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Lucent Technologies and Juniper Networks Awarded Contract to Expand China Unicom's National Multiservice Data Backbone

China Unicom to Deploy Lucent and Juniper Networks Unified Multiservice MPLS Core Solution

BEIJING, Jan. 13, 2004 - Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) and Juniper Networks (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that China Unicom, one of the largest service providers in China, will deploy the companies' joint core data networking solution to expand the carrier's national multiservice backbone network.

Lucent will supply China Unicom with the integrated Multiservice Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Core Solution that enables service providers to build a next generation network that carries Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Frame Relay and Internet Protocol services at the same level of quality and reliability as ATM networks. Deploying this solution will enable China Unicom to offer varying guaranteed levels of service to enterprises on a more cost-effective converged MPLS core network. The agreement is one in a series of contracts totaling more than $350 million that Lucent announced today with service providers in China (see separate announcement).

"This agreement with China Unicom highlights the value of the Lucent/Juniper Networks relationship to our customers' business. With our MPLS Core Solution, service providers can save about 24 percent on capital expenses in addition to operational savings," said Mike Nielsen, president, Lucent Technologies Multiservice Switching business.

"With this deployment, China Unicom is one of Asia Pacific's early adopters of MPLS core networks," said Eric Yu, vice president, Greater China for Juniper Networks. "By opting for MPLS and converging different traffic types on one network, China Unicom is making our infranet vision for a unified and intelligent high performance infrastructure for all services a reality."

The MPLS core solution consists of Juniper Networks T-series routing platforms, Lucent CBX 500® and GX 550® Multiservice WAN Switches, Lucent Navis® iOperations Operations Support Systems (OSS) for rapid provisioning of new services, simplified network management and enhanced service quality, and network services from Lucent Worldwide Services.

This contract also includes Lucent PacketStar (PSAX) Multiservice Media Gateways that China Unicom will use to provide ATM and Frame Relay access for enterprise customers.

China Unicom selected Junipers Networks T640 for its unparalleled interface density and Juniper Networks Matrix Technology, which will provide unprecedented capacity and longer life spans.

China Unicom began construction of its national multiservice backbone in 1999, and the network is expected to be one of the largest converged transport networks in China. The backbone supports a variety of services, including ATM, Frame Relay, Internet access, Voice-over-IP, video conferencing, CDMA1X, digital paging services, billing and office automation services, across 330 major cities throughout China.

Lucent Technologies and Juniper Networks strategic relationship delivers unified solutions to help service providers evolve today's networks to tomorrow's full-service IP infrastructure. The two companies recently announced two milestones in this effort - Lucent OSS software integration of their unified IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution and the development of the ATM-Over-MPLS-Trunks capability that preserves the quality of service between ATM and MPLS.

For more information on the Lucent Juniper Networks MPLS Core Solution please go to: http://www.lucent.com/juniper/mpls-core.

About Lucent Technologies

Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent's customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit www.lucent.com.

Lucent China (www.lucent.com.cn) has eight regional offices, two Bell Labs branches, five R&D facilities and a number of joint ventures and wholly owned enterprises. Currently, the company has approximately 3,000 employees in China and manufactures a full array of telecommunications network equipment and solutions that serve the Chinese and international markets.

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. The Infranet Initiative uses Juniper Networks MINT (Model for InfraNet Transformation) as its underlying framework. Juniper Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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