IEEE 802.11bb is a line-of-sight light-based wireless networking standard that is part of the 802.11 suite of standards, which defines an interoperable communications protocol for Li-Fi devices.[1] Its proponents state that it will allow for very high speed communication that is faster than Wi-Fi.[2]

The 802.11bb standard describes the use of light in the near-infrared 800 to 1000 nm waveband to implement data rates between 10 Mbit/s and 9.6 Gbit/s, with interoperability between devices with different capabilities.[3][4]

Development of 802.11bb was carried out by the IEEE 802.11 Light Communications Task Group. Companies participating in the standardization effort included pureLiFi and Fraunhofer HHI.[5]

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  1. ^ Jackson, Mark (2023-07-12). "802.11bb Standard Released for WiFi Style Visible Light LiFi Networks". ISPreview UK. Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  2. ^ Tyson, Mark (2023-07-12). "100x Faster Than Wi-Fi: Li-Fi, Light-Based Networking Standard Released". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  3. ^ "IEEE Approved Draft Standard for Information Technology; Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks--Specific Requirements - Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment 7: Light Communications". Retrieved 2023-07-14.
  4. ^ "IEEE P802.11 - LIGHT COMMUNICATION TASK GROUP". Retrieved 2023-07-14.
  5. ^ Manners, David (2023-07-12). "LiFi standard released - IEEE 802.11bb". Electronics Weekly. Retrieved 2023-07-14.