Global Li-Fi Market

Global Market for Li-Fi Technology: Focus on Components, Applications, Patents, and Country- Analysis and Forecast (2018-2028)

The global Li-Fi technology market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 71.2% in terms of value during the forecast period 2018-2028.

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With the advent of Li-Fi technology, human brain has given rise to a new phenomenon in the form of Li-Fi or Light Fidelity. Li-Fi, a wireless communication technology, which is expected to enhance the overall experience of the user by its user-friendly interface. With the constantly evolving technologies such as, 5G wireless broadband, and Internet of Things (IoT), among others, Li-Fi technology is bound to expand to many more fields of applications such as healthcare, aviation, retail and education, among others and transform all the major industry verticals present in the world today.

The Li-Fi technology market is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the increasing demand of advanced data transmission technology.  Furthermore, the rising demand for higher bandwidth and advantages associated with Li-Fi technology and tremendous development in the Research & Development (R&D) for Li-Fi technology to overcome the technical challenges are expected to drive the global market for Li-Fi technology during the forecast period.

The demand for Li-Fi technology varies according to various geographical regions. The Li-Fi technology market holds a prominent share in various countries of North America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, and Rest-of-the-World (RoW). Geographically, Europe led the global Li-Fi technology market in 2017 in terms of value. Additionally, APAC region is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period (2018-2028)  Increase in usage of wireless data in smartphones and other devices such as laptops, and tablets, among others due to growing population and rapid urbanization in the region is expected to drive the market for Li-Fi during the forecast period. In addition, increase in demand for high speed, bidirectional, and fully secured wireless communication is estimated to boost the market for Li-Fi in the region.

The global Li-Fi market has witnessed several strategic and technological developments in the past few years, undertaken by the different market players to attain their respective market shares in this emerging domain. Some of the strategies covered in this section are product launches, partnerships and collaborations, and mergers and acquisitions. The preferred strategy for the companies has been partnerships and collaborations in order to strengthen their position in the global Li-Fi market.

The key market players in the global Li-Fi market are pureLiFi, Signify Holding, OLEDCOMM, Acuity Brands, Inc., FIREFLY WIRELESS NETWORKS, LLC, Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Qualcomm Incorporated, and others.

The report is a compilation of different segments of global Li-Fi technology market including market breakdown by component type, region, and application. The report further takes into consideration the market dynamics and the competitive landscape. The report also discusses in detail about the key participants involved in the industry. The report answers the following questions about the global Li-Fi technology market:

Key questions answered in the report

•    What will be the global Li-Fi market value by 2028 along with the estimated CAGR?
•    What are the driving factors for the global Li-Fi Technology market through 2017 to 2028?
•    Which factors are impending the growth of the global Li-Fi Technology market?
•    What are the recent trends and developments in the global Li-Fi Technology market?
•    Which Li-Fi component type will lead the global Li-Fi technology market by 2028? 
•    What is the revenue generated by Li-Fi technology across different application verticals during the forecast period (2018-2028)?
•    Which application will dominate the global Li-Fi technology market by 2028?
•    Which region will lead the global Li-Fi technology market by 2028?

   Executive Summary
   1   Market Dynamics
        1.1   Introduction
        1.2   Market Drivers
                1.2.1   Adoption of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
                1.2.2   Benefits of Li-Fi: Fast and Reliable
                1.2.3   Increased demand for wireless networks
        1.3   Market Restraints
                1.3.1   Technical Challenges: Signals can’t penetrate through the walls
                1.3.2   Lack of Awareness regarding Li-Fi
        1.4   Market Opportunities
                1.4.1   Smart LEDs for commercial and industrial applications
                1.4.2   Li-Fi Applications in Aviation Industry
 
   2   Competitive Landscape
        2.1   Key Strategies and Developments
                2.1.1   Partnerships and Collaborations
                2.1.2   Others
 
   3   Industry Analysis
        3.1   Patent Analysis
        3.2   Consortium & Association
        3.3   Supply Chain Analysis
 
   4   Global Li-Fi Market (by Component)
        4.1   Assumptions and Limitations
        4.2   Market Overview
        4.3   Global Li-Fi Market By Component
                4.3.1   Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
                4.3.2   Photodetector
                4.3.3   Microcontrollers
 
   5   Global Li-Fi Market (by Application)
        5.1   Applications Market Overview
                5.1.1   Healthcare
                5.1.2   Education
                5.1.3   Aviation
                5.1.4   Retail
                5.1.5   Exhibition industry
                5.1.6   Others
 
