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Wi-LAN SIGNS PRODUCT SUPPLY, LICENSE AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH MOTOROLA

05/15/2002


(CALGARY, Canada - May 15, 2002) - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSE:WIN), a global innovator of high-speed wireless data/Internet communications, today announced it has signed a Product Supply, License and Distribution agreement with the Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector (CGISS) of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT). Under terms of the agreement, Motorola CGISS may purchase and/or license Wi-LAN's high-speed wireless data communications products and resell Wi-LAN's products through CGISS' sales channels.

"This agreement greatly increases the sales potential of Wi-LAN," said Dr. Hatim Zaghloul, Chairman, President and CEO, Wi-LAN Inc. "We are very pleased that Motorola's sales channels will have Wi-LAN's full line of high quality products at their disposal."

The Wi-LAN Products Advantage
For service providers offering broadband point-to-multipoint wireless access, the BWS 3000 Series features Wi-LAN's patented W-OFDM technology, which offers superior multipath robustness, improved non-line of sight (NLOS) performance and high spectral efficiency. This translates into more customers per cell-site, maximum usage of valuable licensed spectrum and higher effective data transmission rates. Operating at an unprecedented throughput of up to 192 megabits per second per six-sector cell, and with a transmission range up to an estimated 40 kilometers, Wi-LAN's BWS 3000 Series includes access points and customer premises equipment, and can be used in broadband access applications alone or in combination with wired alternatives. Using a cellular network design, Wi-LAN's solution can easily serve a growing customer base. Network cells can be expanded quickly and cost effectively. By starting small and expanding, network operators experience early profits. The BWS 3000 Series is offered in 3.5 MHz, 7 MHz and 14 MHz channel widths, in various frequencies covering the worldwide 3.5 GHz licensed spectrum.

Wi-LAN's AWE bridges are designed for broadband wireless access service providers looking to offer high-speed Internet access in the license-exempt 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies. The products can also be used by corporate enterprises to build and extend communications infrastructures. The products support point-to-multipoint, point-to-point, and backhaul applications. The AWE 120-58 and AWE 120-24 products feature Wi-LAN's patented MC-DSSS technology, which is designed to support constant service over distance through increased data rates, enhanced reliability and cost-effective performance. MC-DSSS technology also improves security due to built-in data scrambling that prevents unwanted eavesdropping. Wi-LAN's advanced wireless Ethernet bridges are designed to be simple to use, install and manage. Enhanced scalability allows a service provider to add new customers. The VIP 110-24 product incorporates Wi-LAN's patent-pending anypoint-to-multipoint VINE technology, which permits the implementation of long distance, medium subscriber density broadband Internet access networks a node-at-a-time. VINE networks deal with NLOS limitations in a cost-effective manner by using established network nodes as repeaters for other nodes that either do not have Line-of-Sight or are too distant to have direct connectivity to the Internet node. VINE networks thus can have significantly lower costs than conventional cell based networks particularly when covering large sparsely populated areas. The VIP 110-24 is easy to install, operates over long distances, overcomes many NLOS obstacles and provides economic performance and capacity in the license-exempt 2.4 GHz frequency band.

Wi-LAN's TIL-TEK Antennas division 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.

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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