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Wi-LAN 2003 AUDITED CONSOLIDATED RESULTS TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 22

12/18/2003


Conference Call Scheduled for December 23

CALGARY, Canada - December 18, 2003 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN), a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and technologies, today announced that audited consolidated results for the year ended October 31, 2003 will be released on Monday, December 22, 2003 after the market close. This is a change from the previously announced date of January 14, 2004.

Conference Call Information

Wi-LAN will hold a conference call to discuss the 2003 audited consolidated results on December 23, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 a.m. EDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT). The call-in number will be 1-800-419-0128 (North America) or 703-464-5612 (outside North America). The confirmation code is 354167. Participants are advised to call in 10 minutes early. The call will be audio webcast from Wi-LAN’s website at www.wi-lan.com and will be archived there.

Wi-LAN participants will be:

Dr. Sayed-Amr (Sisso) El-Hamamsy - President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Keith Bittner - Acting Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ken Wetherell - Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

A replay of the call will be available until 9:59 p.m. MDT (11:59 p.m. EDT, 8:59 p.m. PDT) on January 4, 2004 by calling 1-888-266-2081 (North America) or 703-925-2533 (outside North America). The access code for the replay is 354167.

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 Standard 802.16 WirelessMAN* and the current draft of the proposed ETSI BRAN HiperMAN* standard (the Wi-MAX* standards), the IEEE standards 802.11a and 802.11g (the 2nd generation Wi-Fi* standards), and the ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2* standard (European Wi-Fi* 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 WiMAX* 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.wi-lan.com.
* All trademarks and brands mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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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