The new wireless communication standard, Li-Fi, is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has approved the wireless data transfer standard 802.11bb, also known as Li-Fi, which operates based on optical technologies.
The data transfer speed through Li-Fi reaches up to 224 Gbps in laboratory conditions, nearly 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. It utilizes LED lamps, computer monitors, and other light-emitting devices.
However, experts believe that Li-Fi is unlikely to completely replace Wi-Fi due to several limitations. In particular, optical communication cannot penetrate walls and other opaque coverings.
For information, Wi-Fi technology has come a long way since it was first introduced in 1997. The IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless local area networks (WLANs) and Wi-Fi have enabled people to connect to the internet in a variety of settings, from public hotspots to private homes. Today's state-of-the art Wi-Fi systems provide faster speeds and improved security features. Wi-Fi technology has become indispensable for both business and personal use, allowing users to stay connected while on the go or at home.