, they can prevent from data hacking.
Further, Li-Fi can make the internet availability simple and fast, with the help of Li-Fi device fitted light bulb. For instance, places like hospitals, schools, day-care centres, airplanes, nuclear power stations, submarines can be Li-Fi enabled, where the Wi-Fi is prohibited or fails.
Buckling-up for the Future Technology
The light communications technology companies, PureLiFi and the Lucibel, who designs and manufactures LED light products, have announced a business collaboration, to introduce “Li-Fi Luminaire” to promote optical wireless communication using the light source.
Eventually apple is also crucially eyeing for Li-Fi processing, hence their later generation of iOS devices are expected to incorporate Li-Fi functions.
Philips have also intensively involved in Li-Fi technology and stated that they could bring-in wireless data transmission to specialized laptops and other devices through the visible spectrum, by increasing the flicker rate of LEDs.
Furthermore, there are other major manufacturers like LVX System, Casio, General Electric Oledcomm, Avago Technologies, ByteLight, Axrtek, IBSENtelecom, etc. who have involved themselves seriously in the experimentation process for implementing Li-Fi in future.
Looking forward for a Tech-revolution
With the increased requirement for heavier and faster wireless data transmission, the global tech market is looking-out for the Li-Fi utility soon, along with improvements in the Wi-Fi technology, in order to create a highly efficient network that more affordable and secured.