   6   Global Li-Fi Market (by Region)
        6.1   Market Overview
        6.2   North America
        6.3   Europe
        6.4   Asia-Pacific
        6.5   Rest-of-the-World (RoW)
 
   7   Company Profiles
        7.1   Overview
        7.2   Acuity Brands, Inc.
               7.2.1   Company Overview
               7.2.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.2.3   Financials
                          7.2.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.2.4   SWOT Analysis
       7.3   AXRTEK
               7.3.1   Company Overview
               7.3.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                          7.3.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.3.3   SWOT Analysis
       7.4   Cree, Inc.
               7.4.1   Company Overview
               7.4.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.4.3   Financials
                          7.4.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.4.4   SWOT Analysis
       7.5   FIREFLY WIRELESS NETWORKS, LLC
               7.5.1   Company Overview
               7.5.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                          7.5.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.5.3   SWOT Analysis
       7.6   Lightbee
               7.6.1   Company Overview
               7.6.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                          7.6.2.1   Corporate Summary
                          7.6.2.2   SWOT Analysis
       7.7   LVX System
               7.7.1   Company Overview
               7.7.2   Product Portfolio
                          7.7.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.7.3   SWOT Analysis
       7.8   OLEDCOMM
               7.8.1   Company Overview
               7.8.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.8.3   Corporate Summary
               7.8.4 SWOT Analysis
       7.9   Panasonic Corporation
               7.9.1   Company Overview
               7.9.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.9.3   Financials
                          7.9.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.9.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.10  PureLiFi
               7.10.1   Company Overview
               7.10.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.10.3   Corporate Summary
               7.10.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.11  QUALCOMM Incorporated
               7.11.1   Company Overview
               7.11.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.11.3   Financials
                            7.11.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.11.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.12  Renesas Electronics Corporation
               7.12.1   Company Overview
               7.12.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.12.3   Financials
                            7.12.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.12.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.13  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
               7.13.1   Company Overview
               7.13.2   Financials
                            7.13.2.1   Financial Summary
               7.13.3   SWOT Analysis
      7.14  Signify Holding
               7.14.1   Company Overview
               7.14.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.14.3   Financials
                            7.14.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.14.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.15  Velmenni
               7.15.1   Company Overview
               7.15.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                            7.15.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.15.3   SWOT Analysis
      7.16  VLNcomm
               7.16.1   Company Overview
               7.16.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                            7.16.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.16.3   SWOT Analysis
      7.17  Lucibel
               7.17.1   Company Overview
               7.17.2   Corporate Summary
      7.18  IBSENtelecom Ltd.
               7.18.1   Company Overview
               7.18.2   Corporate Summary
      7.19  Global Li-Fi Tech
               7.19.1   Company Overview
               7.19.2   Corporate Summary
      7.20  Luciom
               7.20.1   Company Overview
               7.20.2   Corporate Summary
      7.21  SISOFT
               7.21.1   Company Overview
 
   8   Report Scope and  Methodology
        8.1   Scope of the Report
        8.2   Research Methodology
 
List of Tables

Table 1    Global Li-Fi Market Snapshot, 2017 and 2028
Table 1.1    Some of the Smart City Projects
Table 2.1    Partnerships and Collaborations
Table 2.2    Key Developments
Table 3.1    Recent Patents (January 2018- August 2018)
Table 3.2    Examples of Some Associations & Consortia
Table 4.1    Comparison between Wi-Fi and Li-Fi
Table 4.2    Global Li-Fi Market, 2017-2028
Table 4.3    Global Li-Fi Market (by Component), 2017-2028
Table 4.4    Global Market for LED for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Table 4.5    Global Photodetectors Market for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Table 4.6    Global Microcontrollers Market for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Table 5.1    Global Li-Fi Market Size (by Applications), $Million, 2017-2028
Table 6.1    Global Li-Fi Market (by Region), 2017-2028
Table 6.2    North America Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Table 6.3    Europe Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2024
Table 6.4    Asia-Pacific Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Table 6.5    RoW Li-Fi Market (by Sub-Region), 2017-2024

