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Lucent Technologies and Juniper Networks Deploy Multiservice Network for Mexico's MCM Telecom

Lucent Completes Deployment of Juniper Networks M-Series for High Performance and Secure IP/MPLS Network

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 3, 2005 - Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) and Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that Lucent has upgraded Mexican service provider MCM Telecom's Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone network in Mexico City with Juniper Networks M-series Multiservice Edge routers, enhancing the security and maximizing the performance of the network.

MCM Telecom owns and operates Mexico's largest metropolitan fiber optic networks in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara and offers a complete range of voice and data services to businesses. Services include IP-based voice solutions, business-focused high capacity data services, and point-to-point and point-to-multipoint optical network transport.

"As a premier provider of telecommunications services to businesses in Mexico, our customers expect that our services will operate securely and reliably," said Mark Hilton, Chief Operating Officer, MCM Telecom. "We were seeking a solution that would expand and enhance our advanced service offerings while meeting and exceeding the level of reliability and security our customers demand, and the solution supplied by Lucent and Juniper has addressed this need perfectly."

Juniper Networks M-series routers support MCM's complete range of services - including enterprise voice over IP (VoIP), virtual private networks and data hosting services - with industry leading levels of performance and reliability. Using unique J-Protect filtering capabilities, the M-series also protects the network from distributed denial - of - service attacks and other security threats.

"We appreciate the opportunity to help MCM improve the quality and range of services it is able to offer to its customers," said Gabriel Herbel, Sales Director from Lucent Technologies in Mexico. "This is another good example of how Lucent and Juniper are collaborating to address key challenges for our customers."

Working with Lucent, MCM has deployed Juniper Networks M10i and M7i Multiservice Edge Routers. Juniper Networks M10i and M7i multiservice edge routers utilize a high-performance architecture and JUNOS, a proven carrier-class operating system. This ensures industry-leading reliability with uncompromising forwarding performance to support latency-sensitive applications such as voice, video, and mission-critical applications.

"MCM is an innovative service provider offering a range of advanced network services, and when they required a network infrastructure upgrade, our M-series delivered the reliability and performance they needed," said Tim Lambie, vice-president, Americas International of Juniper Networks. "We're pleased to work with Lucent to deliver secure and assured networking solutions to support advanced multiservice networks."

About MCM Telecom

MCM Telecom - The Broadband Company - is a Mexican company, a high performance telecom service provider specialized in the corporate market. It owns and operates the largest and highest quality redundant fiber optic metropolitan network in Mexico, with capacity to satisfy the most exacting telecommunications requirements in your businesses. Founded in 1996, MCM has achieved high levels of penetration in the corporate market in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara with a portfolio of advanced telecommunications products and services. MCM's IP-based services offer a competitive edge to large enterprises, as well as to the small- and medium-size business market. For more information, visit www.mcmtelecom.com.mx.

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.

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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