Wi-Fi Is Sooo Yesterday: This New Tech Claims to Reach Speeds 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi


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Apparently, scientists are working on a technology that will allow them to embed a chip on a light bulb to use it to send and receive data.

This development is said to open up the shift from Wi-Fi to Li-Fi. According to scientists, this technology can provide speeds of up to 1Gbps in real-word use, which is about 100 times faster than Wi-Fi.

If this pushes through, you can download an HD film in just a few seconds.

From a report on IBTimes UK, a company called Velmenni is bringing this technology out of the lab and putting it in the real-world testing in offices in Estonia. They said that in their tests, this technology was able to reach 224Gbps.

Li-Fi uses LED lights to transmit data, which flicker on and off within nanoseconds, undetectable to the human eye. However, a limitation of Li-Fi compared to Wi-Fi is that it cannot penetrate walls since this technology is based on the use of light. Still, an advantage of this is that it can be more secured.

Harald Haas, the inventor of Li-Fi, has established a company called pureLIFI, which is also trying to bring this technology to customers via offering starter kits.

You can watch Haas on the video below as he talks more about Li-Fi.

Do you think the Philippines can also support the adoption of Li-Fi?

What will you do with this high-speed connection?