List of Figures

Figure 1    Basic Concept Diagram Li-Fi
Figure 2    Flow of the current Li-Fi system
Figure 3    Global Li-Fi Market, 2018-2028
Figure 4    Global Li-Fi Market (by Component), $Million, 2017, 2018 and 2028
Figure 5    Global Li-Fi Market (by Application), $Million, 2017 and 2028
Figure 6    Global Li-Fi Market (by Region), $Million, 2017
Figure 7    Global Li-Fi Market by Country, $Million, 2017
Figure 1.1    Market Dynamics
Figure 1.2    Decreasing Average Selling Price (ASP) of LED Bulbs (2009-2020)
Figure 1.3    Benefits of Li-Fi
Figure 1.4    Global Internet Usage
Figure 1.5    Flow of the current Li-Fi system
Figure 2.1    Key Strategies and Developments
Figure 3.1    Supply Chain Analysis
Figure 4.1    Basic Concept Diagram Li-Fi
Figure 4.2    Global Li-Fi Market Segmentation
Figure 4.3    Global Li-Fi Market (by Component), 2017 and 2028
Figure 4.4    Global LED Market for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Figure 4.5    Global Photodetectors Market for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Figure 4.6    Global Microcontrollers Market for Li-Fi technology, 2017-2028
Figure 5.1    Li-Fi – Applications Market
Figure 5.2    Global Li-Fi Market (by Application), 2017-2028
Figure 5.3    Benefits of Li-Fi technology in Hospitals
Figure 5.4    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Healthcare Industry 2017 - 2028
Figure 5.5    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Education Industry 2017 – 2028
Figure 5.6    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Aviation Industry 2017 – 2028
Figure 5.7    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Retail Industry 2017 – 2028
Figure 5.8    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Exhibition Industry 2017 – 2028
Figure 5.9    User Accessing Facts About Artefact/Painting Under the Light
Figure 5.10    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Others 2017 – 2028
Figure 6.1    Global Li-Fi Market (by Region)
Figure 6.2    Global Li-Fi Market (by Region), 2017 and 2028
Figure 6.3    North America Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Figure 6.4    Europe Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Figure 6.5    Asia—Pacific Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Figure 6.6    RoW Li-Fi Market (by Sub-Region), 2017-2028
Figure 7.1    Profiles by Ownership Type
Figure 7.2    Acuity Brands, Inc.: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.3    Acuity Brands, Inc.: Net Revenue (by Region), 2015-2017
Figure 7.4    Acuity Brands, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.5    AXRTEK: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.6    Cree, Inc.: Overall Financials, 2015-2017 ($Million)
Figure 7.7    Cree, Inc.: Net Revenue by Region, 2015-2017 ($Million)
Figure 7.8    Cree, Inc.: Net Revenue (by Business Segment), 2015-2017
Figure 7.9    Cree, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.10    FIREFLY WIRELESS NETWORKS, LLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.11    Lightbee: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.12    LVX System: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.13    OLEDCOMM: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.14    Panasonic Corporation: Overall Financials, 2015-17 ($Billion)
Figure 7.15    Panasonic Corporation: Net Revenue by Region, 2015-17 ($Billion)
Figure 7.16    Panasonic Corporation: Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017 ($Billion)
Figure 7.17    Panasonic Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.18    PureLiFi: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.19    QUALCOMM Incorporated: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.20    QUALCOMM Incorporated: Net Revenue (by Region),$ Million, 2015-2017
Figure 7.21    QUALCOMM Incorporated: Net Revenue (by Business Segment), 2015-2017
Figure 7.22    QUALCOMM Incorporated: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.23    Renesas Electronics Corporation: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.24    Renesas Electronics Corporation: Net Revenue (by Region), 2017
Figure 7.25    Renesas Electronics Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.26    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: Overall Financials, 2015-17 ($Billion)
Figure 7.27    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: Net Revenue (by Region), $Billion, 2015-16
Figure 7.28    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: Revenue (by Business Segment), $Billion, 2015-2017
Figure 7.29    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.30    Signify Holding: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.31    Signify Holding: Net Revenue (by Region), 2015-2017
Figure 7.32    Signify Holding: Net Revenue (by Business Segment), 2015-2017
Figure 7.33    Signify Holding: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.34    Velmenni: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.35    VLNcomm: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8.1    Scope of the Report
Figure 8.2    Report Design
Figure 8.3    Secondary Data Sources
Figure 8.4    Top-Down Approach
Figure 8.5    Li-Fi Market Influencing Factors
Figure 8.6    Assumptions and Limitations

With the advent of Li-Fi technology, human brain has given rise to a new phenomenon in the form of Li-Fi or Light Fidelity. Li-Fi, a wireless communication technology, which is expected to enhance the overall experience of the user by its user-friendly interface. With the constantly evolving technologies such as, 5G wireless broadband and Internet of Things (IoT), among others, Li-Fi technology is bound to expand to many more fields of applications such as healthcare, aviation, retail and education, among others, and transform all the major industry verticals present in the world today.

