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Optus Deploys Juniper Networks Routing Platforms to Unify IP Core and Edge Networks

M320 Multiservice Platform to Support Advanced IP Services Including Voice, Video, Data and VPN

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 31, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that Optus, Australia's second largest telecommunications provider and leading challenger in the Australian telecommunication industry, is deploying Juniper Networks M-series routing platforms to converge its business and residential services on a single, multiservice IP network. This world class network, being deployed by Siemens Australia, will enable Optus to deliver a wide range of secure and reliable services to its business and residential customers, including voice, video, data and VPN service offerings.

"After an extensive evaluation, Optus selected the Juniper solution, supplied by Siemens, for its reliability, scalability and performance," said Bill Hope, Managing Director Optus Networks.

The Juniper Networks M320 multiservice routing platform will enable the common packet core to securely and reliably transport traffic from Optus' different customer units, improving the efficiency of service delivery of customers' IP traffic. The M-series' service flexibility and comprehensive feature set enables Optus to deploy multiple M320s configured to provide both core and edge routing functions on a single system. This approach will enable Optus to realize significant deployment and operational cost savings as compared to scenarios where core and edge routing must be provided by separate systems.

Juniper Networks M-series multiservice routing platforms are deployed in the world's largest IP networks where their comprehensive portfolio of VPN capabilities enables the simultaneous support of existing and emerging Layer 2 and Layer 3 services. The M320 is a highly scalable, secure and reliable 320 Gigabits per second capable routing platform supporting 10 Gigabits per second interfaces that leverages the production-proven JUNOS software to deliver consistent services to all customers, regardless of location or connection type.

"Our M-series platform delivers low total cost of ownership without compromise in performance or reliability," said Shaun Page, Vice President of Australia and New Zealand for Juniper Networks. "The powerful, versatile features of the M320 are ideal for service providers such as Optus who are consolidating their infrastructure into a single network capable of supporting a wide range of highly scalable IP-based services today and tomorrow."

Siemens Australia Communications Executive Director, Paul Lazarou, in acknowledging the significance of the project, said the Juniper collaboration on the new IP core and edge would enable Optus to provide additional competing services to an ever demanding market.

According to research analyst IDC, Juniper Networks led the 2005 Australian core routing market with 82 percent share by revenue.

About Optus

Optus is Australia's leading integrated communications company - serving around six million customers each day. The company provides a broad range of communications services including mobile, national and long distance services, local telephony, business network services, internet and satellite services and subscription television.

Since commencing operations in 1992, Optus has invested more than $10bn in the construction of fixed, mobile and satellite networks, including central business district and suburban local access networks. These networks provide the company with an advanced technology platform capable of delivering integrated communications, information and entertainment services.

Optus became a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of SingTel on August 30, 2001 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 10 September 2001. SingTel is one of the leading stocks on the ASX and is the number one stock on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

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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