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Zhejiang Communication Selects Juniper Networks for New Provincial IP Network

China Netcom Subsidiary Deploys E- and M-series Platforms to Deliver New Service Differentiation in Seven Cities

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 15, 2004 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that one of China's newest telecommunications service providers, Zhejiang Communication, has deployed E-series and M-series routing platforms in its new IP backbone and access networks. The platforms will enable the company to offer high-quality, value-added broadband services in seven cities across the Zhejiang province.

Zhejiang Communication, a subsidiary of national carrier China Netcom, selected the E- and M-series to become more competitive by building a strong portfolio of value-added services. The Quality of Service-based applications enabled by Juniper Networks platforms are particularly important to the company's ongoing success.

Zhejiang Communication will also offer Layer 2 and Layer 3 MPLS VPN services through the M-series platforms.

"A relatively new entrant to the provincial telecommunications market, Zhejiang Communication has chosen Juniper Networks products for its IP infrastructure because they enable new revenue-generating services without compromising performance," said Eric Yu, vice president, Greater China for Juniper Networks. "In an increasingly contested market, it is the Juniper Networks infrastructure that gives emerging service providers like Zhejiang Communication a competitive edge."

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