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Juniper Networks and Lucent Partner to Expand Service Portfolio of Leading Australian Competitive Carrier

Routing Platforms Enable Broader Range of IP Services for Corporate and Government Customers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 17, 2004 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) and Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced that Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications (ASX: MAQ), a leading supplier of voice, data, mobile and hosting solutions, has selected routing platforms to expand its service portfolio for corporate and government customers throughout Australia and South Asia. Lucent Technologies has supplied Macquarie Corporate with Juniper Networks E-series edge routing platforms for deployment across Australia. The network expansion enables Macquarie Corporate to enhance its existing VPN offerings to include services such as MPLS-based IP-VPN and capitalize on Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP) to offer customers greater security and control.

"Macquarie Corporate requires advanced routing solutions for the expansion of its backbone network and the creation of a wider range of data services for customers," said Glen Noble, general manager data and hosting solutions, Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications.

"Macquarie Corporate is the only carrier focussed exclusively on serving the government and corporate sectors in the Australian and South Asia markets. We are confident that by using Juniper Networks and taking advantage of L2TP technology, Macquarie Corporate will be able to leverage its strong foothold in the Asia Pacific market," said Shaun Page, director, Australia and New Zealand, Juniper Networks.

"IP-based services such as MPLS-VPN are gaining momentum among corporate customers. By deploying Juniper Networks routing solutions, Macquarie Corporate will be able to quickly and cost effectively enhance its value offering to corporate customers in Australia," said Chris Ford, director of Wireline Solutions for Lucent Technologies. Lucent deployed and integrated the Juniper solution into the existing Macquarie data network, which Lucent manages from its Global Network Operations Centre in North Ryde, Sydney.

In addition to extending its geographical reach, Macquarie Corporate is using the Juniper Networks solutions to provide IPSec tunnel termination to customers' VPNs, dramatically reducing network complexity and cost by removing the need for end-user software installations.

Delivering unmatched dependability, security and IP service richness, the Juniper Networks routing portfolio is perfectly suited to meet the demands of carriers that offer tailored IP-based voice, video and data solutions to customers across various industries.

About Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications

Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications (ASX: MAQ) is a leading supplier of ICT solutions -including voice, data, mobile and hosting - to the corporate and government market. Founded in July 1992, it is one of Australia's first telecommunications companies. Macquarie has offices in all Australian states and Singapore. Its customers typically fall within Australia's top 10,000 enterprises and government departments/agencies. More than 750,000 Australians use its services at work every day. The company holds carrier licenses in both Australia and Singapore. For more information, see: www.mct.com.au.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by creating competitive advantage for our customers with superior networking and security solutions. Juniper Networks is dedicated to customers who derive strategic value from their networks, including global network operators, enterprises, government agencies and research and educational institutions. Juniper Networks' portfolio of networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world's most demanding mission critical networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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.

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