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Juniper Networks Showcases its Technology Leadership and Innovation at the International MPLS Conference 2006


Juniper Fellows and Key MPLS Contributors to Present on Monday and Tuesday; Company Demonstrates Advanced MPLS-Based VPNs and IPTV over MPLS Technologies

MEDIA ADVISORY - Washington D.C., October 16th, 2006 - At the 9th MPLS International Conference (MPLS 2006), Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) will demonstrate its continued leadership in MPLS-based solutions for service providers and enterprises in booth #403. In conjunction with Isocore, the technology validation leader in next generation IP and optical networking, Juniper Networks will participate in live demonstrations showcasing many MPLS breakthroughs and industry firsts. MPLS 2006 will be held in Washington D.C., October 15-18 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Juniper Networks Fellows, distinguished engineers and key authors of many MPLS protocols, Dr. Yakov Rekhter and Dr. Kireeti Kompella, will also be a featured part of the conference speaking program. Dr. Rekhter is the author or co-author of over 50 IETF RFCs, and numerous papers and articles on TCP/IP and the Internet. Dr. Kompella is the author of several Internet Drafts and RFCs in the areas of CCAMP, IS-IS, L2VPN, MPLS, OSPF and TE and will present on the topic of MPLS Plug-and-Play. Both sessions will take place on Monday, Oct. 16th.

Juniper Networks routing platforms deliver industry-leading MPLS capabilities, enabling service providers and enterprises to meet new demands for network consolidation, control and resiliency and to support an expanding set of applications and services including video distribution, voice, and data.
Speaking Sessions

Juniper technology leaders will be participating in several speaking sessions, including:

Opening Session - Invited Speaker
MPLS at 10: lessons from the past, lessons for the future
Yakov Rekhter, Juniper Fellow
Monday, October 16, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Network Automation and Self-Actualization
Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Fellow
Monday, October 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

MPLS Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Fellow
Tuesday, October 17, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Enabling Technologies for Triple Play and Wireless Backhauling
Hidet Sugiyama, Senior Technical Manager, APAC Technical Operations, Juniper Networks
Tuesday, October 17, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Juniper will participate in the industry’s first public demonstration, led by Isocore, showcasing BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)-based VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Services), a technology pioneered in the industry by Juniper. BGP-based VPLS is a key enabling technology for carrier-class Ethernet services, and provides many unique capabilities including:

* Inter-AS VPLS which enables large providers who have multiple autonomous systems (AS) to easily set up VPLS domains across them. Inter-AS VPLS also allows smaller providers to partner with other carriers to provide global VPNs.
* BGP Multi-homing which enables service providers to deliver VPLS with added reliability by allowing a VPLS customer site to be connected to the carrier network by way of two independent connection points-one serving as the primary connection, the other is a standby or back-up connection activated in the event of a failure of the operating connection. By using BGP, Multi-homing provides greater reliability and efficiency than other technologies like Spanning Tree.

In addition to the above, Juniper will demonstrate multiservice interworking of ATM and Ethernet with VPLS and Layer 3 VPNs, an important feature for service providers supporting multiple access technologies, as well as providers looking to migrate from ATM to Ethernet with minimal customer impact. Juniper will reinforce its commitment and leadership in carrier-class MPLS networking by demonstrating strict QoS with Diffserv-aware Traffic Engineering and support of resiliency and redundancy mechanisms like MPLS fast restoration.

Juniper will also showcase its leadership in efficiently delivering next-generation multiplay services such as IPTV by demonstrating the delivery of IPTV and video services over Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) MPLS paths. The demonstration will also showcase Juniper’s support for IPv6-based MPLS VPN services, that enables carriers to migrate seamlessly from IPv4 to IPv6. Juniper will also demonstrate “Multi-layer Control Plane Resiliency”, an important aspect of IP over optical network integration. This test involves an MPLS control plane for IP services running over an intelligent optical transport network that uses a Generalized MPLS (GMPLS)-based optical control plane.
About MPLS

MPLS 2006 is the 9th annual International Conference on Multi-Protocol Label Switching and related technologies. Since its inception, the conference has become the premier event on the subject of MPLS, Generalized MPLS (GMPLS), IP-Optical, and emerging Internet technologies. Leading technology vendors from around the world will be onsite October 15-18 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks develops purpose-built, high performance IP platforms that enable customers to support a wide variety of services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions rely on Juniper to deliver a portfolio of proven networking, security and application acceleration solutions that solve highly complex, fast-changing problems in the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at

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