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ALLTEL Selects Juniper Networks for Internet Infrastructure

Little Rock, AR - September 14, 2001 - ALLTEL and Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of next-generation Internet Protocol infrastructure systems, today announced that ALLTEL has selected a wide range of Juniper Networks M-series Internet backbone routers for ALLTEL's Internet network infrastructure. This new deployment is already working with broadband equipment to deliver digital subscriber line (DSL) service to ALLTEL customers.

"After thorough testing and analysis, ALLTEL selected Juniper Networks products for their extensive innovative capabilities, reliability and the company's commitment to open standards," said William Morgan, ALLTEL's manager of data engineering. "The Juniper Networks routers will provide faster and highly-reliable Internet connectivity and help us provision a solid digital subscriber line network for our customers."

ALLTEL will begin work immediately on a network analysis for rapid deployment of additional Juniper Networks routers.

About ALLTEL

ALLTEL, with more than 10 million communications customers and more than $7.5 billion in annual revenues, is a leader in the communications and information services industries. ALLTEL has communications customers in 24 states and provides information services to telecommunications, financial, and mortgage clients in 55 countries and territories.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks leads the industry in turning network innovation into the reliable delivery of core, edge, mobile and cable Internet services at scale for the New Public Network. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Juniper Networks offers additional information on its product and service offerings at www.juniper.net.

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