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Sunnyvale, CA - April 23, 2002 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of trusted infrastructures for the New Public Network, today announced that France Telecom Research and Development (R&D), France Telecom's research center, has selected Juniper Networks new T640 Internet Routing Node to be deployed in the heart of its experimental Vraiment Très Haut Débit/Very High Speed (VTHD) network. VTHD is a very high-bandwidth network, managed by France Telecom R&D, with a critical mission to evaluate, validate and deliver value-added Internet Protocol (IP) services at scale for the France Telecom R&D group. The network is being built to meet the specific requirements of France Telecom R&D and a number of its partners, including research institutions, universities and engineering schools. France Telecom R&D has selected Juniper Networks T640 Internet Routing Node to enable its VTHD network to achieve a high level of performance and to ensure non-stop delivery of advanced services. The now-enhanced VTHD++ network, co-sponsored by the Réseau National de Recherche en Télécommunications - National Network in Telecommunications Research (RNRT), the French government-sponsored research laboratories already connects massive parallel computers between France Telecom R&D's partners at very high bandwidth. The network provides state-of-the-art real-time interactive services such as native Internet Protocol version 6, multiprotocol label switching, virtual private networks and multicast.

About France Telecom R&D

France Telecom R&D, the France Telecom group's research and development center, drives innovation for all group units in France and worldwide. The center anticipates technological revolutions and paradigm shifts in usage. The center focuses on innovation that provides customers with best-in-class communications solutions, paving the way for technologies that will become ubiquitous in the future. The performance of France Telecom R&D makes it Europe's leading telecom research and development center.

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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