Transferring data via photons isn’t as outlandish as it might sound — LiFi, a technology that’s already spawned a handful of commercial products, taps modulating visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light sources to broadcast bits over the air to USB or integrated receivers. It’s far from as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi, but one company — France- and Abu Dhabi-based Oledcomm — is teaming up with Air France to deploy it on planes.

At the second annual Global LiFi Congress in Paris this week, Oledcomm, along with collaborators Latécoère Group, Université Paul Sabatier, and DGAC, unveiled a LiFi product designed for aircraft cruising at 30,000 feet. It’s built on the LiFiMax technology that Oledcomm announced early this year during the Consumer Electronics Show, and can theoretically deliver 100Mbps per seat — an improvement over the previous LiFi standard’s maximum speed…

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