LiFi, or Light Fidelity, is a new technology which allows for the transmission of information via lightwaves. This has a number of advantages which could revolutionize the way to connect to a network.
The first benefit of using LiFi is massively increased speeds when compared to wired or 4th generation networks. Speeds of up to 10 times the speed of traditional wired connections have been recorded in tests.
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Because the signal is carried by light waves, only devices with direct exposure to those specific signal-carrying waves can connect to the network or access information on it. This brings security unmatched by any other network type.
The signal is carried through the air and reaches your device at a speed of close to 300 000 000 meters per second. It’s also constant, which means that unlike ADSL, LTE and VDSL, your signal is constantly fast and does not drop off.
Lifi is not affected by surrounding radio waves, as it works on a much higher frequency.