Li-Fi was first developed by Professor Harald Hass in the year 2011 based on the technique of Visible Light communication. Li-Fi technology uses LED bulbs for transmitting data where it acts both as an emitter and photodiode for detecting the light.  Unlike Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), Li-Fi does not operate on radio waves making it even more useful in working with aviation and marine industries. The major driving force behind the popularity of Li-Fi is its reliability and fast response. Since the principle involves working with LED bulbs, the transition from CFL and bulbs into LEDs has become  a major driving force for Li-Fi technology.

Figure 1
Global Li-Fi Market, 2018-2028

Global Li-Fi Market

Source: Secondary Research and BIS Research Analysis

The global Li-Fi technology market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 71.2% in terms of value during the forecast period 2018-2028. This growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for advanced data transmission technology.  Furthermore, the rising demand for higher bandwidth , advantages associated with Li-Fi technology and tremendous development in the Research & Development (R&D) for Li-Fi technology to overcome the technical challenges are expected to drive the global market for Li-Fi during the forecast period (2018-2028).

The factors driving the growth of the global Li-Fi market include adoption of light emitting diode (LED), superior properties of Li-Fi, and increased demand for wireless networks. One of the major driving factors for the significant growth in the global Li-Fi market has been the adoption of the Light Emitting Diode (LED) based lighting systems. This has improved the energy efficiency and is catering to the prevailing issue of the global energy crisis. Owing to these rapid technological developments and scientific innovations, companies have started to adopt solid-state lighting aggressively for minimization of the per unit costs, and at the same time, increasing their energy efficiency.  

However, even with such enormous growth of demand, the global market for Li-Fi is facing immense challenges which include technical challenges, and lack of awareness regarding Li-Fi. One of the major factors acting as a restraint in the development of the Li-Fi technology is the fact that the Li-Fi signals can’t penetrate through walls. The Li-Fi technology uses visible light communication for the signal transmission. Since  light cannot penetrate through walls,  the communication is interrupted. Internet can only be used where there is light source available. The light can’t penetrate through the walls as it works only in the line of sight path. Thus, it is necessary to make sure that there is no obstacle present in between the LED lamps and the receivers and that the data is normally received by the receiver. This is because the presence of an obstacle between the lamp and the receiver can lead to a data loss.

On the basis of component, the Li-Fi market includes LEDs, microcontrollers and photodetectors.

Li-Fi is one of the emerging technologies that effectively turn LEDs to data transmitters. The Li-Fi enabled LEDs help create high speed, optical wireless communication that leverages the visible and infrared light spectrums. This is achieved through the modulation of light at various frequencies that are imperceptible to the human eye in most lighting applications. Semiconductors, majorly LEDs can turn on and off up to a million times per second, enabling the diodes to send data quickly.

Li-Fi technology is widely used in various applications such as healthcare, education, retail, aviation, exhibition industry, and others. Healthcare is one of primary application areas in the global Li-Fi market. Hospitals have always received technology in the form of wired connections. Though, the operations and other hospital activities were carried out without any hindrance, the commercialization of Li-Fi in the healthcare sector would lead to high speed data network in the hospitals. Li-Fi or Light Fidelity is one such solution which does not interfere with the radio waves. 

Geographically, Europe led the global Li-Fi market in 2017 in terms of value. The growth in the region was mainly attributed to its increase in its adoption in various industries such as healthcare, defense, security and consumer goods, among others. Rise in demand for energy-friendly high-speed wireless network solutions is driving the market in the region. Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Increase in usage of wireless data in smartphones and other devices such as laptops, and tablets, among others due to growing population and rapid urbanization in the region is expected to drive the market for Li-Fi during the forecast period. In addition, increase in demand for high speed, bidirectional, and fully secured wireless communication is estimated to boost the market for Li-Fi in the region.

The global Li-Fi market has witnessed several strategic and technological developments in the past few years, undertaken by the different market players to attain their respective market shares in this emerging domain. Some of the strategies covered in this section are product launches, partnerships and collaborations, and mergers and acquisitions. The preferred strategy for the companies has been partnerships and collaborations in order to strengthen their position in the global Li-Fi market.

The key market players in the global Li-Fi market are pureLiFi, Signify Holding, OLEDCOMM, Acuity Brands, Inc., FIREFLY WIRELESS NETWORKS, LLC, Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Qualcomm Incorporated, and others.

