Wireless LAN Systems (WLS) was founded in 2002 in Espoo, Finland. Its staff have accumulated considerable experience in the construction and operation of fixed and wireless networks, as well as delivering services to commercial customers over these networks.

The company has acquired unique IP networking and security design expertise from its staff as well as patents and other intellectual properties from VDSL Systems Ltd, acquired by WLS in 2004.

The founders of the company, Heikki Suonsivu and Kalle Kaukonen, have significant history of successful entrepreneurship, and have taken several companies to market through organic growth, trade sale, or listing.