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Belgian National Research Network to Build Service-Aware Next Generation Infrastructure with Juniper Networks Routers

BELNET Selects Juniper T1600 and M120 to Accelerate Network Growth

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 1, 2007 - BELNET, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, and its partner Telindus, part of the Belgacom Group, today announced that BELNET plans to build its next-generation research network based upon Juniper Networks T1600 Core Routers and M-series Multiservice Edge Routers. The high-performance Juniper infrastructure, to be installed and maintained by Telindus, will enable BELNET to cost-effectively deliver a range of high-speed, flexible IP-based services to universities, research centers and government agencies across Belgium.

"The new BELNET research network is designed to ensure we continue to meet customer demand for bandwidth-intensive, mission-critical services, which enable numerous national and international research and academic projects to flourish," said Jan Torreele, CTO at BELNET. "Juniper's single-image approach to JUNOS will enable us to introduce multi-terabit performance with the T1600 without back-tracking on previous investment in other Juniper platforms. Complemented by Telindus' deployment expertise, Juniper's best-in-class technology will enable BELNET to meet our reliability, performance and functionality goals and protect our long-term investment."

BELNET plans to deploy the T1600s throughout its core network and M120s at access points of presence throughout Belgium. Because both platforms will run a single, consistent JUNOS image, BELNET will be able to support advanced services and applications-such as IPv4 and IPv6 inter-working, multicasting and MPLS VPNs-with consistent performance from edge to core.

Capable of delivering an industry-leading 1.6 Tbps of throughput in a single half-rack chassis, the service-aware T1600 core router delivers more than twice the density of competitive platforms. The T1600 is also the industry's most energy efficient core router, consuming 30 percent less power and requiring 30 percent less cooling than competitive platforms, which reduces total cost of ownership. The T1600 core router is expected to be generally available for deployment in the current quarter (Q407).

The M120 Multiservice Edge Router is the newest addition to the Juniper Networks M-series product family. The M120 delivers support for 128 Gigabit Ethernet subscriber ports, with 10 Gigabit Ethernet or OC-192 uplink capability in an affordable, compact form factor. Ideal for supporting high-bandwidth converged edge routing applications, the M120 platform is designed to facilitate service aggregation for the multiplay needs of service providers and enterprise users.

"The Belgian academic and research communities and governmental agencies served by BELNET rely on high-performance networking for the rapid exchange of ideas and information," said Gert-Jan Schenk, senior vice president of operations for EMEA, Juniper Networks. "By committing its core networking to the Juniper Networks T1600, once deployed, BELNET will be able to leverage unrivalled performance, industry-leading capacity and future-proof scalability, and will be able to meet the needs of its customers for many years to come."

About BELNET - "The knowledge network"

BELNET is a federal government agency with a separate management within the Federal Research policy department. BELNET provides Internet access with a very high bandwidth to Belgian educational institutes, research centers and government departments. More than 600,000 end-users use bandwidths of up to 2.5 gigabits a second; this is about a thousand times faster than the Internet access available to most consumers. References include all Belgian universities and most non-university higher education institutions, the computer network of the Federal Government departments (FedMAN), all federal scientific bodies, the largest public research centers and various government administrations. BELNET provides high-quality, secure Internet access via CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) and a direct connection with worldwide research networks, including the American Internet2 and the European Géant. A pioneer of the internet, BELNET was founded in 1993 on the initiative of the Federal Research Policy. The network continues to further the cause of research, training and scientific co-operation.
For more information, please go to http://www.belnet.be

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

About Belgacom Group

Belgacom Group is the benchmark Belgian provider in the field of integrated telecommunications services.

Underpinned by its experience as the country's national operator, matched by a capacity to innovate, the Belgacom Group, through the strong brands of its subsidiaries (Belgacom, Proximus and Telindus), provides a full range of offers, solutions and expertise in fixed and mobile networks. The Belgacom Group proposes a complete quadruple-play solution comprising fixed and mobile telephony, the Internet and television. It is committed to meeting the demands of its business and residential customers, and innovates in order to anticipate their future needs, drawing from the latest technological developments. For the fiscal year ending 31 December 2006, the Group posted a total revenue of €6.1 billion and a net operating profit before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of €2.15 billion, including non-recurrent items. [Euronext Brussels: BELG]

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