The Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) became the first institute of its kind in the Union Territory to have an internet connection using Light Fidelity (LiFi) technology.
Ahmedabad-based Nav Wireless Technologies, the only registered company in the LiFi sector in Asia, has set up a LiFi network at India’s highest altitude educational organization to help the local education fraternity, the company said in a statement.
The LiFi setup will help the faculties and students to get faster and safer internet connections over the existing electric power lines for various educational purposes.
LiFi signifies transmitting data with a light beam spectrum through open space in outdoor and indoor environments. LiFi systems provide ultra-fast data connections, and are especially useful in urban areas where radio spectra are congested and also very useful in rural areas where Fiber Optic Cables or networks are not reachable.
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 to cover the entire Ladakh and connect the unconnected areas using LiFi technology, he said.
In response, Sonam Wangchuk said that this technology can bring revolutionary changes in the education system as it is environment-friendly and will also benefit the faculties to conduct online lectures and improve their skills.