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With the advent of Li-Fi technology, human brain has given rise to a new phenomenon in the form of Li-Fi or Light Fidelity. Li-Fi, a wireless communication technology, which is expected to enhance the overall experience of the user by its user-friendly interface. With the constantly evolving technologies such as, 5G wireless broadband, and Internet of Things (IoT), among others, Li-Fi technology is bound to expand to many more fields of applications such as healthcare, aviation, retail and education, among others and transform all the major industry verticals present in the world today.

The Li-Fi technology market is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the increasing demand of advanced data transmission technology.  Furthermore, the rising demand for higher bandwidth and advantages associated with Li-Fi technology and tremendous development in the Research & Development (R&D) for Li-Fi technology to overcome the technical challenges are expected to drive the global market for Li-Fi technology during the forecast period.

The demand for Li-Fi technology varies according to various geographical regions. The Li-Fi technology market holds a prominent share in various countries of North America, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Europe, and Rest-of-the-World (RoW). Geographically, Europe led the global Li-Fi technology market in 2017 in terms of value. Additionally, APAC region is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period (2018-2028)  Increase in usage of wireless data in smartphones and other devices such as laptops, and tablets, among others due to growing population and rapid urbanization in the region is expected to drive the market for Li-Fi during the forecast period. In addition, increase in demand for high speed, bidirectional, and fully secured wireless communication is estimated to boost the market for Li-Fi in the region.

The global Li-Fi market has witnessed several strategic and technological developments in the past few years, undertaken by the different market players to attain their respective market shares in this emerging domain. Some of the strategies covered in this section are product launches, partnerships and collaborations, and mergers and acquisitions. The preferred strategy for the companies has been partnerships and collaborations in order to strengthen their position in the global Li-Fi market.

The key market players in the global Li-Fi market are pureLiFi, Signify Holding, OLEDCOMM, Acuity Brands, Inc., FIREFLY WIRELESS NETWORKS, LLC, Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Qualcomm Incorporated, and others.

The report is a compilation of different segments of global Li-Fi technology market including market breakdown by component type, region, and application. The report further takes into consideration the market dynamics and the competitive landscape. The report also discusses in detail about the key participants involved in the industry. The report answers the following questions about the global Li-Fi technology market:

Key questions answered in the report

•    What will be the global Li-Fi market value by 2028 along with the estimated CAGR?
•    What are the driving factors for the global Li-Fi Technology market through 2017 to 2028?
•    Which factors are impending the growth of the global Li-Fi Technology market?
•    What are the recent trends and developments in the global Li-Fi Technology market?
•    Which Li-Fi component type will lead the global Li-Fi technology market by 2028? 
•    What is the revenue generated by Li-Fi technology across different application verticals during the forecast period (2018-2028)?
•    Which application will dominate the global Li-Fi technology market by 2028?
•    Which region will lead the global Li-Fi technology market by 2028?

   Executive Summary
   1   Market Dynamics
        1.1   Introduction
        1.2   Market Drivers
                1.2.1   Adoption of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
                1.2.2   Benefits of Li-Fi: Fast and Reliable
                1.2.3   Increased demand for wireless networks
        1.3   Market Restraints
                1.3.1   Technical Challenges: Signals can’t penetrate through the walls
                1.3.2   Lack of Awareness regarding Li-Fi
        1.4   Market Opportunities
                1.4.1   Smart LEDs for commercial and industrial applications
                1.4.2   Li-Fi Applications in Aviation Industry
 
   2   Competitive Landscape
        2.1   Key Strategies and Developments
                2.1.1   Partnerships and Collaborations
                2.1.2   Others
 
   3   Industry Analysis
        3.1   Patent Analysis
        3.2   Consortium & Association
        3.3   Supply Chain Analysis
 
   4   Global Li-Fi Market (by Component)
        4.1   Assumptions and Limitations
        4.2   Market Overview
        4.3   Global Li-Fi Market By Component
                4.3.1   Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
                4.3.2   Photodetector
                4.3.3   Microcontrollers
 
   5   Global Li-Fi Market (by Application)
        5.1   Applications Market Overview
                5.1.1   Healthcare
                5.1.2   Education
                5.1.3   Aviation
                5.1.4   Retail
                5.1.5   Exhibition industry
                5.1.6   Others
 
   6   Global Li-Fi Market (by Region)
        6.1   Market Overview
        6.2   North America
        6.3   Europe
        6.4   Asia-Pacific
        6.5   Rest-of-the-World (RoW)
 
