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European Research and Education Networks Put Their Trust in Juniper Networks IP Infrastructures

Juniper Networks Makes Significant Inroads in the European R&E Community with 17 Additional Network Deployments

Sunnyvale, CA - March 3, 2003 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that an additional 17 European Research and Education networks are deploying Juniper Networks equipment to provide advanced IP services to the research and academic community. In total more than 40 European R&E networks are now relying on Juniper Networks technology.

As a result, the R&E organizations can implement applications demanding high bandwidth and Quality of Service (QOS). Such applications include distributed computing (GRID computing), real-time shared imaging (medical and astronomic imaging), educational broadcasts, and multicast videoconferencing.

The European R&E network community is composed of multiple levels: a pan-European network, various national, regional and metropolitan area networks (MANs), as well as the community research lab and university networks.

Juniper Networks has been successful at all three levels. To date, the following European R&E organizations are benefiting from Juniper Networks solutions:

  • GEANT (Dante), the pan-European network connecting over 30 national networks;
  • R&E national networks such as RedIRIS in Spain, ARNES in Slovenia, Funet in Finland, HEAnet in Ireland, and VTHD in France;
  • MANs and regional networks such as CYFRONET in Poland, LGFL (London Grid for Learning) in the UK, RAP (Réseau Académique Parisien) network in France, Pisa University's MAN in Italy, and RECETGA (Rede de Ciencia e Tecnoloxía de Galicia) in Spain;
  • Research labs and universities such as CNR and Pisa University in Italy; Frankfurt and Erlangen Universities in Germany; Juan Carlos, Politécnica de Madrid, Politècnica de Catalunya, and Navarra Universities in Spain; IMAG, and GET (Groupement des Ecoles de Télécoms) in France; Warsaw University in Poland; as well as the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), based in Geneva.

All of these networks use Juniper Networks M- and/or T-series routing platforms. Thanks to purpose-built hardware and JUNOS Internet operating software, these platforms enable reliable, secure and high performance IP services. This purpose-built architecture also allows these R&E organizations to simultaneously run IPv6 and IPv4 on the same routers, and deploy services such as IP Multicast, Quality of Service (QoS), and Layer 2 MPLS VPNs, without compromising the performance of the network.

"The Juniper platforms provide us with an infrastructure that can run multiple services at line speed thanks to the clear separation of routing and packet processing in the Juniper Networks architecture, allowing us to experiment with different classes of service on our network without loss of performance. The same version of the JUNOS operating software runs across all M- and T-series platforms to provide a stable infrastructure with high availability. With over 3000 R&E organizations relying on our network, this is of vital importance," said Dai Davies, general manager at Dante.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by converting a commodity - bandwidth - into a dependable, secure, and highly valuable corporate asset. Founded in 1996 to meet the stringent demands of service providers, Juniper Networks is now relied upon by the world's leading network operators, government agencies, research and education institutions, and information-intensive enterprises as the foundation for uncompromising networks. Juniper Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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