Today, people have not only become so reliant with mobile internet connection but it also paved the way for the need to have a faster connection. To cater this demand, a revolutionary technology in internet connection which boasts speed 100 times faster than WiFi - the LiFi.

LiFi stands for Light Fidelity wherein it utilizes an optical wireless communication. It has a similar network to that of wireless fidelity (or WiFi) which can be used to complement it or perhaps even replace it.

In order to find new ways on how to boost wireless internet, several studies and experiment regarding the Li-Fi technology has been conduct at the University of Edinburgh. This is being spearheaded by Herald Haas, co-founder of pureLiFi Ltd and Chair of Mobil Communications. He has been studying ways on how to make wireless internet faster and has been doing so for years.

The experiments has brought about new developments in wireless technology where dependence on spectrum would be replaced by using light. This is because the latter has been observed to be faster and can deliver data of up to 1gbps - 100 is faster than most WiFi services being offered as of late. In addition to that, LiFi consumes less energy when transmitting wireless data and light is more readily available than spectrum.

There are also quite a number of optical technologies being developed. Gigabit Passive Optical Network (or GPON) has been working on technologies with the objective of carrying gigabits of data bandwidth through an optical fibre network. This also spawned many projects with similar pursuit and one of the popular ones is the internet giant's Google Fiber.

What causes problems in the current internet industry with regards to WiFi technologies is the fact that there is lack of spectrum. With light being able to transmit 10,000 times more bandwidth of data, this may very well be the answer to the problem that telecommunications and wireless internet firms are looking for.