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Wi-LAN'S TIL-TEK ANTENNAS DIVISION RECEIVES ONTARIO GLOBAL TRADERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXPORTING

04/17/2002

Recognition Received for Significant Growth in Export Sales

(CALGARY, Alberta and KEMPTVILLE, Ontario - April 17, 2002) - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSE:WIN), a global innovator of high-speed wireless data/Internet communications, today announced it's TIL-TEK Antennas division (TIL-TEK), located in Kemptville, Ontario, won the Ontario Global Traders Award of Merit in Market Expansion, Products for the Eastern Ontario region. The award recognizes the pioneering spirit of TIL-TEK in overcoming difficult obstacles to significantly increase its export sales in new markets.

"TIL-TEK has become a leader in providing customers around the world with affordable, high quality antenna products that exceed their expectations," said Steve Tilston, General Manager of TIL-TEK. "TIL-TEK expands its exports by identifying high growth opportunities in countries with favourable trading environments, and by enhancing the value of its products with strategic alliances, extended warranties, excellent customer service, flexible payment terms and a very thorough knowledge of export procedures." 

The Global Traders Awards, launched in 1998 by the Ontario government, recognize the success of small and medium-sized exporters in the province. TIL-TEK was selected for its award from over 230 nominated eligible companies. 

"TIL-TEK operates as a stand-alone division of Wi-LAN and it has been a very valuable asset since we acquired it in 2000," said Dr. Hatim Zaghloul, Chairman, President and CEO of Wi-LAN Inc. "This award is further evidence of the exceptional performance of TIL-TEK with its skilled and dedicated employees, its professional management team and its high-quality antenna product portfolio that can compete with the best worldwide."

The TIL-TEK Antennas Advantage

TIL-TEK Antennas provides a complete line of base station and remote antennas in frequencies from 800 MHz to 5.8 GHz, with selected products from 300 MHz to 28 GHz. Applications include cellular, GSM, PCS, DECT, WLL/WLAN and rural point-to-multipoint systems as well as special applications such as radar test targets and Digital Audio Broadcast antennas. 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. Continuing development of new products and technologies ensures TIL-TEK will continue to provide cost effective, high quality products.

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, IEEE 802.11g or ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2 standards. Wi-LAN's products are known worldwide for their high quality and industry-leading technology. 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.

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