Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN Inc.

March 21, 2005 19:17 ET

Wi-LAN Postpones Annual Meeting


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: WI-LAN INC.

TSX SYMBOL: WIN

MARCH 21, 2005 - 19:17 ET

Wi-LAN Postpones Annual Meeting

CALGARY, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 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),
today announced that the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, originally
scheduled for March 21, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. Calgary time, has been
postponed to May 19, 2005 at 6 p.m. Following the resignations from the
Board of the two individuals named on the form of management proxy, the
Company is of the view that clarification on the authority of the
proxy-holders is required. Management will solicit new proxies for the
postponed meeting. Details regarding the location of the May 19 meeting
will be included in the Notice of Meeting.

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