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China Cable Network Leverages Juniper Networks for Connecting 14 Major Cities Including Beijing and Shanghai

Infrastructure behind the Delivery of Cable TV and Broadband Internet Access to Users throughout China

Beijing, China, - July 12, 2001 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of next-generation IP infrastructure systems, today announced that China Cable Network Company Ltd. (China Cable) is using Juniper Networks M-series Internet backbone routers, supporting up to OC-192c/STM-64 speeds, as the infrastructure supporting delivery of its national cable TV backbone network. The new project, specifically designed to deliver high-quality cable TV content and high-speed Internet access, will provide more than 100 different channels of television programming to provincial level cable stations and their customers.

The initial phase of the rollout includes deployment of M10, M20, and M160 Internet backbone routers in 14 cities throughout China. The four major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Wuhan will all feature OC-48c/STM-16 connections to the Internet backbone. The network will expand to include an additional 23 cities, covering more than 30 Chinese provinces by early 2002. In the future, China Cable will be able to provide a wide variety of smart IP Internet services, such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and usage-based pricing, for its commercial and residential customers nationwide.

"As a focused newcomer to China's data networking market, we are leveraging advanced IP services that differentiate China Cable from the incumbent operators," said Mr. Peng Jin, Technical Director for the Network Center of China Cable. "The flexibility and reliability of Juniper Networks core and access products allow us to roll out our cable services immediately, while laying the foundation to provide value-added services, including MPLS VPNs to customers in the future," Peng continued.

China currently has more than 80 million TV customers, and the cable market in China is one of the largest in the world according to the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). In most Chinese cities, a large percentage of TV viewers are cable subscribers. According to industry researcher IDC Asia Pacific, cable Internet subscribers in China are projected to exceed four million by 2005.

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.

Juniper Networks is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries as a trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc. M10, M20, and M160 are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.