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Second Customer announced for $9 million dollar purchase order of BWS equipment

(CALGARY, Canada and BEIJING, China - February 26, 2002) - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSE:WIN), a global innovator of high-speed wireless data/Internet communications, today announced its Chinese joint venture, Wi-Comm Communications, will supply China Communications, a Chinese telecommunications operator and Internet service provider, with Wi-LAN’s 3.5 GHz BWS 3000 Series, based on W-OFDM technology for deployment in the city of Nanjing.

"It is great to see momentum building for our BWS series based on W-OFDM," said Hatim Zaghloul, President, Chairman and CEO, Wi-LAN Inc. "Our BWS systems are a natural fit for large service provider rollouts, which to date we have sold on four continents."

China Communications is the second customer for a recently announced $9 million (US$5.9 million) purchase order of Wi-LAN’s W-OFDM based BWS 3500 system in the 2002 calendar year from Wi-Comm Communications (Wi-Comm). Both customers are deploying networks in the city of Nanjing.

China Communications is a state-owned network operator in China providing nation-wide broadband data and Internet services. The City of Nanjing, with a population of 5.2 million, is one of five cities (total population of 50 million) in which the Ministry of Information Industry (MII), the super-agency overseeing telecommunications, multimedia, broadcasting, satellites, and the Internet, has issued licenses for 3.5 GHz spectrum for city-wide deployments. In May of 2002, the MII expects to award 3.5 GHz spectrum to an additional 32 cities.

"We are excited with our continued success in China. Having Wi-LAN's products, expertise and patented technologies at our disposal gives us a significant advantage toward growing our successful business in China," said Lok Chow, President of Wi-Comm. "Wi-LAN's BWS 3000 series enables Wi-Comm to offer service providers the best price-to-performance wireless access solutions."

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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 ( 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

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