A Plan to Turn Every Lightbulb Into an Ultra-fast Alternative to Wi-Fi

A Plan to Turn Every Lightbulb Into an Ultra-fast Alternative to Wi-Fi

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Light trails-Flickr-CC-surfzoneCurrent wireless networks have a problem: The more popular they become, the slower they are. Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai have just become the latest to demonstrate a technology that transmits data as light instead of radio waves, which gets around the congestion issue and could be ten times faster than traditional Wi-Fi.

Using Li-Fi, a standard proposed just two years ago, LED bulbs can be altered to transmit data around ten times as fast the fastest Wi-Fi networks.

 

(READ the full story at Quartz)

 

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