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Rickard Sjöberg

Rickard is an Expert in video compression in the Digital Representation and Interaction department at Ericsson Research, Kista, Sweden. He has been with Ericsson since 1997 and has worked in various areas related to video coding, both in research and product development. In parallel, he has been an active contributor in the video coding standardization community, with hundreds of contributions relating to the H.264 and HEVC video coding standards. Rickard currently works as the technical leader of the video coding activities at Ericsson Research.

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5G and eye-tracking enabling mobile VR

How do we cope with the anticipated huge demands on bandwidth and device computational power coming from high-quality virtual reality as video resolutions grow higher and higher? Researchers from Ericsson Research, the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, and Tobii have demonstrated how bandwidth and device computational requirements can be dramatically reduced by using smart eye-tracking combined with low-latency 5G networks and distributed cloud. This allows network service providers to provide excellent experiences at a fraction of the network burden.

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