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Wi-LAN PRESIDENT AND CEO TO SPEAK AT Wi-Fi POWER 2004 CONFERENCE IN TORONTO, CANADA

02/26/2004

Wi-LAN PRESIDENT AND CEO TO SPEAK AT Wi-Fi POWER 2004 CONFERENCE IN TORONTO, CANADA

From Wi-Fi* to WiMAX*: Towards Freedom in Universal Broadband Mobility

CALGARY, Canada - February 26, 2004 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN), a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and technologies, presents Dr. Sayed-Amr El-Hamamsy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wi-LAN, at the Wi-FiPower 2004 conference on March 1-3, Metro Toronto Convention Center. Dr. El-Hamamsy has been invited to speak in the session titled "From Wi-Fi to WiMAX: Towards Freedom in Universal Broadband Mobility".

It will explore the evolution and benefits of the new IEEE 802.16 Standard* supported by the WiMAX Forum*, the relationship between Wi-Fi and WiMAX Certified* equipment in a network, how businesses can deploy broadband wireless solutions today with a seamless transition to WiMAX Certified equipment in the future, as well as upcoming broadband mobility standards. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 3, from 3:15 - 4:15 in Room 205A, North Hall, Metro Toronto Convention Center.

Wi-LAN’s CONTINUITY PROGRAM™ assures customers 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 technology when networks are transitioned to WiMAX Certified equipment.

Wi-LAN’s LIBRA Series is the only broadband wireless product series in commercial use today that utilizes the same version of OFDM that will form the basis for WiMAX Certified product platforms. This technology is a form 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.

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* Forum standards), the IEEE standards 802.11a and 802.11g (the 2nd generation Wi-Fi* Alliance 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.

* 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
To place a product order please contact:

Wi-LAN Inc.Global Sales
Ph: (403) 273-9133
Fax: (403) 273-5100
E-mail: info@wi-lan.com

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