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TIL-TEK Antennas Signs Supply Agreement with Look Communications


Cutting-edge Broadband Provider Chooses Wi-LAN Subsidiary TIL-TEK for Antenna Supply

Kemptville, Ontario
October 5, 2000

TIL-TEK Antennas Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of custom sectored antenna products and a wholly owned subsidiary of Wi-LAN Inc., an innovator of high-speed wireless data/Internet communications, today announced the signing of a supply agreement with Look Communications Inc., a leading broadband provider offering Internet services, Web-based solutions and digital television. Under the terms of the agreement TIL-TEK will supply Look with antennas and antenna products for initial deployment in Ontario and Quebec. 

"In TIL-TEK, we found a supplier capable of designing and building antennas to meet our specifications," said David Parkes, President and CEO of Look Communications. "These antennas will enable us to provide our customers with the industry's most efficient and cost effective wireless network."

Using TIL-TEK antennas, Look Communications is building a wireless network to service its customers throughout Canada. The contract includes the supply of antennas in the 2.1 to 2.7 GHz range with delivery scheduled for October of this year. The order encompasses the design, manufacture and supply of three different types of MDS antennas with initial deployment at various sites throughout Look's coverage areas across Canada. 

"This contract confirms TIL-TEK's expertise in the design and manufacture of antennas and antenna products," said Steve Tilston, TIL-TEK president. "Being a preferred provider of antennas for Look Communications further establishes our company and our commitment to providing the highest quality, and most cost-effective antennas in the marketplace today."

"This is a win-win situation for everyone involved," said Hatim Zaghloul, Wi-LAN chairman and CEO. "Having the opportunity to integrate these antennas with wireless networks like Look Communications' network is a shining example of TIL-TEK's growing presence in the marketplace and our ability to understand and deliver on our customer's requirements for use in antenna designs." 

About Look Communications:
Look Communications Inc. (CDNX: LKC) is a leading wireless broadband carrier, delivering a full spectrum of communications services including digital television distribution, high speed Internet access and Web-related services. Through its advanced MDS technology (Multipoint Distribution System), Look provides superior, digital entertainment services to homes across Quebec and Ontario. Look's Internet service, formerly known as Internet Direct, is available throughout Canada and has established itself as one of Canada's largest independent service providers offering both high speed and dial-up Internet access, in addition to other Web-based applications. 

Look Communications is a Canadian company whose principal shareholders are Telesystem Ltd., Teleglobe Inc., Covington Wireless Communications (Ontario) Ltd. and GTC Transcontinental Group Ltd. The company is listed on the Canadian Venture Exchange under the symbol LKC.

About TIL-TEK Antennas Inc.:
For over 20 years, TIL-TEK has been a leader in the design and manufacture of cost-effective, high-quality antenna products. The company, established in 1979 to provide research and development in new antenna technologies for both government and industry, has become a leader in providing global customers with products and services that meet and exceed their specific requirements, at an affordable price. With manufacturing facilities in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and representation worldwide, TIL-TEK has supplied antennas in over 80 countries for a variety of major wireless projects. More information about TIL-TEK can be found at 

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