In current scenario internet is of utmost importance. Broadband speeds have increased in India and the Wi-Fi has found its place in almost every house. The new technology can render LED in your house the possibility of giving you access to the internet. Well, a lot of people are considering it as a make believe situation but in reality, Indian government is already testing this technology!
As per the technology, which is known as LiFi (Light Fidelity), the technology uses LED bulbs and other spectrums of light to transmit data speeds in excess of 10 GB per second over a 1 kilometre radius. The most exciting news is that the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has successfully tested the LiFi technology. The government has started testing with this ground breaking technology for the digital inclusion of places that are hard to reach by fibre networks but have access to electricity.
“One of the biggest use-cases of LiFi could be in the upcoming smart cities in the country, whose underlying theme will be internet of things for modern city management and will be connected by LED bulbs,” said Neena Pahuja, director general of the Education and Research Network (ERNET), an autonomous scientific society under the ministry, which conducted the pilot.
The first test has been conducted at IIT Madras in partnership with lighting leaders Philips. While tests were carried out in a closed environment, in the near future ERNET is planning to test the technology out in real conditions.
“We are committed to innovation and continue to explore new and emerging technologies,” said Sumit Joshi, managing director, Philips Lighting India.