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Juniper Networks Introduces E320 Broadband Services Router to Facilitate Deployment of Triple Play Services

Broadband Market Leader Strengthens Intelligent Edge with E-series Enhancements for Secure and Assured Networks

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 6, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced a series of enhancements for its industry-leading family of E-series routing platforms. The new E320 Broadband Services Router, which is the industry's highest capacity broadband router, enables service providers to evolve beyond simple Internet access to high bandwidth and quality Infranet services. These converged voice, data and multimedia or "triple play" services require a next-generation platform that can service subscribers in large quantities with assured levels of quality, security and high availability. Also announced today are new features for the ERX routing platform.

The unprecedented performance, reliability and scale of the E320 Broadband Services Router make it the ideal platform for delivering multimedia broadband services such as IPTV, video on demand and IP telephony. Scaling from 100 to 320 Gbps of capacity, the E320 supports up to 128,000 individual subscribers. This industry leading scale dramatically reduces the price per subscriber, an important metric used by service providers to track capital expenditures.

"To deliver faster, more efficient converged solutions to our customers, we've built a single IP edge service architecture with the E-series from Juniper Networks," said Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS. "The new E320 Broadband Services Router will enable us to scale our network as required to support TELUS' Future Friendly Home suite of services and address our growing customer base, while also reducing over time our capital and operational expenditures."

"IPTV has created an explosion of issues in the access market," commented Tom Nolle, CIMI Corporation. "It's driving bandwidth growth beyond anything that the Internet would have created; it's pushing fiber closer to the home and changing access topology; it's shifting providers from ATM to Ethernet for broadband infrastructure, and it's exposing those same providers to proprietary solutions. Juniper Networks E320 offers the capacity to support IPTV, the flexibility to support both ATM and Ethernet to accommodate legacy DSL and non-TV infrastructure, and fully supports the DSL Forum's TR059 architecture, which is the open multi-vendor solution to building a broadband access network. This is a critical step in making the vision of a standards-based broadband network that works both for the Internet and IPTV into reality."

As the newest member of the E-series product family, the E320 leverages the proven, feature-rich JUNOSe modular operating system software. The unique combination of E-series hardware and JUNOSe software innovations offers providers a competitive advantage with service differentiation through enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities.

Designed for high-density Ethernet aggregation, the E320 Broadband Services Router and the series of new line modules for the ERX family address the evolution in broadband that is driving triple play services and the migration of DSL architectures from ATM to Ethernet.

The two new line modules introduced today for the ERX routing platforms include:

  • A High-Density Ethernet (HDE) line module that provides 8 ports of Gigabit Ethernet per slot and increases the Ethernet density of the ERX-1440 to 96 ports per chassis. The Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) optics offers a wide range of port options for increased flexibility.
  • An ATM plus Ethernet line module that provides a combination of Ethernet and ATM technology in a single slot. This line module provides two ports of ATM OC3/STM1 and a redundant Gigabit Ethernet port to help ease the migration from ATM access to next-generation Ethernet access networks.

"Juniper's Intelligent Broadband Edge Architecture is the most reliable, cost-effective and secure approach for optimizing networks to support triple play services," said Kurt Melden, chief scientist, Juniper Networks. "Having deployed the E-series and JUNOSe in the world's largest service provider networks, our customers can be confident that the E320 is based on proven technology. As the industry's most advanced broadband services router, the E320 is an example of Juniper's leadership and continued focus on innovation to deliver secure and assured networking communications to customers worldwide."

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company's purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks' portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world's most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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