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Juniper Networks Completes Telcordia OSMINE Services Process

Milestone Helps Ensure E-Series Interoperability with the Telcordia TIRKS System

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 11, 2004 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that its E-series routing platform has successfully completed the Telcordia OSMINE Services process for the Telcordia TIRKS system. TIRKS is part of an integrated solution that supports the total network provisioning process for special service circuits, message trunks and carrier circuits. TIRKS is used by Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) to plan, assign, provision and inventory telephone networks.

The OSMINE process facilitates the integration of new products and operating systems into multi-vendor environments. About 80 percent of U.S. carriers use Telcordia software platforms to provide uninterrupted service to their subscribers and minimize the impact to operations.

"By completing the OSMINE Services process for TIRKS, RBOCs can be assured that the E-series will provide a compatible platform for rapid deployment with their existing operational support systems," said Karen Livoli, senior manager of product marketing for Juniper Networks. "Juniper Networks is committed to an ongoing relationship with Telcordia as an extension to our RBOC customer base to help ensure interoperability with the Telcordia systems."

"The objective of the OSMINE process is to both champion customer innovation, as well as reduce the complexity and cost of integrating new products," said Dennis Tinley, group senior vice president, Network Element Provider Solutions for Telcordia. "Juniper Networks is proactively addressing its customers' requirements by completing this process, which facilitates new network elements being introduced into their networks with minimal impact to operations."

The E-series combines carrier-class routing, broadband subscriber management and IP services in a single platform. Powered by an innovative programmable ASIC-based architecture, the E-series routers are ideal platforms for deploying IP services at the carrier edge.

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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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