Wi-LAN Unveils Pre-WiMax Kit

Wi-LAN introduces Libra MX equipment offering a migration path of WiMax-compliant networks

November 15, 2004

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CALGARY, Alberta and CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- 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), announced the launch of Libra MX today at the Wireless Broadband Forum in Cambridge, U.K. Libra MX is the industry's first WiMAX platform that meets the performance and throughput requirements of today's demanding point-to-point and point-to-multipoint broadband applications while providing a guaranteed, economic and straightforward migration path to WiMAX compliant networks. Based on Wi-LAN's patented W-OFDM technology - the foundation for WiMAX Certified(1) products - Libra MX is a powerful and flexible solution, including both base stations and subscriber units, for a wide variety of broadband wireless applications.

Libra MX is Wi-LAN's fourth-generation OFDM platform and provides a stronger-than-ever business case for carriers, large service providers and enterprises delivering solutions such as: urban Wi-Fi hot zones, cellular backhaul, E1/T1 replacement, enterprise MTU/MDU and VoIP applications. Libra MX will be widely available within sixty days, with early commercial deployments rolling out in Asia, Europe, and the African continent. In one early deployment, the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is implementing a "Smart Village" pilot project to study WiMAX technology prior to implementing it on a broader scale.

"We selected Wi-LAN's solution based on Wi-LAN's history of providing broadband wireless connectivity solutions worldwide," said Dr. Khaled Ismail, Senior Advisor to the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. "Wi-LAN's level of commitment to technical support and Libra MX's technical specifications, in addition to Wi-LAN's transparent path to WiMAX-compliant systems, helped make our choice very clear."

Wi-LAN Inc.

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