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China Telecom Solidifies Edge with Juniper Networks

Two Provincial Chinese Branches Select Juniper Networks ERX Edge Routers

Sunnyvale, CA - July 9, 2002 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of trusted infrastructures for the New Public Network and China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) today announced the deployment of additional Juniper Networks ERX Edge Routers in two provincial branches of China Telecom's network. China Telecom, the operator of China's largest terrestrial communications network, selected the ERX for its wire-speed performance, sophisticated routing capabilities and ability to enhance standard broadband connectivity offerings with innovative IP services.

The Sichuan Branch of China Telecom required a scalable and reliable edge router to provide services across the industrial province, including the capital city of Chengdu with a population of 12 million. China Telecom also installed the ERX in Central China to support the growing base of broadband subscribers in the rapidly developing city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province. In both deployments, the ERX provides circuit aggregation and subscriber management functionality, all in a single platform. The flexibility of the ERX enables China Telecom to create custom services based on the unique requirements of its customers.

"Given our large customer base, our key focus is to invest in broadband network equipment that enables us to scale to meet the anticipated requirements of our customers in Chengdu and throughout the province," said Mr. Fan Xiao Dong, director, Plan & Construction Dept., China Telecom Sichuan Branch. "Juniper Networks has a successful track record of supplying reliable, carrier-class products that currently support China Telecom's complete spectrum of broadband services. Our decision to deploy additional ERX Edge Routers will enable us to focus on delivering revenue-generating broadband services to our customers without concern for meeting future scalability requirements."

"We selected Juniper Networks because of the high performance of its ERX product and its strong reputation throughout China," said Ms. Xu Wei, director, Data Bureau, China Telecom, Wuhan Branch. "While testing the ERX, we determined it is the best performing product available to support our growing edge routing and subscriber management requirements. We are convinced that we selected the best router for our network."

About the ERX

The ERX product family provides wire-speed performance, sophisticated routing capabilities, carrier-class reliability and high capacity port density. The ERX features leading-edge technologies such as IP QoS, Virtual Private Networks and MPLS. Used in combination with Juniper Networks SDX Service Deployment System, the ERX provides a comprehensive, dynamic service creation, activation and accounting system that delivers revenue generating services such as tiered Internet and rich media services. Juniper Networks ERX product family includes three models: the high-capacity ERX 1440, the mid-range ERX 1400 and the low-end ERX 705. Each model features a full suite of Internet routing protocols, including BGP-4, IS-IS, OSPF and RIP.

About China Telecom

China Telecom is the country's largest telecommunications operator with businesses covering fixed lines and various value-added Internet services. China Telecom added 35 million fixed line subscribers during 2001 alone, about 50 percent of the world's subscriber growth for the year, and increased its total subscriber base to 179 million, 99 percent of China's total. China Telecom's national Internet network, CHINANET, serves some 32 million Internet users, approximately 80 percent of the national total.

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.

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