pureLiFi joins forces with big brands to form the Light Communications Alliance

Scottish tech firm pureLiFi joins forces with big brands to form the Light Communications Alliance

  • pureLiFi becomes a founding member of the Light Communications Alliance joined by industry leaders such as Nokia, Liberty Global, and LEDVANCE
  • The Light Communications industry is predicted to be worth billions

27th June 2019 – Edinburgh. pureLiFi, a leading technology company using light to create next-generation wireless networks, has teamed up with communications and lighting leaders to form a global association called the Light Communications Alliance (LCA). The LCA will work on developing and refining the key use cases and deployment applications, as well as advocate the use of standards for this emerging industry.

Along with pureLiFi, the founding members of the LCA are Nokia, Emirates Integrated
Telecommunications Company (du), LEDVANCE, Liberty Global, Lucibel, LiFi Research & Development Centre, Velmenni, Zero.1, CEA Leti, and Institut Mines-Télécom.

Light Communication technologies include Light Fidelity (LiFi) and Optical Camera Communications (OCC), both of which have been attracting increased attention over recent years.
Global Market Insights predicts that the LiFi market will be worth $75 billion by 2025, creating broad, far-reaching opportunities for the related industries to benefit from Light Communications.

For pureLiFi, a scale-up based in Edinburgh, this is a significant milestone in LiFi’s journey to mass market adoption; a light communication technology they have pioneered. At this year’s Mobile World Congress pureLiFi demonstrated Gigabit LiFi solutions in form factors small enough to be designed into mobile devices.

Alistair Banham pureLiFi CEO says:

“The founding members of the LCA represent the highest standard in lighting and communications. pureLiFi is honoured to be a founding member alongside these industry leaders and believe the Alliance will have the influence to drive education and greatly accelerate the global adoption of LiFi. We look forward to supporting the growth of this organisation over the coming years.”

Light Communications technologies complement and enhance 5G wireless communications and other radio frequency technologies such as Wi-Fi. By utilising its greater available spectrum, light can be used to deliver larger amounts of data at faster speeds and with greater security.

Harald Burchardt pureLiFi CCO adds:

“pureLiFi have deployed LiFi solutions around the world, spanning 24 countries. Our customers want to see the Light Communications ecosystem grow so that they can leverage the opportunities that will arise from global standards, certification and interoperability within this growing market. These are key for LiFi’s mass adoption. The LCA will help deliver the global consistent message our industry demands and be a significant catalyst for the growth of the LiFi market.”

LiFi offers a fully networked, bi-directional mobile communication solution using light, which has the potential to deliver massive bandwidth and higher speeds for short-range wireless communications. LiFi is well suited to various environments, both professional and domestic, including smart offices, smart transport, industry 4.0 and in the smart gigabit connected home of the future.

The LCA is a non-profit organisation, open to membership from all industries spanning both light and communications including chip manufacturers, OEMs, network operators, lighting manufacturers, and light communications innovators.

To learn more about the LCA, visit: www.LightCommunications.org.

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