Mobile Communications & GDP

The cover story in “The Economist” (392: #8650) focuses on how new communications technologies are beneficially transforming developing countries. One interesting statistic in the is that the study claims for every 10 mobile phones introduced per 100 people boosts growth in GDP per person by 0.8 percentage points.

Wireless-- something interesting from Nivis! Or is it?

I've just received the following press release from Nivis. I'm going to let the release speak for itself, but after you've read it, read down for some commentary and some questions the release raises.