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Wi-LAN?S ANTENNA DIVISION, TIL-TEK, ANNOUNCES OEM AGREEMENT WITH RADIALL/LARSEN

10/31/2001
(CALGARY, Canada & KEMPTVILLE, Canada - October 31, 2001) - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSE: WIN), a global innovator in the field of high-speed wireless data communications, today announced the signing of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreement between Wi-LAN’s TIL-TEK Antennas division, and Radiall/Larsen Antenna Technologies, allowing Radiall/Larsen to market, sell, and distribute TIL-TEK antennas worldwide, under private label.

"OEM arrangements are ideal since, they give Wi-LAN and TIL-TEK access to markets they would not have been able to reach on their own," said Steve Tilston, General Manager, TIL-TEK. "Providing antennas for Radiall/Larsen further reinforces our commitment to providing the highest quality antennas in the marketplace today, and adds a global sales force behind TIL-TEK to market its products."

This OEM agreement expands on other co-development and marketing agreements already in place and allows both companies to perform joint marketing efforts in certain markets, in order to capitalize on the strengths of one another. The agreement also allows for joint development of products, with Radiall/Larsen to manufacture selected TIL-TEK antennas under license.

"We are excited about this venture with TIL-TEK," said Scot Davidson, President of Radiall/Larsen. "We are impressed with TIL-TEK’s products, and reputation in the market, and we are looking forward to the quality products this OEM relationship will add to our mid-base station antenna line."

Radiall/Larsen is a subsidiary of RADIALL S.A. a France based, leading worldwide supplier of passive RF components serving the datacom, telecom, commercial avionics and military/aerospace markets, with operating subsidiaries in 13 countries. Detailed information about RADIALL & Radiall/Larsen can be found at www.radiall.com

About Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN is a global innovator in the field of high-speed wireless data communications, specializing in high-speed Internet access, LAN/WAN extension and broadband wireless access. Wi-LAN is the Chair Company of the OFDM Forum (www.ofdm-forum.com). Wi-LAN believes its W-OFDM patent is necessary for the implementation of devices using the IEEE 802.11a or ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2 standards. Wi-LAN's products have been sold in more than 50 countries on six continents. Wi-LAN's common shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WIN." Detailed information on Wi-LAN can be found at www.wi-lan.com.

About TIL-TEK Antennas

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 and purchased by Wi-LAN Inc. in 2000, 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, 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 www.til-tek.com.

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