Wi-LAN's CEO to Present Keynote at Wireless Broadband Forum

11/16/2004 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN), a global provider of market-leading broadband wireless communications products and technologies and charter member of the WiMAX Forum, presents Dr. Sayed-Amr El-Hamamsy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wi-LAN, at the Wireless Broadband Forum on November 16 and 17, Hinxton Hall Conference Centre near Cambridge, U.K.

Dr. El-Hamamsy has been invited to present a Management Forum keynote address titled “Successfully Provisioning a Broadband Wireless Hotzone – Deploying a Mixed Wi-Fi and Pre-WiMAX Network”. The session will explore details of the deployment including the equipment and network topology, analysis of lessons learned, network ROI, and the migration to WiMAX Forum Certified products while minimizing network disruption. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 17, from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

In addition to its OFDM-based broadband wireless access solutions, Wi-LAN now offers an end-to-end hotzone solution through its partnership with Radionet Oy of Finland. The new Wi-LAN hotzone solution combines the best of Wi-Fi technology with Wi-LAN’s industry-leading broadband wireless products, to offer a complete hotzone suite, including: Wi-Fi hotzone base stations; network management; provisioning and billing; virtual private networks; and robust pre-WiMAX data backhaul.

Conference participants are invited to attend Dr. El-Hamamsy’s presentation and to visit Wi-LAN at Booth A2.

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 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 and the ETSI BRAN HiperMAN standard (the WiMAX Forum 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 standards), and the ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2 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 (www.ofdm-forum.com) 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.

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