• Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Perennial Bandwidth at Home: LiFi or FiWi?

Sunday, 05 March, 16:00 – 18:30

Room 6E


With access to fiber broadband, the user experience is strongly linked to home network performance. Towards this direction, Fiber-to-the-Room (FTTR) is now being investigated as a perennial deep-fiber infrastructure within ITU-T SG15 and ETSI F5G. FTTR poses a lot of questions concerning its opportunities. It also positions wireless in-house access in a new context: FTTR as an extender for WiFi6 promises Gbps connectivity in a quasi-interference-free environment, with considerable potential for wireless bandwidth upgrades when moving to (sub-)mm-wave technology readily maturing through Beyond-5G efforts. Will FiWi deployment within the premises cannibalize efforts to make LiFi a commodity? Are there still unmet requirements that can only be addressed through LiFi? Will LiFi co-exist or rather cease to exist? The workshop aims to address these pressing questions by bringing together speakers from academia and industry to discuss the deployment aspects of future home networks backed by FTTR technology and the roles of light- and radio-based wireless access.


Chi-Wai Chow, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Bernhard Schrenk, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Eduward Tangdiongga, Eindoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Benjamin Azoulay, Oledcomm, France

Rene Bonk, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany

Philippe Chanclou, Orange Labs, France

Steve Hranilovic, McMaster University, Canada

Anthony Ng'oma, Corning Incorporated, USA

Nikola Serafimovski, pureLiFi Ltd, UnitedKingdom