   7   Company Profiles
        7.1   Overview
        7.2   Acuity Brands, Inc.
               7.2.1   Company Overview
               7.2.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.2.3   Financials
                          7.2.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.2.4   SWOT Analysis
       7.3   AXRTEK
               7.3.1   Company Overview
               7.3.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                          7.3.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.3.3   SWOT Analysis
       7.4   Cree, Inc.
               7.4.1   Company Overview
               7.4.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.4.3   Financials
                          7.4.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.4.4   SWOT Analysis
       7.5   FIREFLY WIRELESS NETWORKS, LLC
               7.5.1   Company Overview
               7.5.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                          7.5.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.5.3   SWOT Analysis
       7.6   Lightbee
               7.6.1   Company Overview
               7.6.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                          7.6.2.1   Corporate Summary
                          7.6.2.2   SWOT Analysis
       7.7   LVX System
               7.7.1   Company Overview
               7.7.2   Product Portfolio
                          7.7.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.7.3   SWOT Analysis
       7.8   OLEDCOMM
               7.8.1   Company Overview
               7.8.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.8.3   Corporate Summary
               7.8.4 SWOT Analysis
       7.9   Panasonic Corporation
               7.9.1   Company Overview
               7.9.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.9.3   Financials
                          7.9.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.9.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.10  PureLiFi
               7.10.1   Company Overview
               7.10.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.10.3   Corporate Summary
               7.10.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.11  QUALCOMM Incorporated
               7.11.1   Company Overview
               7.11.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.11.3   Financials
                            7.11.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.11.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.12  Renesas Electronics Corporation
               7.12.1   Company Overview
               7.12.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.12.3   Financials
                            7.12.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.12.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.13  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
               7.13.1   Company Overview
               7.13.2   Financials
                            7.13.2.1   Financial Summary
               7.13.3   SWOT Analysis
      7.14  Signify Holding
               7.14.1   Company Overview
               7.14.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
               7.14.3   Financials
                            7.14.3.1   Financial Summary
               7.14.4   SWOT Analysis
      7.15  Velmenni
               7.15.1   Company Overview
               7.15.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                            7.15.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.15.3   SWOT Analysis
      7.16  VLNcomm
               7.16.1   Company Overview
               7.16.2   Product Portfolio for Li-Fi Technology
                            7.16.2.1   Corporate Summary
               7.16.3   SWOT Analysis
      7.17  Lucibel
               7.17.1   Company Overview
               7.17.2   Corporate Summary
      7.18  IBSENtelecom Ltd.
               7.18.1   Company Overview
               7.18.2   Corporate Summary
      7.19  Global Li-Fi Tech
               7.19.1   Company Overview
               7.19.2   Corporate Summary
      7.20  Luciom
               7.20.1   Company Overview
               7.20.2   Corporate Summary
      7.21  SISOFT
               7.21.1   Company Overview
 
   8   Report Scope and  Methodology
        8.1   Scope of the Report
        8.2   Research Methodology
 
List of Tables

Table 1    Global Li-Fi Market Snapshot, 2017 and 2028
Table 1.1    Some of the Smart City Projects
Table 2.1    Partnerships and Collaborations
Table 2.2    Key Developments
Table 3.1    Recent Patents (January 2018- August 2018)
Table 3.2    Examples of Some Associations & Consortia
Table 4.1    Comparison between Wi-Fi and Li-Fi
Table 4.2    Global Li-Fi Market, 2017-2028
Table 4.3    Global Li-Fi Market (by Component), 2017-2028
Table 4.4    Global Market for LED for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Table 4.5    Global Photodetectors Market for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Table 4.6    Global Microcontrollers Market for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Table 5.1    Global Li-Fi Market Size (by Applications), $Million, 2017-2028
Table 6.1    Global Li-Fi Market (by Region), 2017-2028
Table 6.2    North America Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Table 6.3    Europe Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2024
Table 6.4    Asia-Pacific Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Table 6.5    RoW Li-Fi Market (by Sub-Region), 2017-2024

