PureLiFi lights the way in 5G trials

Published: 21 August 2018

Edinburgh-based technology company PureLiFi has teamed up with communications giant O2 for a “cutting-edge” network trial.

The light communications technology firm provided O2 with a LiFi system, which uses LED (light-emitting diode) lights to deliver high-speed wireless connectivity, in a trial held at the mobile operator’s Slough headquarters.

LiFi is capable of unlocking unprecedented data and bandwidth...and we are delighted that O2 has chosen to partner with PureLiFi to explore this tremendous potential.

Alistair Banham, CEOC, PureLiFi

 

PureLiFi’s LiFi-XC system enables data to be transmitted from an LED light bulb and back at high speeds through adjustments in the bulb’s brightness, while appearing as white light to the human eye.

LiFi aims to enable safer, more reliable and more secure data communication and could potentially serve as a contender to wifi, which relies on radio frequencies. LiFi technology may also have the potential to reduce infrastructure complexity and energy consumption...

Full story via Scotsman news

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