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OFDM Forum Attracts New Members from Around the World.

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With only one week until its second quarterly meeting, the OFDM Forum is pleased to announce the addition of five new member organizations to its rapidly growing roster.

New Small Business Members are SiWorks Inc., DKS Signalverarbeitung GmBH, 4G Network Technologies Inc. and Communications Services International, Inc. (CSI); ioWave, Inc. has joined as an Associate Member.

Membership entitles new OFDM Forum members full participation in the organization's second quarterly meeting, to be held in Calgary, Canada July 13 - 15, 2000. There, attendees will address wireless communications and technology issues such as interoperability between market segments, harmonized standards and spectrum allocations, specifically related to Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology.

"We are very pleased to welcome SiWorks Inc., DKS Signalverarbeitung GmBH, 4G Network Technologies Inc., CSI and ioWave, Inc. to the OFDM Forum," said Hatim Zaghloul, Chairman and CEO of Wi-LAN Inc., Chair Company of the OFDM Forum. "The continued growth of the Forum is evidence that momentum around establishing a single global OFDM standard is escalating."

The OFDM Forum has grown to include 40 members to date, 13 of which are listed as Principal Members of the organization.

The OFDM Forum's upcoming meeting in Calgary will include leaders in the wireless industry from around the world - organizations spearheading the development and implementation of wireless technologies and products that promise to revolutionize how we communicate.

About ioWave, Inc.

Founded in 1996, ioWave, Inc. designs, develops and markets broadband wireless products for Wireless Local Loop, private network, backbone circuit and high-speed Internet access applications for carriers, ISPs, PCS companies, and corporate networks. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, ioWave is centrally located near a growing number of global communication and internet firms, as well as, wireless industry associations and governing bodies. In addition to its own strategically placed support and marketing personnel, ioWave has a vast network of authorized representatives, distributors and agents who serve its worldwide customer base. Additional information about ioWave is available on the company's Web site at: or by contacting the company at; Tel: (703) 979-9283, Fax: (703) 979-5710.

About 4G Network Technologies Inc.

4G Network Technologies Inc. (4GNT) is a Dallas, Texas based company created to design and operate a highly advanced wireless network providing fixed and mobile broadband services in the U.S. and international markets. 4GNT is deploying a defining, "fourth generation" wireless public network to deliver hyper-speed broadband to tens of millions of subscribers including commercial entities, mobile professionals, small offices/home offices and consumer households. For more information, visit 4GNT's web site at

About Communications Services International, Inc.

Communications Services International, Inc. (CSI), headquartered in Los Alamitos, CA., is North America's largest independent service organization (ISO) dedicated to providing comprehensive installation and maintenance services for network communications equipment, wireless network systems, voice/data/video cable systems and 'specialty products'. CSI's charter is to be the largest vendor-independent service organization, providing timely, high-quality, and cost-effective installation and maintenance services throughout the entire North American continent. Detailed information on CSI can be found on the Web at

About SiWorks

SiWorks is a committed provider of analog and digital IC design services. The company specializes in the design of complex systems on silicon IC's, high-performance analog circuits, DSP hardware architectures and FPGA's.

About DKS Signalverarbeitung GmBH

DKS is a Frankfurt-based company focusing on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) modems and C-OFDM (coded OFDM) for various applications. Founded in September 1996 to transfer over 20 years of theoretical information into practical applications, DKS researches and develops customized solutions in the field of data transmission and signal processing, planning and realization in the telecommunications sector. For more information about DKS, visit the company's website at

About OFDM

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) is a technology that is considered to be the cornerstone of the next generation of high-speed wireless data products and services for corporate and consumer use. OFDM is also at the foundation of both the IEEE 802.11 and ETSI BRAN standards and is used in numerous multimedia applications.

About The OFDM Forum

The OFDM Forum is a market development association comprised of hardware manufacturers, software firms, telecommunications companies and other users interested in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology in wireless applications. The OFDM Forum was established to create a single, compatible global OFDM standard for cost-effective, high-speed wireless networks on a variety of devices.

Founded in December 1999, the OFDM Forum was established to develop a single, compatible global standard for cost-effective, high-speed wireless networks on a variety of devices. Founding companies are as follows: Ericsson, Nokia, Philips Semiconductors, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Sony, Wi-LAN and the Testbed Center for Interoperability at the University of California At Santa Barbara (a division of CalTrans). The OFDM Forum has grown to include 40 members to date, 13 of which are listed as Principal Members of the organization. More information on the OFDM Forum can be found at

About The OFDM Forum's July Meeting

The OFDM Forum's July meeting will take place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from July 13 - 15, 2000. The meeting will combine plenary seminars and working group sessions designed to provide delegates the opportunity to share developments in OFDM technology and products. Forum working groups (Fixed Wireless Access Group, Wireless LAN Group and Wireless Road Access Group) will also share progress reports with the Forum-at-large. To date, 77 people are registered for the July meeting, representing 46 companies from around the world.

Organizations interested in joining the OFDM Forum or attending the organization's July meeting are invited to contact:
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