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Next Generation IX Consortium Deploys Juniper Networks Routers

Japanese Internet Exchange Selects M-series Routers to Provide High-speed Routing with Uncompromising Performance

Sunnyvale, CA - December 2, 2002 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of trusted infrastructures for the New Public Network, today announced that the Next Generation Internet Exchange (IX) Consortium has deployed Juniper Networks M-series Routers as its core network infrastructure. The compact Juniper Networks M10 and M20 routers provide Next Generation IX with a highly reliable, scalable and cost-efficient network for deploying Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) enabled Internet Protocol (IP) services without compromising performance.

Next Generation IX Consortium was formed in Japan to research and implement the Next Generation Internet Exchange (IX). The Consortium is made up of more than 70 organizations, and was founded by the Japanese Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications as part of 2001's research and development projects. By using Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology in the INTER-DOMAIN environment, Next Generation IX can process high-speed and large-volume traffic exchange between ISPs efficiently and securely.

According to the Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Ministry of Japan, the total number of broadband users in Japan was over 6 million at the end of Sept 2002. To support this growth, Next Generation IX required a carrier-class core routing platform capable of delivering high-speed routing with uncompromising performance. The software and ASIC-based packet processing features in the M-series platform enable Next Generation IX to provide reliable, wire-speed IP traffic forwarding across its core and edge networks with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS).

"We are using MPLS technology to build an Internet exchange network capable of evolving to meet tomorrow's network requirements," said Hiroshi Esaki, professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technology at Tokyo University. "As a result of an extensive evaluation, the Next Generation IX Consortium selected Juniper Networks M-series routers because of its uncompromised performance, proven MPLS solutions, and interoperability within our existing network infrastructure."

"Next Generation IX is building one of the world's most innovative next generation core infrastructures. This foundation of M-series routers will enable it to deploy new advanced MPLS and IP capabilities such as IPv6 in the future, while maintaining wire-speed performance and service quality to its end-users," said Manasori Osuga, vice president, Japan, Juniper Networks Inc. "We are excited to be involved in this groundbreaking project and we look forward to working with the Next Generation IX Consortium."

About Next Generation IX Consortium

Next Generation IX Consortium is a project formed to research and implement the next generation of Internet for Japan. It also acts as the Internet exchange to manage the traffic exchange between ISPs and large corporate in Japan. It was founded as a result of Year 2001's Telecommunication and Broadcast organization's research funded by Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications. For details, please visit www.diztix.com.

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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