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Juniper Networks Awarded Largest Share of China Telecom's Next-Generation Network

M- and T-series Routing Platforms Provide Advanced IP Services For Entire National Core and Regional Backbone Networks

SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 15, 2004 - Juniper Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced it has been awarded the largest share of the contract for China Telecom's next-generation backbone network. China Telecom, the country's leading telecommunications provider, selected Juniper Networks routing platforms exclusively for its national core backbone and eight South China provincial backbone networks.

China Telecom will deploy the T640, T320 and M320 routing platforms in the network, which is also known as ChinaNet Next Carrying Network (CN2). The platforms will provide Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) in the network infrastructure, enabling China Telecom to offer a wide variety of advanced IP services including Virtual Private Networking (VPN), high-quality IP voice and video streaming. In addition, CN2 will support IPv6 addressing and finer control over network traffic routing, quality of service and third-generation (3G) mobile applications to China Telecom's mobile subscriber base.

"We're proud to have been selected as the sole IP router vendor for China Telecom's CN2 national core and South China provincial backbone network," said Jim Dolce, executive vice president, Worldwide Field Operations, Juniper Networks. "When fully deployed with our routing platforms, which enable a secure and assured network, CN2 will have built the foundation of an Infranet that combines the ubiquitous connectivity of the Internet with the assured performance and security of a private network."

The M- and T-series platforms deliver advanced high availability features, such as Graceful Restart and Fast Re-route, with the modular JUNOS operating system for complete fault-tolerance and scalability. The high-performance routing platforms provide high density aggregation at the network core with support for Gigabit Ethernet, SONET/SDH and other high-speed interfaces. The T640 routing platform is architected utilizing Juniper Networks' third generation of high-density silicon and enables a breakthrough in service provider economics. It offers seamless multi-terabit scaling, while significantly reducing capital and operational costs.

About China Telecom

China Telecom is the country's largest telecommunications operator with businesses covering fixed lines and various value-added Internet During 2001 alone, China Telecom added 35 million fixed line subscribers, about 50 percent of the services. world's subscriber growth for the year, and increased its total subscriber base to 179 million, 99 percent of China's total. At present, China Telecom's national Internet network, ChinaNet, serves approximately 80 percent of the national total of all Internet users.

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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