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Optynex Telecom Selects Juniper Networks for New IP/MPLS Network in Panama

M-series Platform Enables Optynex Telecom to Offer New Secure and Scalable Services

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 8, 2004 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that Optynex Telecom, one of the leading telecom service providers in the Republic of Panama, has selected the Juniper Networks M-series routing platform for deployment in its new IP/MPLS network. This project, developed in partnership with the systems integrator and solutions provider, Solunet, is delivering high performance services, reliability and security to the Optynex network.

"We chose the M-series platform for its strong feature set, scalability and security features," said Eric Meyer, CEO of Optynex Telecom. "The M-series platform enables the delivery of multiple services to thousands of customers from a single platform without compromising performance," added Meyer.

Juniper Networks M-series platforms are deployed in the world's largest networks delivering advanced IP/MPLS services at scale to help service providers transform their business of networking. Constructed with a clean separation between the control plane, forwarding plane and services plane, the M-series supports multiple services on a single platform without performance degradation. Examples include Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), network-based security, real-time voice and video, bandwidth on demand, rich multicast of premium content, IPv6 services and granular accounting among others.

According to Felipe Tribaldos, sales manager at Solunet, the quick implementation and superior performance of the M-series went beyond Optynex Telecom's expectations, particularly when compared with the competing routing platform previously implemented in the network. "The Juniper Networks platform not only exceeds the increasing service demand in the network today, but also has the scaling capabilities to support emerging services as the network continues to evolve."

"This project reflects a secure migration to an IP/MPLS network that will offer high quality and support for multiple applications and revenue-generating services," said Tim Lambie, vice president of sales, Americas International, Juniper Networks. "With this improvement on its network, Optynex is building towards a solid foundation for the Infranet edge with the goal of maximizing the potential value of the communications network, while also reducing operational and capital costs."

About Optynex Telecom

Based in Panama City, Republic of Panama, Optynex Telecom is a leading integrated telecommunications provider offering: telephony, high-speed Internet, data transmission and data center services to carriers and to the corporate and residential markets.

About Solunet, Inc.

Since 1992, Solunet has offered its expertise and knowledge of a wide variety of networking and support services for operators and enterprises. Over the last 10 years, Solunet has maintained its leadership in the identification of innovative network solutions, analyzing technological trends and identifying opportunities to enable next-generation solutions for our customers. With its main office in Palm Bay, Florida, Solunet is also located in several other US cities and presently extends its activities through the Caribbean and Latin America. For further information, e-mail us at sales@solunet.com.

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.

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