Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN Inc.

February 28, 2005 09:00 ET

Media Alert: Wi-LAN OFDM Webinar on March 8


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FOR: WI-LAN INC.

TSX SYMBOL: WIN

FEBRUARY 28, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Media Alert: Wi-LAN OFDM Webinar on March 8

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2005) - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN),
a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and
technologies, will present a special webinar about OFDM on March 8 at
11:00 EST/8:00 PST. Learn everything you ever wanted to know and more
about Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing, the foundation of the
highest performance proprietary broadband equipment, and the foundation
of future WiMAX Forum Certified(1) equipment. If you are interested in
WiMAX, broadband wireless or even Wi-Fi, you should participate in this
webinar.

OFDM is the underlying technology that will enable the metropolitan area
network (MAN) and true mobile wireless networking. Join Wi-LAN's Ron
Murias, Manager of Applied Research and Development, as he takes you
into the world of OFDM.

Wi-LAN's Wideband OFDM (W-OFDM) is a transmission scheme that enables
data to be encoded on multiple high-speed radio frequencies
concurrently. This allows for greater security, increased amounts of
data being sent, and the industry's most efficient use of bandwidth.
W-OFDM is the basis of the IEEE standard 802.11a, which is the
foundation of the proposed IEEE standard 802.16. It is a patented
technology in the United States under patent number 5,282,222 and in
Canada under patent number 2,064,975. W-OFDM technology is currently
used in Wi-LAN's broadband wireless access systems.

W-OFDM enables the implementation of low power multipoint RF networks
that minimize interference with adjacent networks. This reduced
interference enables independent channels to operate within the same
band, allowing multipoint networks and point-to-point backbone systems
to be overlaid in the same frequency band.

Register at www.wi-LAN.com.

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, wireless
Voice-over-IP, and wireless data and telephony backhaul, utilizing its
high quality products and industry-leading technologies. Wi-LAN's
broadband wireless solutions feature an all-inclusive 2-year parts and
labor warranty and are supported by 24/7 customer service.

Wi-LAN believes its portfolio of patents, including its core W-OFDM
patents and 17 patents and patent applications acquired from Ensemble
Communications in May 2004, are necessary for the implementation of
devices using the IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN Standard(1) and the ETSI BRAN
HiperMAN(1) standard (the WiMAX Forum(1) standards). As well, Wi-LAN's
W-OFDM patents are believed to be required for the implementation of
devices using the IEEE standards 802.11a and 802.11g (the 2nd generation
Wi-Fi Alliance(1) standards), and the ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2(1) standard.
Wi-LAN licenses its patented technology and has executed non-exclusive
W-OFDM license agreements with semiconductor and broadband wireless
equipment companies.

Wi-LAN is the chair company of the OFDM Forum and a charter 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.

(1) All trademarks and brands mentioned in this release are the property
of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Wi-LAN Inc.
    Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
    Ken Wetherell
    (403) 207-6329
    (403) 273-5100 (FAX)
    Email: kwetherell@wi-lan.com
    Website: www.wi-lan.com
    or
    Davis-Marrin Communications
    Mark Shapiro
    (858) 573-0736
    Email: mshapiro@davismarrin.com