Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) member du has become the only regional founding member of the Light Communications Alliance (LCA). This puts it alongside the other founding members including Nokia, LEDVANCE, Lucible, Liberty Global, pureLiFi, LiFi Research and Development Centre, Velmenni, Zero.1, CEA Leti and Institut Mines-Télécom.
The LCA is a newly launched consortium of communications, lighting, infrastructure and device manufacturing aimed at promoting new wireless technologies to enable Light Communications (LC). Aiming to bring new technologies to fruition across the UAE, du's involvement in this global alliance reiterates the company's commitment towards pioneering technologies to empower enterprises, citizens and government entities across the world. It is an open, non-profit association of members who aim to promote LC technology with a focused and concise approach.
Saleem AlBalooshi, Chief Technology Officer at EITC says “At du, we pride ourselves on pioneering game-changing technologies to add even more value to our valued customer segments. We are proud to be working alongside the world’s leading industry players to bring this communication to life across the globe.” He further goes on to say “As Light Fidelity (LiFi) technology becomes a commercial reality, we look forward to shaping the future of this technology as well as expanding customers’ potential by complementing our solutions stack with the latest connectivity innovations and developments.”
Light communication technologies include LiFi and Optical Camera Communications (OCC). Both have been attracting increased attention over recent years within smart cities, homes, industry 4.0, tourism and manufacturing environments. Global Market insights predict that the LiFi market will be worth $75 billion by 2025, creating broad, far-reaching opportunities for related industries including but not limited to education, communication and interoperability.