Genoa - The Italian premier Giuseppe Conte visited the Ericsson research and development center in Genoa this morning. The Ericsson center engaged in key projects for the present and the future of telecommunications in Italy and in the world, including 5G. Mr. Conte was welcomed by the top management and accompanied during the visit by the mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci. The Ericsson center in Genoa (in the Erzellli district) is «a world-class site specializing in research and development activities on optical transport networks and advanced network management systems, in addition to recent experiments in the applied 5G field to the teranostic robotics - which provides diagnosis and therapy carried out remotely - and to the monitoring of the territory through drones and rovers »explains the company. More than 400 Ericsson researchers in Genoa, out of a total of 700 in Italy, produce more than 30 patents each year. The company collaborates with the University of Genoa, the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Liguria Digitale, the main Italian and world mobile operators, and other industrial realities in the north of Italy.