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Wi-LAN and CSI Team Up to Provide Full-Service Installations for Wireless Networks


Calgary, Alberta and Los Alamitos, California
January 19, 2000

Wi-LAN Inc., a leading provider of wireless data/Internet communications, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with California-based wireless network installer Communications Services International, Inc. (CSI). This powerful strategic alliance will provide delivery of Wi-LAN high-speed wireless solutions, and will create a combined sales and implementation resource for clients. The goal of this partnership is to offer comprehensive support for design, sales, installation, and maintenance of operational wireless telecommunications networks.

Under the terms of the MOU, Wi-LAN will provide proven world-class technology and technical expertise, while CSI will provide engineering design, project management, and complete installation and maintenance services throughout North America from over 300 service locations.

"We are excited to work with CSI, and to be able to offer our US-based clients a full-service team to effectively and efficiently fulfill their wireless communication needs," said Nico Roelofsen, vice president of sales with Wi-LAN. "CSI will provide companies with the rapid implementation of Wi-LAN technology they need to be competitive in their respective markets."

With this agreement, Wi-LAN and CSI consent to jointly pursue prospective clients who will most benefit from the full services and resources of the new alliance, while meeting their present and future challenges.

"We are very pleased to be able to establish this partnership with Wi-LAN," said Bill Ludka, vice president of sales and marketing with CSI. "The combination of Wi-LAN's leading edge wireless communications products and CSI's installation and maintenance expertise will offer Wi-LAN clients an exceptional total solution." About Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN delivers wireless data/Internet communications products that provide infrastructure and high-speed networking equipment for public and private wireless data networks. Wi-LAN's recently launched I.WiLL(TM) 30Mbps access point is based on its patented W-OFDM technology and carries unprecedented speeds in its industry class. The company's Hopper(TM) and Hopper Plus products have been sold in more than 50 countries on six continents. Wi-LAN is the 1999 recipient of the CATA Alliance Award of Distinction for Emerging Technology. Wi-LAN shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WIN. Detailed information on Wi-LAN can be found on the Web at

About CSI:
Communications Services International, Inc. (CSI), headquartered in Los Alamitos, CA., is North America's largest independent service organization (ISO) dedicated to providing comprehensive installation and maintenance services for network communications equipment, wireless network systems, voice/data/video cable systems and 'specialty products'. CSI's charter is to be the largest vendor-independent service organization, providing timely, high-quality, and cost-effective installation and maintenance services throughout the entire North American continent. Detailed information on CSI can be found on the Web at

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