The Ladakh Educational and Cultural Student Movement (SECMOL) has become the first institute of its kind in the Union territory to have an Internet connection using Light Fidelity (LiFi) technology.
Nav Wireless Technologies in Ahmedabad, in western India, set up a LiFi network in India’s highest education organization to help the local educational fraternity, said a report by PTI.
According to the company sources, LiFi means transmitting data with a light beam spectrum through open space in outdoor and indoor environments.
LiFi systems provide super-fast data connections and are especially useful in urban areas where the radio spectrum is congested and also very useful in rural areas where fiber optic cables or networks are not accessible.
With this LiFi setup, it said the faculties and students would get faster and safer internet connections over the existing electric power lines for various educational purposes. Nav Wireless Technologies is the only registered company in the LiFi sector in Asia.
CTO of Nav Wireless Technologies Hardik Soni said, ''We had approached the institute authorities for this project and they were highly impressed with such an innovative idea to provide faster, safer, and cheaper internet."
Under the leadership of SECMOL founder and president Sonam Wangchuk, the company will team up for covering the entire Ladakh and connect the unconnected areas using LiFi technology, he said.
Nav Wireless Technologies claims to be the only registered company in the LiFi sector in Asia.