Digital Learning

Riding the Light Improving Bandwidth with LiFi

As more and more devices require wireless connection, the infrastructure is struggling to deliver enough bandwidth. Harald Haas introduces a new technology that allows data to be transmitted through light waves, enabling greater access in a cost-effective way.
LiFi1Paul Wheelhouse(MSP) along with Alistair Banham and Harald Haas of pureLiFi and students at KyleAcademy

LiFi is lighting the way to wireless learning

Wireless technology has become an essential part of educational infrastructure, but the current WiFi bandwidth is coming under increasing strain with the exponential growth of wireless-enabled devices that are connected to the internet and the expansion of digital learning tools such as HD video, e-books or interactive educational games. This is set to continue as e-learning evolves to incorporate emerging technologies, like virtual reality and augmented reality, in the classroom, which require significant bandwidth. However, there is a relatively simple and tested solution at hand and that is to use light bulbs to transmit data through LiFi.

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