Li-Fi could ratchet up comms speed

Twilight of the Gods, Arthur Packham - Wikimedia CommonsA report said that an Estonian startup has tested technology that can transfer data at one gigabit per second.

The company, called Velmenni, has built a lightbulb which uses so called Li-Fi, and it’s 100 times faster than wi-fi, according to the International Business Times.

Li-fi enables visible light communications (VLC) technology, a bi-directional communications system which also offers better security than wi-fi and with less interference.

Li-fi was suggested by a German physicist Harald Haas, and implemented by a startup he created called pureLiFi.

Earlier this week, pureLiFi struck a deal with a French company to produce VLC tech by the third quarter of next year.