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French Cable Operator NOOS Deploys Juniper Networks M-series Routers

Leading French Cable Operator Chooses Juniper Networks New IP Infrastructure for Internet Access and High-quality Multicast Video

Sunnyvale, CA - March 21, 2000 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of next-generation IP infrastructure systems, today announced that NOOS, a leading French cable operator, has deployed Juniper Networks M-series routers in its key Points-of-Presence in Paris and Nanterre, France.

NOOS, the number one cable operator in France, provides Internet access, television, and telephone services to over two million homes in France. They are leading the field in interactive digital TV as well as high-speed Internet connectivity in France, and are working towards an integrated multimedia network throughout France.

The Juniper Networks routers in the NOOS core backbone are connected together using Gigabit Ethernet and OC-12/STM-4 (622 Mbps) interfaces. NOOS has dedicated one of the POPs as a data center where all of the service platforms are located. The second POP is used for cable access aggregation and is utilizing dedicated aggregation devices that are connected to the Juniper Networks routers. In the next 12 months, NOOS is planning an aggressive roll-out of the second POP throughout France to extend their geographic reach in providing services such as high-speed Internet access and high-quality multicast video over cable to consumers.

"The key to selecting Juniper Networks routers for our network is the wire rate performance coupled with the robustness of the JUNOS Internet software. In a fast-paced and high-growth environment such as NOOS, it is important that we can rely on the systems we use non-stop. Juniper Networks systems give us this reliability. In addition, the Juniper Networks solutions allow us to deploy higher-speed connections without upgrading our entire systems," said Joseph Dahan, head of IP networks and security engineering at NOOS.

"This is a significant win for Juniper Networks. NOOS is an ambitious company with plans that stretch beyond the traditional cable operator. To establish an early relationship between NOOS and Juniper Networks will benefit both companies in the future, with NOOS gaining significant competitive advantage," said Bruno Durand, operations director, Southern Europe at Juniper Networks.

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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