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Lucent Technologies to Deploy Juniper Networks T-series Routers for Next-Generation JANET Network

Lucent to supply routers for the 10 Gigabit per second backbone network for UKERNA, the publicly funded organisation responsible for the operation and development of the UK's research and education network, JANET

LONDON - May 23, 2006 - Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) and Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that the companies have been selected by UKERNA (the U.K. Education and Research Networking Association) to provide the routing equipment for a 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) network, known as JANET, to support a wide range of broadband services for universities and education establishments in the U.K. Under the five-year framework contract between Lucent and UKERNA, Lucent will deploy and maintain the network routers, which will be based on core routing infrastructure from Lucent's global partner Juniper Networks.

For the project, Lucent will supply UKERNA with Juniper Networks T-series core IP (Internet Protocol) routing platforms designed to support broadband services nationwide, with points of presence in London, Bristol, Reading, Warrington, Glasgow, and Leeds. At the core of the network will be the Juniper Networks T640 Routing Node.

"We chose Lucent for this project because it was able to meet our need for a field-proven, highly reliable solution, and also demonstrated the lowest overall total cost of ownership for the lifetime of the contract," said Jeremy Sharp of UKERNA. "We are looking forward to working with Lucent and its partners on the deployment of this next-generation platform."

"This is a significant breakthrough for Lucent and we look forward to working with UKERNA and other Government bodies in providing leading-edge communications networking technology," said Andrew Taylor, managing director for Lucent Technologies United Kingdom. "Lucent offers the education sector an innovative whole-life cost financial model, that ensures ongoing support costs are predictable, while maintaining the highest levels of service assurance," said Taylor.

"JANET is now fully equipped to handle the long-term networking requirements of the U.K.'s education and research community, supporting IPv6, multicast, QoS and IPv6 multicast," said Gert-Jan Schenk, vice president of operations EMEA, Juniper Networks. "Juniper is pleased to sustain its reputation as the leading provider of networking technology for the research and development sector with this high profile opportunity."


UKERNA (United Kingdom Education and Research Networking Association) manages the operation and development of JANET on behalf of JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) for the UK Further and Higher Education Funding Councils. JISC also works in partnership with the Research Councils.

UKERNA is publicly funded, with the primary aim of providing and developing a network infrastructure that meets the needs of the research and education communities within the UK.

The concept of a community underpins everything UKERNA does and the network is based on the need for organisations to communicate, collaborate and co-operate in the shared interests of education and research. UKERNA offers many feedback mechanisms to ensure that an open communication channel exists between itself and the community it serves.

About Lucent Technologies

Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and delivers networks for the world's largest communications service providers. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent relies on its strengths in mobility, optical, data and voice networking technologies as well as software and services to develop next-generation networks. The company's systems, services and software are designed to help customers quickly deploy and better manage their networks and create new, revenue-generating services that help businesses and consumers. For more information on Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at 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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