Li-Fi Prospect in Internet of Things Network

  • Augustus E. IbhazeEmail author
  • Patience E. Orukpe
  • Frederick O. Edeko
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1129)


With the innovation and maturity of Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) networks, there will be a paradigm shift on how people communicate through the Internet. While Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as the interconnection between embedded intelligence, Things/Everything and the Internet, the bandwidth requirement for its deployment cannot be underestimated. Despite the frequency reuse requirement of the congested radio frequency (RF) spectrum, the utility requirements of certain critical devices prohibit the use of radio frequency signal within its environment although requiring high speed/bandwidth efficient techniques. By considering the vast majority of things that will be connected via the Internet, Li-Fi remains the most promising technique for IoT deployment in high speed/large bandwidth requirement and RF interference prohibited areas. This paper therefore provides an overview on the deployment of the Visible Light Communication network, highlighting its challenges, potentials and the future of Internet of Things.


Internet of Things Light-Fidelity Bandwidth Capacity VLC 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship and funding of this project by the University of Lagos and Petroleum Technology Development Fund with award No. P4567720076521527


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Augustus E. Ibhaze
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patience E. Orukpe
    • 2
  • Frederick O. Edeko
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversity of LagosLagosNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversity of BeninBenin CityNigeria

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