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Wireless LAN Association Welcomes Alcatel, Colubris Networks, And WaveLink as New Sponsor Members

Willoughby, Ohio — January 24, 2001 - The Wireless LAN Association (WLANA), www.wlana.org, a trade association for the wireless local area networking industry, announced that wireless technology leaders Alcatel, Colubris Networks and WaveLink have joined WLANA as Sponsor members. Each company will receive a vote on WLANA's board. WLANA tries to create a growing awareness among users and the industry that wireless LANs are an extremely convenient way for interconnecting computers.

"The Wireless LAN Association is pleased to have Alcatel, Colubris Networks and WaveLink join us in promoting wireless networking ideas and solutions," said Greg DiCillo, managing director of WLANA. "Our growing membership reflects the tremendous increase in interest in using wireless networks as a connectivity solution in home, office and public access locations."

Marc Hermans, President of Alcatel's Customer Premises Division, said, "Alcatel, strongly believes that WLANA is the ideal forum for creating a shared understanding of the wireless LAN as one of the building blocks of the Internet world."

"Colubris Networks is joining the Wireless LAN Association alongside other major vendors at a time when the wireless LAN market is about to explode," said Tony Rossiter, vice president sales and marketing at Colubris Networks.

"Wavelink is pleased to join WLANA as a sponsor member. Our decade of wireless LAN experience allows us the opportunity to provide leadership in this rapidly evolving market, and work other industry leaders to resolve the key issues surrounding the convergence of wireless LAN and mobile Internet," said Robert Whelan, Wavelink CEO and president.

About Alcatel
Alcatel builds next generation networks, delivering integrated end-to-end voice and data networking solutions to established and new carriers, as well as enterprises and consumers worldwide. The world's leading supplier of DSL systems with market leadership in its ASAM and Litespan family of products, Alcatel has been supplying industry-standard end-to-end ADSL solutions since 1996. Alcatel's DSL access solutions are available on a variety of service platforms, including the Alcatel ASAM family; the Litespan NGDLC; and environmentally hardened DSLAM packages optimized for digital loop carrier deployment. The Alcatel ASAM holds over 55 percent of the worldwide central office ADSL market. Alcatel's Litespan multi-service access platform, an integrated NGDLC/DSLAM, has a global embedded footprint of 57 Million subscribers and growing. Alcatel's DSL technology is also offered in an advanced range of customer premises equipment, the Alcatel Speed TouchTM family of DSL modems, routers, and integrated access devices supporting multi-line voice and data service over a single telephone access line.

About Colubris Networks
Colubris Networks designs and manufactures high-speed, standards-based wireless LAN router solutions targeting the Enterprise, Small Business and Residential markets. Our wireless router products provide wireless LANs (WLAN) with connectivity to high-speed broadband networks such as the Internet using Cable, xDSL and broadband wireless modems. Colubris Networks markets its products worldwide through Telco's, Cable Operators, Internet Service Providers, Value-Added Resellers (VARS) and OEM partners. Colubris Networks is headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Canada (web site: www.colubris.com )

About Wavelink
WaveLink Corporation is a leading provider of wireless communications software and the developer of a wireless platform that enables enterprises to develop, manage and deploy wireless applications. Since 1992, WaveLink's innovative has powered a growing number of Fortune 1000 companies and is rapidly becoming a standard in wireless systems development, deployment and management, with more than 30,000 installations in over 50 countries. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.wavelink.com or call 425.823.0111.

About the Wireless LAN Association
The Wireless LAN Association is a non-profit educational trade association, comprised of the thought leaders and technology innovators in the local area wireless technology industry. WLANA provides a clearinghouse of information about wireless local area applications, issues and trends and serves as a resource to customers and prospects of wireless local area products and wireless personal area products and to industry press and analysts. The Association maintains an educational web site at www.wlana.org with industry studies, white papers, application stories and links to related topics and member web sites. To obtain additional information about WLANA, please visit our web site or send requests to [email protected].

Current WLANA sponsor members include:
3Com Corporation (Nasdaq:COMS), Alcatel (NYSE:ALA), Alvarion Inc. (Nasdaq:BRZE), Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) Colubris Networks, Inc. www.colubris.com, Enterasys, a Cabletron Systems company, (NYSE:CS), Intersil Corporation (Nasdaq:ISIL), Intermec Technologies (NYSE:UNA), Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL) and WaveLink Corporation www.wavelink.com.

WLANA Media Contact:
Kendra Gross
Porchivina & Associates Public Relations
Voice: (415) 893-9138
Email:[email protected]
WLANA Contact:
Gregory DiCillo
Managing Director Wireless LAN Association
Voice: 440-602-WLANA (9526)
Email:[email protected]

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