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Juniper Networks, Inc. Deploys M40 Internet Backbone Routers at Speedport, a Versatel Telecom Subsidiary

Mountain View, CA - February 3, 2000 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:JNPR), a leading provider of IP-optimised infrastructure platforms, has announced that it will provide SpeedPort N.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of VersaTel Telecom, with its M40 Internet backbone routers. In the first phase of this significant upgrade of SpeedPort's IP backbone network, the company will deploy nine M40 routers at the largest points of presence (PoPs) around the world.

The Juniper Networks M40 is the first Internet backbone router designed specifically to meet the performance requirements of global IP service providers, and as such, is being implemented as part of the core infrastructure that carries SpeedPort's pan-European and US IP-based services.

The M40 routers have been installed in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Palo Alto, Chicago, New York and Washington DC and will shortly be deployed in Frankfurt and Paris as part of the first phase of SpeedPort's network build. SpeedPort is also using JUNOS Internet software for testing and modelling purposes and is planning to order more M40 routers as it extends the reach of its network.

"The nature of our business model demands a core which enables flexible hosting and co-hosting service options at the core edge," said Tony Kiehn, Operations Director of SpeedPort. "The performance of the Juniper Networks router and the reliability of JUNOS software gives us an unparalleled combination of bandwidth, resilience, and manageability, and will enable us to provide a wide range of ultra-reliable, IP-based services, including voice and video."

"The global market for IP services is rapidly growing, and this deployment of M40 routers by SpeedPort across its European and US backbone network is an excellent illustration of this continuing trend," said Tony Morrish, Operations Director EMEA of Juniper Networks. "Thanks to our leading market technology, Juniper Networks is rapidly becoming the manufacturer of choice in the Internet backbone infrastructure market."

The Juniper Networks M40 is the first of a new generation of Internet routing platforms designed to combine the performance of switching and routing with thoughput of over 40 Gbps and industry-leading packet lookups of 40 Mpps. The M40 router, supported by the industry's first Internet-optimised operating system, currently is deployed in the world's largest and fastest Internet Networks.

About SpeedPort

SpeedPort N.V. is a European based provider of Internet network services and facilities management. It provides Internet connectivity and Co-Location services for organisations with mission critical Internet systems such as ISP and high-bandwidth content sites. SpeedPort has built a world-class IP network which transports high-volume traffic in a secure, reliable manner from major Internet exchanges in Europe to the East and West coast of the US. SpeedPort is a wholly owned subsidiary of VersaTel Telecom International. For more information please visit the web site: www.speedport.net or contact us at info@speedport.net.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of purpose-built systems that meet the scalability, performance, density, and compatibility requirements of rapidly evolving, optically-enabled IP networks. The company's purpose-built systems provide new IP infrastructure solutions for the world's leading service providers. Juniper Networks service, manufacturing teams, and IP engineers work closely with customers to build and support customer networks. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information, please visit our Web site at https://www.juniper.net.

Juniper Networks is a registered trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc. JUNOS and M40, are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks may be the property of their respective owners.