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Juniper Networks Facilitates Multiplay Service Deployment with Expansion of Open IP Service Creation Program

New Partners and Session and Resource Control Solutions Highlight Continued Industry Momentum

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 19, 2007 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced new solutions driven by expanded industry collaboration within its Open IP Service Creation Program (OSCP). Acme Packet and BitBand are the newest companies to develop and market solutions that deliver enhanced next-generation network service management capabilities by integrating with Juniper's open portfolio of routing and Session and Resource Control solutions.

Introduced in June 2006, the OSCP facilitates the deployment of multiplay services such as IPTV and VoIP by opening up the IP network and enabling applications, services and subscribers to interact intelligently with the network. The OSCP enables industry-leading service providers, infrastructure suppliers, ISVs and system integrators to develop interfaces to or direct software applications for the Juniper Networks Session and Resource Control portfolio. This approach enables innovative, real-time policy and service management functionality that helps service providers to optimize service resources end-to-end and to provide for assured service quality for advanced, performance-demanding applications.

"Juniper's OSCP program hits squarely on the focus point for the merger of applications and networks into a single service experience. No network vendor can provide the full set of applications needed to ensure service providers secure the maximum opportunity that new-generation networks can support, and Juniper's program builds a powerful framework for partnership to do just that," said Tom Nolle, president and CEO, CIMI Corporation. "This is a revolutionary merging of resource control and application capabilities created by a common hosting of both on a single platform, integrated using open APIs. It's a trend-setter for the industry, a picture of the way that services, applications, and networks will cooperate to generate both new provider revenue and powerful user experiences."

Companies who have joined the OSCP and are working to develop, deploy and/or market innovative network solutions now include:

  • Acme Packet: Testing underway to couple Net-Net session border controller with Juniper Networks Session and Resource Control Portfolio to deliver assured quality for VoIP/IMS applications, as well as uniform management across IMS and non-IMS applications, using standards-based interfaces such as DIAMETER.
  • BitBand Technologies: Proof-of-concept offering delivers admission control functionality for Video-on-Demand Services via SOAP/XML signaling between the video servers and the Juniper policy platform.
  • Ellacoya Networks: Joint solution delivers session and quota-based bandwidth management and service optimization at both the application and subscriber levels. Exent Technologies: Solution enables dynamic, application-driven high-speed game delivery and game play for broadband subscribers.
  • Intelliden, Inc.: Joint Dynamic Network Automation (DNA) under development is intended to be an advanced policy management solution that can intelligently and dynamically coordinate applications and network resources to provide service assurance for IPTV and other resource-intensive applications.
  • SeaChange International: Integrated functionality delivers admission control and resource allocation for Video-on-Demand services via SOAP/XML interface.
  • Tropos: Proof-of-concept offering enables scalable subscriber and bandwidth management for secure, multi-service metro Wi-Fi networks

"Juniper Networks Open IP Service Creation Program is a great way for leading companies such as Acme Packet to collaborate and develop unique IP service management capabilities that will reduce costs and increase service velocity for customers," said Seamus Hourihan, vice president of marketing and product management, Acme Packet. "We look forward to expanding our relationship with Juniper to deliver integrated solutions that provide assured quality for both IMS and non-IMS applications."

In combination with Juniper's new Session and Resource Control portfolio, announced separately today, the new OSCP-driven solutions highlight Juniper's commitment to creating agile, open and customized networks. By enabling applications and services to implement policies on the IP network, Juniper uniquely enables customers to select best-in-class network solutions that simplify deployment and improve the performance and efficiency of advanced services.

"Allowing applications and services to be able to dynamically request changes at the network level will enable service providers to deploy advanced multiplay services with increased quality, reliability and flexibility-and our Open IP Service Creation Program allows industry leading companies to work with Juniper to provide this unique capability," said Shailesh Shukla, vice president of Service Provider Marketing and Partnerships, Juniper Networks. "We are very pleased with the continued interest and momentum of the OSCP and look forward to expanding the program in the future, as the new Session and Resource Control portfolio further strengthens our capabilities in this area."

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