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Wi-LAN AND AGLOTEL ANNOUNCE MULTIPLE BROADBAND WIRELESS NETWORK DEPLOYMENTS IN MALAYSIA

09/13/2004

 

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CALGARY, Canada and KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - September 13, 2004 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN), a global provider of broadband wireless communication products and technologies and a charter member of the WiMAX Forum(1), and Aglotel Wireless Solutions Sdn. Bhd. (Aglotel), a Wi-LAN Certified Channel Partner in Malaysia, announced today deployment of Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access products for a number of wireless Internet Service Provider's (ISP's) and enterprise clientele in Malaysia. Among the largest customers is the leading ISP in Malaysia, TM Net Sdn. Bhd.

"Malaysia is known for its government sponsored Multi-media Super Corridor initiatives, and broadband service providers there are experiencing rapid growth," said Kia K. Chong, Regional Director of Asia Pacific Sales, Wi-LAN Inc. "With Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access products available for fast deployment, wireless ISP's, enterprises and government agencies do not have to wait for months to have broadband access or leased circuitry deployed. Wi-LAN's VIP, Ultima3 and Libra products provide customers with quality, reliable broadband access capable of transmitting voice, data and video."

"The Ultima3 system is the most robust broadband wireless system for outdoor Metro Area Networks we have tested," said Joshua Chan, General Manager of Aglotel Wireless Solutions. "It's easy to install, provides our customers with flexibility in the growth of the network and has extended point to multipoint capabilities. So far we have successfully deployed broadband wireless solutions to a number of TM Net's corporate customers including multi-national companies, higher learning institutions and manufacturing firms nationwide."

"TM Net has deployed Wi-LAN's broadband wireless products in several Malaysian states including Selangor, Perak, Penang, Pahang and Johor," said Dato' Baharum Salleh, Chief Executive Officer, TM Net Sdn. Bhd. "With broadband wireless solutions we can now offer a much faster deployment rate to our customers. The high throughput capabilities of Wi-LAN's Ultima3 system have enabled us to provide high quality applications such as video transmission over IP remotely from several different cameras at construction sites. The VIP 110-24 with Wi-LAN's patented VINE technology overcomes difficult, mountainous terrain and non-line of sight in some cases where the customer is located 30 to 40 kilometers from the ISP node."

Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access products are designed to exceed the needs of its customers. Available in license-exempt and licensed frequency bands, they are certified for deployment in most countries worldwide. Wi-LAN products are developed for commercial outdoor broadband wireless networks and are ideal for high-density non-line-of-sight (NLOS) point-to-multipoint configurations, medium-density ad-hoc networks, and long-distance point-to-point backhaul applications.

Wi-LAN provides customers with a smooth upgrade path as new products become available. With WiMAX just around the corner, Wi-LAN has introduced its CONTINUITY PROGRAMTM. The core of the CONTINUITY PROGRAM is Wi-LAN's commitment that any current LIBRA Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) will operate side by side, in the same network, the same cell and even the same sector with future WiMAX Certified CPE's. The CONTINUITY PROGRAM will minimize network and revenue disruption and protect customers' investment in current Libra technology when networks are transitioned to WiMAX compliant equipment. The CONTINUITY PROGRAM offers Wi-LAN customers a solid migration path to Wi-LAN's Wi-MAX Certified systems, which are expected to be available in the first half of 2005.

About TM Net Sdn Bhd

TM Net Sdn Bhd (TM Net), formerly the multimedia arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TMB), was set up in 1995 as a NewCo to spearhead Telekom Malaysia Berhad's entry into the ICT industry. In 1996 it became TM Multimedia, a business unit of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, providing Internet and multimedia solutions and services. It has since progressed to become Malaysia's highly advanced Internet Service Provider (ISP). On 1st July 2002, TM Net became an independent business entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of TMB. Today the Company has achieved a more dynamic position than ever, and has become agile, market oriented and customer focused to take on greater challenges in the industry. Over the past several years, TM Net Sdn Bhd has become a household name in Malaysia, providing the entire country with online access, content and applications, affecting a seamless information superhighway with state-of-the-art technology. More information can be found at www.tm.net.my.

About Aglotel Wireless Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

AgloTel Wireless is an innovative outdoor wireless systems integrator and distributor in Malaysia and Wi-LAN Certified Channel Partner. AgloTel is a major provider of turnkey installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of telecommunication and ISP systems, data and voice communications, wireless LAN/MAN/WAN and Fixed wireless, secured enterprise networks, and security and surveillance equipment. More information can be found at www.aglotel.com.my.

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 802.16 WirelessMAN Standard * and the ETSI BRAN HiperMAN* standard (the WiMAX* standards), the IEEE standards 802.11a and 802.11g (the 2nd generation Wi-Fi* standards), and the ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2* 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.wilan.com.

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