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Leading Japanese Carrier Selects Juniper Networks ERX Edge Router for Metro Ethernet Services

Chugoku Information System Service Introduces "MEGA EGG" Fiber-to-the-Home Services

Sunnyvale, CA - August 27, 2002 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of trusted infrastructures for the New Public Network, and Chugoku Information System Service Co., Inc. (CIS), today announced the deployment of Juniper Networks ERX Edge Routers in the CIS "MEGA Energia Global Gateway (EGG)" Metro Ethernet network. The ERX router enables CIS, the telecommunication arm of Chugoku Electric Power, to deliver high-speed Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services to its residential customers throughout the Chugoku region.

According to IDC Japan, Japanese FTTH subscriptions are expected to achieve a cumulative annual growth rate of 166 percent by the end of 2005. CIS plans to leverage the increased demand by offering Ethernet-based broadband connectivity to its subscribers at speeds of 100Mbps.

"Our mission is to be one of the leading FTTH providers in Japan by attracting subscribers with low cost and reliable high-speed Internet services," said Mr. Norimitsu Kawakami, manager, Telecommunication Business Unit, CIS. "The Juniper Networks ERX Edge Router provides a unique ability to deliver IP routing, IP service creation, and subscriber management in a single platform - all at wire-speed performance. This deployment enables us to leverage Juniper Networks expertise and excellent track record in the Japanese broadband market, while also staying ahead of the competition."

"Our ERX Edge Routers provide Chugoku Information System Service with a reliable and scalable platform that is optimized for the network edge," said Adam Judd, vice president, Asia Pacific, Juniper Networks. "CIS is now able to deliver revenue generating services to its growing customer base and capitalize on the increasing demand throughout Japan for innovative IP services."

About the ERX Edge Router

The ERX router product family provides wire-speed performance, sophisticated routing capabilities, carrier-class reliability, and high-capacity port density. The ERX router features leading-edge technologies such as IP QoS, Virtual Private Networks, and MPLS. Used in combination with Juniper Networks SDX, the ERX router 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 router 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 Chugoku Information System Service

Chugoku Information System Service (CIS) is a part of the Chugoku Electric Power Group and is dedicated to providing general customer support for the many facets of their everyday lives. As a part of its company vision to help customers realize their goals, it is in the process of introducing "Realize your E-Yume (nice dream) with electrical and Internet services" ideals of "challenge, innovation, and service" to enhance its services.

About MEGA EGG (MEGA Energetic Global Gateway) service

The Chugoku Electric Power Group has developed the Energia E Brand that represents a gateway to the world via the Internet. "Mega" represents the vast communication capacity of 100Mbps. There is a lot of anticipation for this new powerful Internet service.

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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