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Media Advisory: Wi-LAN REPRESENTATIVE TO GIVE KEYNOTE PRESENTATION AT ITU TELECOM WORLD 2003 IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND ON OCTOBER 13

10/07/2003

 

Wi-LAN Will Also be Exhibiting at Booth 7041.017 in the Canadian Pavilion

CALGARY, Canada - October 7, 2003 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN), a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and technologies, presents Mr. Nico Roelofsen, vice president global sales, at ITU Telecom World 2003, October 12 to 17, Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Roelofsen will be giving a keynote presentation entitled 'Universal Broadband Mobility', which will include a demonstration of Wi-LAN's innovative mobility products. The presentation will take place on Monday, October 13 from 11:30-12:30 in the Geneva Arena, immediately following the keynote address by Mr. Bill Gates of Microsoft.

Wi-LAN’s LIBRA Series is the only broadband wireless product series in commercial use today that utilizes the technology, known as 256-FFT OFDM, that has been approved as the mainstream physical layer in the IEEE 802.16 WirelessMANTM Standard and in the current draft of the ETSI BRAN HiperMAN Standard, which both will form the basis for WiMAXTM compliant product platforms. This technology is a version of W-OFDM (wide-band orthogonal frequency division multiplexing), patented by Wi-LAN in 1992, which delivers robust outdoor non-line-of-sight performance that Wi-LAN has proven in various commercial networks in over 30 countries worldwide to date.

Attendees, including telecom operators, semiconductor companies and communication industry experts, are invited to attend Mr. Roelofsen’s presentation, and to visit Wi-LAN at Booth 7041.017 in the Canadian Pavilion during ITU Telecom World 2003.

About Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN is a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and technologies, offering businesses, including telecom service providers, and government enterprises effective, economic and secure wireless high-speed communications solutions. Wi-LAN specializes in high-speed Internet access, data network extension, and wireless data and telephony backhaul, utilizing its high quality products and industry-leading technologies. Wi-LAN believes its W-OFDM patents are necessary for the implementation of devices using the IEEE standards 802.16 WirelessMAN, 802.11a or 802.11g, the ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2 standard or the current draft of the proposed ETSI BRAN HiperMAN standard. Wi-LAN licenses its W-OFDM technology and has executed non-exclusive W- OFDM license agreements with semiconductor companies. Wi-LAN is the Chair Company of the OFDM Forum (www.ofdm-forum.com) and an active member of the WiMAXTM Forum (www.wimaxforum.org). 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.wilan.com.

For more information please contact:

Wi-LAN Inc.Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Ken Wetherell
Ph: (403) 207-6329
E-mail: kwetherell@wi-lan.com

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