A flexible system concept for LiFi in the internet of things

K.L. Bober, V. Jungnickel, Marc Emmelmann, Eduward Tangdiongga, A.M.J. (Ton) Koonen, J.P. Linnartz, D. Behnke, P.B. Bök, M.M. Vazquez

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The evolving Internet of Things (IoT) opens a new mass market for wireless communications. Future IoT applications have diverse performance requirements, such as high data rates, reliable time-sensitive networking, support for high mobility and high user density. As a potential key role in the sixth generation (6G) mobile communication networks, light fidelity (LiFi) exploits light waves to transmit data. In this paper, we propose a flexible system concept for LiFi, addressing the heterogeneous demands of future IoT applications, while using harmonized technology. We identify the technical core components and show how to integrate them into specialized solutions for each application. We exemplify four use cases for LiFi: a) in-home b) enterprise, c) industrial wireless networks, and d) fixed wireless access outdoor links.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2020
Place of PublicationBari, Italy
ISBN (Electronic)9781728184234
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2020


FundersFunder number
EU Horizon 2020 ICT
European Union 's Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme825651


    • IoT
    • LiFi
    • System concept


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