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Wi-LAN Announces Change of Auditors

10/25/2006

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Oct. 25, 2006) - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) ("Wi-LAN" or "the Company") today announced that KPMG LLP, have resigned as auditors, and that Wi-LAN's Board, at the recommendation of the Audit Committee, has appointed Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP ("PWC") as auditors for the period until the next annual shareholders' meeting. The change in auditors aligns with the completion of the Company's transformation into an intellectual property ("IP") licensing business, including the recent relocation of its head office from Calgary to Ottawa.

"With Wi-LAN's move to Ottawa and the evolution in the nature of our business, I am pleased with the appointment of PWC, and know we will have a strong and professional relationship with the firm going forward," said Steve Bower, CFO. "KPMG in Calgary have supported Wi-LAN and its shareholders for a number of years, and have been very helpful in this transition."

There were no reservations in the auditors' report in respect of Wi-LAN's annual financial statements in prior years, and no disagreements on accounting or reporting matters.

About Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN, which was founded in 1992, is a licensor of key wireless technologies, and was co-founder of both the OFDM Forum and the WiMAX Forum. Some of the fundamental technologies covered by the Wi-LAN patents include CDMA, WiFi and WiMAX. Wi-LAN has already licensed its intellectual property to a number of major companies, including Cisco and Fujitsu.

Detailed information on Wi-LAN can be found at www.wilan.com.

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For more information, please contact

Wi-LAN Inc.
Steve Bower, FCA
Acting CFO
613-688-3896 (direct)
rsb@wi-lan.com
www.wi-lan.com

or

Genoa Management
Amir Nayeri
866-430-6247
info@genoa.ca
www.genoa.ca 

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