The Edinburgh-based firm will debut the first consumer device powered by Gigabit LiFi at Mobile World Congress, a global industry conference, later this month.
It will contain new optical LiFi components allowing, for the first time, mobile device manufacturers to design LiFi into mobile handsets.
We’ve led global adoption of LiFi into critical use cases...and now we’re bringing the technology into every device and every light for everyone...Alistair Banham , Chief Executive , PureLiFi
The company claims the service is “virtually interference free” and “inherently more secure” than radio technology. According to PureLiFi, it can also service “more users per square metre than any other wireless technology on the market”.
Chief executive Alistair Banham said: “Device manufactures need new technology to be sure they’re ready for 5G and differentiate between their competition."
The company, formed in 2012 as a spin-out from the University of Edinburgh, has previously conducted 5G trials with O2 Telefonica and collaborated with aerospace and defence company Astronics Corporation...