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China Netcom Deploys Juniper Networks ERX Edge Routers to Enhance Network Performance and Profitability

North China's Largest Communications Network Selects Integrated Platform to Increase Network Bandwidth, Scalability, and Functionality

Sunnyvale, CA - September 3, 2002 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of trusted infrastructures for the New Public Network, today announced that China Netcom, one of the leading telecommunications companies in China, will deploy Juniper Networks ERX Edge Routers as part of its network expansion across the Inner Mongolia province of China. The ERX router is an integrated carrier-class edge router that combines both circuit aggregation and subscriber management functionality. China Netcom selected Juniper Networks ERX router for its ability to enhance existing network bandwidth, scalability, and functionality of its leased line and ADSL capacity.

The ERX router provides China Netcom with wire-speed performance of IP routing and next-generation broadband services such as streaming media, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) while maintaining Quality of Service (QoS). Juniper Networks ERX Edge Router combines subscriber management functions with carrier-class routing into one platform, enabling China Netcom to optimize capital and operational expenditures. The ERX platform enables China Netcom to provide one of the industry's highest port densities in an Internet edge device - more than ten times the physical density of current edge offerings.

"We selected Juniper Networks because of their experience and proven technology," said Gao Dongguang, director, Engineering Data Bureau, China Netcom Inner Mongolia. "Juniper Networks has a strong track record within the China Netcom organization of helping to achieve substantial cost savings with the feature rich, scalable ERX Edge Router. Our decision to deploy the ERX router enables China Netcom to provide enhanced services to our customers across the Inner Mongolian province."

"China Netcom has an aggressive plan to expand the functionality of its network, and provide next-generation services to increase profitability and customer satisfaction," said Jason Xie, vice president, China, Juniper Networks, Inc. "Being selected again by China Netcom validates the superior features and functionality of our edge routers, as well as our solid reputation for delivering quality products to the Chinese market."

About China Netcom

China Netcom Corporation Limited ("CNC" or the "Company") is a facilities-based broadband telecommunications operator in China. The Company provides a full spectrum of services and solutions to meet the broadband telecommunications needs of businesses and individuals. Its core business includes providing Internet broadband access and integrated telecom services to residential and corporate customers, and building the infrastructure for China's New Economy. Its comprehensive collection of telecom licenses, including the license to operate international gateways out of China, puts it in peer with incumbent operators such as China Telecom.

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 is a trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.