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riodata Selects Juniper Networks Routers for Pan-Germany IP Backbone

Mountain View, CA - June 13, 2000 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:JNPR), a leading provider of IP infrastructure systems, today announced that riodata, a new German ISP, has selected Juniper Networks M20 Internet backbone routers for its German IP backbone. riodata provides business users with flexible high-speed Internet services based on a nationwide DSL access network. The supporting IP backbone infrastructure will be based on M20 routers deployed in all the major cities across Germany.

"We need a network robust and fast enough to provide reliable high quality services to our subscribers. The performance of the M20 router really stood out in the tests and the deployment and operation of the M20 router is straightforward due to its full support of JUNOS Internet software," said Alex Stadler, CEO of riodata. "In addition the M20 routers provide us with an excellent infrastructure for the Voice-over-IP services which we plan to offer later this year," Stadler concluded.

"riodata is growing its network and its service offering at a tremendous pace. The Juniper Networks products will offer riodata the opportunity to scale its network more effectively thereby maximizing productivity. We're very pleased that they have selected Juniper Networks M20 routers at the core of their network," said Tony Morrish, Operations Director EMEA at Juniper Networks.

In addition to the usual Internet services, including e-mail and web space, in the near future riodata will offer services such as Virtual Private Networks, intranets and extranet, voice over IP, and applications hosting. The deal was facilitated by Juniper Networks recently appointed distributor for Germany, PanDacom who will also be responsible for the installation and after sales services.

About riodata

riodata is an emerging provider of advanced data services to small and medium sized businesses in Europe. riodata is building a nationwide access network using high-bandwidth DSL technology and will offer IP data services such as Internet access, e-mail and web hosting; advanced data services including data and application hosting, e-commerce support and application hosting; and network services including virtual private networks, Intranet/Extranet support and voice over IP. The company was founded in 1999 and is based near Frankfurt, Germany.

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 Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please contact the company at 408-745-2000 or visit the Web site at https://www.juniper.net.

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