Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN Inc.

March 07, 2005 09:01 ET

Wi-LAN Business Update On March 16: Conference Call Scheduled at 5:00 P.M. EST




MARCH 7, 2005 - 09:01 ET

Wi-LAN Business Update On March 16: Conference Call
Scheduled at 5:00 P.M. EST

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 7, 2005) - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN),
a global provider of market-leading broadband wireless communications
products and technologies and charter member of the WiMAX Forum(1), will
hold a conference call on March 16, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. EST to provide a
business update following the executive changes announced on February 24
and March 3.

The call-in number will be (416) 405-9328 or 1-800-387-6216 (toll free
North America). The confirmation code is 3144642. Participants are
advised to call in 10 minutes early. The call will be webcast from
Wi-LAN's website at www.wi-lan.com and will be archived there.

A replay of the call will be available until 11:59 p.m. EST on March 23,
2005 by calling (416) 695-5800 or 1-800-408-3053 (toll free North
America). The access code for the replay is 3144642#.

Wi-LAN participants will be:
Mr. Bill Dunbar - President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bill Hews - Wi-LAN Director and Chair of the Corporate Governance
Mr. Ken Wetherell - Vice President, Corporate Communications &
Investor Relations

Other members of the Wi-LAN executive team will also be available to
answer questions.

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.


Contact Information

    Wi-LAN Inc.
    Ken Wetherell
    Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
    (403) 207-6329
    Email: kwetherell@wi-lan.com