Dubai Planning To Use Li-Fi As A Smart City Intiative

By: Nikita Manot, 2016-04-14 12:30:00.0Category:  Awareness
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Light Fidelity or LiFi was invented by Harald Haas.He was a student of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Back in 2011,for the very first time he demonstrated that flickering light from a single LED could transmit far more data than a cellular tower.

What is LiFi?

LiFi is a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data using light-emitting diodes for transmission.It reportedly transmits data up to 224GB per second, making it 100 times faster than Wi-Fi and significantly cheaper. The light streams data through its beam into a photo detector  which then translates the information received from the light into stream able data for the users device.

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LiFi in Dubai

The commercialization of LiFi technology in the UAE will be lead by Zero.1 along with du. LiFi technology will be installed in streetlights all over Silicon Oasis.This will be done by fitting LED light with a LiFi microchip.Dubai with its Smart City Vision was the first ever city to have this technology. Dubai is the first place where LiFi was tested on such a large scale.The pricing of LiFi in Dubai will be set by the service provider du.LiFi will help provide a more stable connection & will make downloads smoother and faster even for big files.Citizens will be able to watch and download videos at a faster speed and browse new websites very quickly. LiFi is a very secure technology. LiFi does not interfere with radio signals and will be safe to use in environments such as oil rigs, hospitals and schools.

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So gone is the time of Wifi as now you have LiFi.

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