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Wi-LAN FISCAL 2002 CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 22, 2003

01/22/2003

First Quarter Revenue Results to be Released February 12 with a Conference Call Scheduled for February 13

CALGARY, Canada - January 17, 2003 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSE:WIN), a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and technologies, today announced that consolidated financial results for the twelve months ended October 31, 2002 will be released on January 22, 2003 after the market close. Revenue results for the three months ended January 31, 2003 will be released on February 12, 2003 after the market close, with a conference call to follow on February 13 at 9 a.m. MST (11:00 a.m. EST, 8:00 a.m. PST).

February 13 conference call details will be announced with the annual consolidated results on January 22, 2003 and will be posted on Wi-LAN's website at www.wi-lan.com/investors/index.html.

About Wi-LAN Inc.
Wi-LAN is a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and technologies, specializing in products for Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMAN) supporting both broadband data and voice. Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access products are known worldwide for their high quality and industry-leading technology. 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 as well as the current drafts of the IEEE802.16a and ETSI BRAN HiperMAN proposed standards. 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). 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.

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