List of Figures

Figure 1    Basic Concept Diagram Li-Fi
Figure 2    Flow of the current Li-Fi system
Figure 3    Global Li-Fi Market, 2018-2028
Figure 4    Global Li-Fi Market (by Component), $Million, 2017, 2018 and 2028
Figure 5    Global Li-Fi Market (by Application), $Million, 2017 and 2028
Figure 6    Global Li-Fi Market (by Region), $Million, 2017
Figure 7    Global Li-Fi Market by Country, $Million, 2017
Figure 1.1    Market Dynamics
Figure 1.2    Decreasing Average Selling Price (ASP) of LED Bulbs (2009-2020)
Figure 1.3    Benefits of Li-Fi
Figure 1.4    Global Internet Usage
Figure 1.5    Flow of the current Li-Fi system
Figure 2.1    Key Strategies and Developments
Figure 3.1    Supply Chain Analysis
Figure 4.1    Basic Concept Diagram Li-Fi
Figure 4.2    Global Li-Fi Market Segmentation
Figure 4.3    Global Li-Fi Market (by Component), 2017 and 2028
Figure 4.4    Global LED Market for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Figure 4.5    Global Photodetectors Market for Li-Fi Technology, 2017-2028
Figure 4.6    Global Microcontrollers Market for Li-Fi technology, 2017-2028
Figure 5.1    Li-Fi – Applications Market
Figure 5.2    Global Li-Fi Market (by Application), 2017-2028
Figure 5.3    Benefits of Li-Fi technology in Hospitals
Figure 5.4    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Healthcare Industry 2017 - 2028
Figure 5.5    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Education Industry 2017 – 2028
Figure 5.6    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Aviation Industry 2017 – 2028
Figure 5.7    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Retail Industry 2017 – 2028
Figure 5.8    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Exhibition Industry 2017 – 2028
Figure 5.9    User Accessing Facts About Artefact/Painting Under the Light
Figure 5.10    Global Li-Fi technology Market in Others 2017 – 2028
Figure 6.1    Global Li-Fi Market (by Region)
Figure 6.2    Global Li-Fi Market (by Region), 2017 and 2028
Figure 6.3    North America Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Figure 6.4    Europe Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Figure 6.5    Asia—Pacific Li-Fi Market (by Country), 2017-2028
Figure 6.6    RoW Li-Fi Market (by Sub-Region), 2017-2028
Figure 7.1    Profiles by Ownership Type
Figure 7.2    Acuity Brands, Inc.: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.3    Acuity Brands, Inc.: Net Revenue (by Region), 2015-2017
Figure 7.4    Acuity Brands, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.5    AXRTEK: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.6    Cree, Inc.: Overall Financials, 2015-2017 ($Million)
Figure 7.7    Cree, Inc.: Net Revenue by Region, 2015-2017 ($Million)
Figure 7.8    Cree, Inc.: Net Revenue (by Business Segment), 2015-2017
Figure 7.9    Cree, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.10    FIREFLY WIRELESS NETWORKS, LLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.11    Lightbee: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.12    LVX System: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.13    OLEDCOMM: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.14    Panasonic Corporation: Overall Financials, 2015-17 ($Billion)
Figure 7.15    Panasonic Corporation: Net Revenue by Region, 2015-17 ($Billion)
Figure 7.16    Panasonic Corporation: Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017 ($Billion)
Figure 7.17    Panasonic Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.18    PureLiFi: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.19    QUALCOMM Incorporated: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.20    QUALCOMM Incorporated: Net Revenue (by Region),$ Million, 2015-2017
Figure 7.21    QUALCOMM Incorporated: Net Revenue (by Business Segment), 2015-2017
Figure 7.22    QUALCOMM Incorporated: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.23    Renesas Electronics Corporation: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.24    Renesas Electronics Corporation: Net Revenue (by Region), 2017
Figure 7.25    Renesas Electronics Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.26    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: Overall Financials, 2015-17 ($Billion)
Figure 7.27    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: Net Revenue (by Region), $Billion, 2015-16
Figure 7.28    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: Revenue (by Business Segment), $Billion, 2015-2017
Figure 7.29    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.30    Signify Holding: Overall Financials, 2015-2017
Figure 7.31    Signify Holding: Net Revenue (by Region), 2015-2017
Figure 7.32    Signify Holding: Net Revenue (by Business Segment), 2015-2017
Figure 7.33    Signify Holding: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.34    Velmenni: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.35    VLNcomm: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8.1    Scope of the Report
Figure 8.2    Report Design
Figure 8.3    Secondary Data Sources
Figure 8.4    Top-Down Approach
Figure 8.5    Li-Fi Market Influencing Factors
Figure 8.6    Assumptions and Limitations

With the advent of Li-Fi technology, human brain has given rise to a new phenomenon in the form of Li-Fi or Light Fidelity. Li-Fi, a wireless communication technology, which is expected to enhance the overall experience of the user by its user-friendly interface. With the constantly evolving technologies such as, 5G wireless broadband and Internet of Things (IoT), among others, Li-Fi technology is bound to expand to many more fields of applications such as healthcare, aviation, retail and education, among others, and transform all the major industry verticals present in the world today.

