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Service Providers Worldwide Quick to Deploy New Juniper Networks M5, M10 Routers

Sunnyvale, CA - September 19, 2000 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:JNPR), a leading provider of next-generation IP infrastructure systems, today announced customers worldwide who are currently deploying or planning to deploy its new M5 and M10 Internet backbone routers in their production networks. The customers include APEX Network Technology Corporation, AduroNet, Broadband Office, Fusion Communications Corporation, IPergy, and Verio.

Juniper Networks has announced and shipped a best-in-class solution designed for dedicated access applications at the provider edge, enabling customers to use Juniper Networks routers both at the core and at the edge of their networks.

Broadband Office (BBO), a leading global provider of network-based applications to small- and medium-sized businesses, is one of the first customers to deploy Juniper Networks new M10 routers in their nationwide network. "Juniper Networks has taken the strengths it has developed in core routers and applied them to the network edge," said Johnson Agogbua, vice president of engineering at BBO. "We are now able to run the same industry-leading JUNOS Internet software both at the core as well as at the edge of our BBO network." BBO also plans to take advantage of the new rate limiting capability in JUNOS Release 4.1 for dynamic bandwidth allocation. Rate limiting lets BBO offer a more flexible range of access speeds to their customers by allocating partial bandwidth of an interface to a customer. The Internet Processor II ASIC, standard on M10 routers, allows rate limiting on a very large number of circuits without compromising performance.

IPergy has also deployed M5 and M10 routers in their production network. In 13 POPs around Europe, the M10 routers are being used for high-speed dedicated access aggregation while the M5 routers serve as peering points. The new routers are configured with a mixture of interfaces from E-3 to OC-12/STM-4 with a Gigabit Ethernet uplink to the network core. "Our decision to use Juniper Networks platforms both in the core and the edge of our IP network was due to two key reasons," said Michael Ferioli, Managing Director of IPERGY. "First, the Juniper Networks routers are extremely reliable, thereby ensuring quality of service for our customers. Secondly, the impressive port density on the M5 and M10 routers lowers the cost per port significantly."

FCC (Fusion Communications Corporation) is building Japan's first and largest integrated IP backbone network using best-in-class technology. The all-Juniper Networks backbone includes both the M20 routers and the newly-announced M10 routers. As Japan's first convergence carrier, FCC will offer its customers a variety or "fusion" of services including telephone, Internet access, virtual private networks (VPN), and Web hosting services. "Our goal is to harness technologies that allow everything over IP," said Mr. Tadahisa Sumida, chief executive officer of FCC. "Because we are building a totally new network, we have the luxury of selecting only the most advanced IP-centric technology, such as the Juniper Networks routers. This fresh approach will enable FCC to offer the ultimate in communications network services."

APEX Network Technology Corporation of Taiwan plans to deploy the M5 routers for peering, as well as in their Content Distribution Network (CDN), a combined content caching/warehousing/filtering system. "We made our decision to go with the new M5 routers after in-depth testing against alternative platforms," noted Raymond Lee, APEX Network chief technology officer. "The new M5 router from Juniper Networks was simply the best system. The extensive feature set of JUNOS enabled the applications for our CDN, and the Internet Processor II ensured that we wouldn't experience a performance penalty. In addition, the small form factor and significantly reduced power requirements were critical factors in our selection of the M5 routers."

Increasingly, service providers are building "mini cores" within metro backbones to locate content closer to their subscribers. Since these mini-cores are simply smaller scale versions of core infrastructure backbones with a reduced geographic scope, Juniper Networks strengths and leadership in building core routers applies equally well to both infrastructure backbones and metro mini-cores.

Europe-based AduroNet, the high performance Web platform, has committed to deploying M5 and M10 routers in metro applications in the UK, Germany, and The Netherlands as part of its European IP infrastructure. The new routers will aggregate different types of traffic and differentiate between specific service offerings. "We were looking to extend our core network to increase our reach in the cities where the key AduroNet POPs are located. The Juniper Networks M5 and M10 routers provided the perfect solution due to their unique combination of powerful performance and industry-leading port density in a space- and energy-efficient form factor," said Reynie Ortiz, CEO of AduroNet.

Verio, the world's largest Web hosting company and a leading provider of comprehensive e-business solutions, also beta-tested the new M5 and M10 routers. "The M5 and M10 routers are simply the latest in a line of recent platforms from Juniper Networks that are purpose-built to meet the unique challenges of Internet scalability, reliability, and performance," said Chris DeMarche, chief technology officer of Verio. "The combination of high performance in a small footprint with low power requirements is ideal for fast-growing network centers."

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 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 visit the Web site at https://www.juniper.net.

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