Li-Fi breakthrough: internet connections using light bulbs are 250 times faster than broadband

A team of British researchers have achieved wireless data transfers at speeds in excess of 10 gigabits per second, using an advanced iteration of the emerging Li-Fi technology, it was revealed on Monday.Li-Fi (light fidelity) is an alternative to Wi-Fi and transfers data over the visual spectrum rather than via radio waves. It uses light bulbs that flash on and off exceptionally quickly, sending binary information to a recipient. Until now, the fastest speed on record for the tech was 3Gbit/s, but by using specially developed LED bulbs and separating the light into parallel streams, the scientists have been able to more than triple that.To put it in context, the 10Gbit/s, achieved by the Ultra Parallel Visible Light Communications project is more 250 times faster than the superfast broadband (38mbps and above) currently in UK homes.Unlimited and consistentThe hope is that Li-Fi could eventually be used to power a future generation of network. It is more efficient than Wi-Fi and is far more plentiful than the

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Tue 29 Oct 13 from dailywireless.org

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