Li-Fi was first developed by Professor Harald Hass in the year 2011 based on the technique of Visible Light communication. Li-Fi technology uses LED bulbs for transmitting data where it acts both as an emitter and photodiode for detecting the light.  Unlike Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), Li-Fi does not operate on radio waves making it even more useful in working with aviation and marine industries. The major driving force behind the popularity of Li-Fi is its reliability and fast response. Since the principle involves working with LED bulbs, the transition from CFL and bulbs into LEDs has become  a major driving force for Li-Fi technology.

Figure 1
Global Li-Fi Market, 2018-2028

Global Li-Fi Market

Source: Secondary Research and BIS Research Analysis

The global Li-Fi technology market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 71.2% in terms of value during the forecast period 2018-2028. This growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for advanced data transmission technology.  Furthermore, the rising demand for higher bandwidth , advantages associated with Li-Fi technology and tremendous development in the Research & Development (R&D) for Li-Fi technology to overcome the technical challenges are expected to drive the global market for Li-Fi during the forecast period (2018-2028).

The factors driving the growth of the global Li-Fi market include adoption of light emitting diode (LED), superior properties of Li-Fi, and increased demand for wireless networks. One of the major driving factors for the significant growth in the global Li-Fi market has been the adoption of the Light Emitting Diode (LED) based lighting systems. This has improved the energy efficiency and is catering to the prevailing issue of the global energy crisis. Owing to these rapid technological developments and scientific innovations, companies have started to adopt solid-state lighting aggressively for minimization of the per unit costs, and at the same time, increasing their energy efficiency.  

However, even with such enormous growth of demand, the global market for Li-Fi is facing immense challenges which include technical challenges, and lack of awareness regarding Li-Fi. One of the major factors acting as a restraint in the development of the Li-Fi technology is the fact that the Li-Fi signals can’t penetrate through walls. The Li-Fi technology uses visible light communication for the signal transmission. Since  light cannot penetrate through walls,  the communication is interrupted. Internet can only be used where there is light source available. The light can’t penetrate through the walls as it works only in the line of sight path. Thus, it is necessary to make sure that there is no obstacle present in between the LED lamps and the receivers and that the data is normally received by the receiver. This is because the presence of an obstacle between the lamp and the receiver can lead to a data loss.

On the basis of component, the Li-Fi market includes LEDs, microcontrollers and photodetectors.

Li-Fi is one of the emerging technologies that effectively turn LEDs to data transmitters. The Li-Fi enabled LEDs help create high speed, optical wireless communication that leverages the visible and infrared light spectrums. This is achieved through the modulation of light at various frequencies that are imperceptible to the human eye in most lighting applications. Semiconductors, majorly LEDs can turn on and off up to a million times per second, enabling the diodes to send data quickly.

Li-Fi technology is widely used in various applications such as healthcare, education, retail, aviation, exhibition industry, and others. Healthcare is one of primary application areas in the global Li-Fi market. Hospitals have always received technology in the form of wired connections. Though, the operations and other hospital activities were carried out without any hindrance, the commercialization of Li-Fi in the healthcare sector would lead to high speed data network in the hospitals. Li-Fi or Light Fidelity is one such solution which does not interfere with the radio waves. 

Geographically, Europe led the global Li-Fi market in 2017 in terms of value. The growth in the region was mainly attributed to its increase in its adoption in various industries such as healthcare, defense, security and consumer goods, among others. Rise in demand for energy-friendly high-speed wireless network solutions is driving the market in the region. Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Increase in usage of wireless data in smartphones and other devices such as laptops, and tablets, among others due to growing population and rapid urbanization in the region is expected to drive the market for Li-Fi during the forecast period. In addition, increase in demand for high speed, bidirectional, and fully secured wireless communication is estimated to boost the market for Li-Fi in the region.

The global Li-Fi market has witnessed several strategic and technological developments in the past few years, undertaken by the different market players to attain their respective market shares in this emerging domain. Some of the strategies covered in this section are product launches, partnerships and collaborations, and mergers and acquisitions. The preferred strategy for the companies has been partnerships and collaborations in order to strengthen their position in the global Li-Fi market.

The key market players in the global Li-Fi market are pureLiFi, Signify Holding, OLEDCOMM, Acuity Brands, Inc., FIREFLY WIRELESS NETWORKS, LLC, Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Qualcomm Incorporated, and others.

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