pureLiFi demonstrates the world’s first LiFi ecosystem for home at MWC22.
At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, pureLiFi, the global leader in LiFi technology, shows the next generation of home networking. LiFi@HomeTM, the world’s first LiFi ecosystem for the consumer market, is included in the groundbreaking demonstration.
Even with developments like 5G and WiFi 6, according to a report published by the McKinsey Worldwide Institute, existing radio frequency (RF) and related technologies will only be able to provide around 70% of global demand for digital connectivity by 2030.
“The door is open for LiFi to fill the gap. LiFi is the key to unlocking the next generation of connected experiences in an ecosystem where WiFi and 5G alone is not enough. What we’ve demonstrated here for the first time is how simple it is to bring LiFi into consumer environments. We’ve done all the hard work to make LiFi easy to integrate and simple to get started.” Says pureLiFi CEO, Alistair Banham
LiFi is a wireless system that transmits data using light rather than radio frequencies. In comparison to conventional technologies like WiFi and 5G, LiFi can unleash faster, more reliable wireless connections with exceptional security by exploiting the light spectrum. Traditional wireless systems are plagued by increasing congestion and interference, which erodes user satisfaction over time.
The LiFi@Home™ family of LiFi connected experiences consists of a consumer-style downlighter, a smartphone, a smart TV, and an AR Headset all connected by LiFi. The LiFi@Home system is powered by an easy-to-install power line communication (PLC) network backhaul that uses existing electrical cabling to connect everything to the internet. Installing the LiFi@Home™ system is as simple as changing a downlighter.
The number of connected devices in the average US home more than doubled in the past two years, according to Deloitte. As more devices connect to struggling home WiFi networks, bandwidth is split, interference increases, and response times slow for everyone.
Adding LiFi to a home will not only accommodate the growing demand for connected devices, it will also improve the user experience. LiFi enables more reliable connectivity that significantly improves latency and jitter and does not divide bandwidth. Next-generation experiences such as the metaverse and 8K streaming will be possible for everyone.
pureLiFi’s demonstration of consumer-ready LiFi products is enabled by their world-leading light antennas which are compatible with the same WiFi basebands that already exist in billions of connected devices today, allowing for easy integration of LiFi technology.
At MWC in Barcelona, pureLiFi CEO Alistair Banham made a direct call to the industry to show leadership beyond using WiFi and 5G. “LiFi is for leaders who want to differentiate and offer their customers the best experience. We are calling on the industry to look beyond the ordinary and unleash innovation with LiFi. The next and best in connectivity solutions is ready for the taking. LiFi is ready for you to design into your products and put you at the forefront of the next big wave of technology innovation.”
This latest advancement comes after multiple successful large-scale deployments of LiFi with the US Army to provide more reliable and secure mission-critical communications. With the addition of LiFi@Home™ to pureLiFi’s offering, LiFi continues on the classic journey of taking proven technology from the defense sector into the hands of everyone. pureLiFi will be demonstrating LiFi@Home™ throughout the week at MWC in Barcelona and sharing their vision to connect everything and everyone with LiFi.
pureLiFi is the global leader in LiFi technology. We are bringing to market the world’s first commercial light antennas—the optoelectronic components which make LiFi possible—for all kinds of devices, from industrial to the consumer, and from smart cars to smartphones.