News Release Details



Calgary, Canada and Stockholm, Sweden
February 7, 2001

Wi-LAN (TSE:WIN), an innovator of high-speed wireless data communications technology and products, announced today it has signed a two year supply agreement with NetCom AB (Nasdaq: NECSA and NECSB) a leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company and the parent company of Tele2. Under terms of the agreement, NetCom AB will purchase Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access systems, based on its patented Wide-band Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (W-OFDM) technology, which will be used to build wireless networks initially in Poland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and the Czech Republic. 

"Having Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access systems gives us a critical stepping-stone toward a successful build-out in Europe," said Johnny Svedberg, vice president, NetCom AB. "By using equipment based on Wi-LAN's W-OFDM technology, we will be able to offer our customers a quick deployment and the highest speeds available on the market."

In April 1998, Wi-LAN signed a contract to supply the wireless equipment for a nationwide wireless data network in the United Kingdom. Tele2 (UK) is using the network to offer high-speed Internet access and intranet services to small and medium-sized businesses and small office/home office workers in the 3.6 to 3.9 GHz frequency bands. The wireless network provides faster and less expensive connections than ISDN. Under the new agreement, NetCom AB is directing its efforts to extend the same service to its other European wireless broadband operations in the 3.4 to 3.6 GHz frequency bands.

"This agreement is further validation that momentum is building for high-capacity, high- efficiency, cost-effective service delivered by Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access systems," said Graham Smith, Wi-LAN's chief sales and marketing officer. "We are pleased that NetCom AB has selected Wi-LAN's products, and see this agreement as part of our on going strategy to solidify our presence in the wide area network market around the world."

Using Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access systems, NetCom AB will be able to offer its customers a short deployment period creating a broadband wireless point-to-multipoint system that is scaleable, easily expandable, and cost-effective. Wi-LAN's wireless access systems have a raw data throughput rate of up to 192 megabits per second per cell site. 

About NetCom AB
NetCom, formed in 1993, is a leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company offering fixed and mobile telephony, data network and Internet services under the brands Tele2, Tango, Comviq, Baltkom GSM and Q-GSM to 11 million people in 20 countries. NetCom operates Datametrix, which specializes in systems integration, Optimal Telecom, 3C Communications, operating public pay telephones and public internet services; Transac, providing billing and transaction processing services; C³, offering co-branded pre-paid calling cards and IntelliNet, the price-guaranteed residential router device. The Group also offers cable television services in Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania under the brands Kabelvision, Tele2 and C-Gates, and together with MTG, owns the Internet portal The Company is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, under NCOMA and NCOMB, and has ADRs listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, under NECSA and NECSB. Visit our homepage 

With our Interactive Analyst Center (IAC), historical financial data, both quarterly and annual, is available in an easy to access spreadsheet format. View and export our financial statements, non-GAAP reconciliations as well as share information.


Please note that you are now entering a website directly or indirectly maintained by a third party (the "External Site") and that you do so at your own risk.

Wi-LAN Inc. and its affiliates (“WIN”) have no control over the External Site, any data or other content contained therein or any additional linked websites. The link to the External Site is provided for convenience purposes only.

By clicking “Accept” you acknowledge and agree that neither WIN nor third party provider Virtua Research, Inc. (“Virtua) is responsible, or accepts or assumes any responsibility or liability whatsoever for, the content, the data or the technical operation of the Linked Site. Further, by entering the External Site, you also acknowledge and agree that you completely and irrevocably waive any and all rights and claims against WIN and Virtua and further acknowledge and agree that in no event shall WIN or Virtua, or their respective officers, employees, directors and agents be liable for any (i) indirect, consequential, incidental, special, compensatory or punitive damages, (ii) damages for loss of income, loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of data or business information, loss of or damage to property, (iii) claims of third parties, or (iv) other pecuniary loss, arising out of or related to the Legal Notice, this disclaimer or the External Site

By entering the External Site, you further acknowledge and agree that the disclaimer of warranties and limitations of liability set out in this disclaimer shall apply regardless of the causes, circumstances or form of action giving rise to the loss, damage, claim or liability, even if such loss, damage, claim or liability is based upon breach of contract (including, without limitation, a claim of fundamental breach or breach of a fundamental term), tort (including, without limitation, negligence), strict liability or any other legal or equitable theory, and even if WIN and Virtua are advised of the possibility of the loss, damage, claim or liability. The waiver and release specifically includes, without limitation, any and all rights and claims pertaining to the processing of personal data, including but not limited to any rights under any applicable data protection statute(s).

If in any jurisdiction, any part of this disclaimer is held to be unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such part of this disclaimer shall be restricted or eliminated to the minimum extent and the remaining disclaimer shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Please note the information presented is deemed representative at the time of its original release. Changes in historical information may occur due to adjustments in accounting and reporting standards & procedures.

Non-GAAP Information

In addition to disclosing results determined in accordance with GAAP, WIN may also disclose certain non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP results of operations, including certain ratios, operational and miscellaneous data, as well as net income, diluted earnings per share, operating expenses, and operating income that make certain adjustments or exclude certain charges and gains that are outlined in the schedules included in this website. Management believes that this non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP information provides investors with additional information to assess WIN operating performance by making certain adjustments or excluding costs or gains and assists investors in comparing WIN's operating performance to prior periods. Management uses this non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP information, along with GAAP information, in evaluating its historical operating performance. WIN and Virtua also take no responsibility for third party pricing data provided for informational purposes and certain ratio results formulated from the provided third party pricing data.

The non-GAAP information is not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to non-GAAP information used by other companies. The non-GAAP information should not be viewed as a substitute for, or superior to, other data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Decline Agree

Copyright © . All rights reserved. Q4 Web Systems