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NTT Advances Network Technology with Juniper Networks Partner Solution Development Platform


Leading Japanese Carrier Joins Open IP Solution Development Program

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 17, 2008 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that NTT Advanced Technology (NTT-AT), a company that represents the technological core of the NTT Group, the leading telecom carrier in Japan, has joined the Juniper Networks Open IP Solution Development Program (OSDP). As a member of the OSDP, Juniper Networks provides NTT-AT with access to the Partner Solution Development Platform (PSDP) that enables customers and partners to develop specialized applications on its best-in-class JUNOS software.

The PSDP provides a powerful set of resources, including a software development kit (SDK) with intelligent and secure interfaces to JUNOS routing and service functions, and technical and business support. By building on top of JUNOS software, customers and partners can save time and money not only in application development, but also in the deployment and ongoing operations costs of the solution.

“The nature of technology innovation is shifting to highly reliable and reasonable IP networks,” said Toshikatsu Izumi, executive director, network technology center, NTT-AT. “PSDP accelerates the speed of innovation for deployment of rich services and integration of applications, which enables us to respond to customer-specific demand in a more timely and effective manner.”

“Technology innovation is shifting toward more open and creative collaboration between partners,” said Takeshi Akaike, project manager, broadband network system, NTT Network System Service Laboratory. “By securely opening the development of JUNOS software with the PSDP, Juniper enables us to accelerate the development of advanced applications. PSDP is a unique and effective platform for research and development of cutting-edge network technologies.”

The inherent security and stability of JUNOS software, combined with its modular architecture and single-source code, provides a proven foundation for delivering best-in-class performance, reliability, security and scale with attractive total cost of ownership. With continuous systems availability, intelligence and automated operations efficiency, JUNOS software offers providers a unique view of the services and network availability their customers require, which helps them to deliver an enhanced user experience.

“With over a decade of delivering market-changing innovation, JUNOS software is fast becoming the preferred network operating system of choice for high-performance businesses, such as NTT.” said Kim Perdikou, executive vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Products Group, Juniper Networks. “The powerful combination of unique expertise of customers and partners with the high-performance operations of JUNOS software will continue to accelerate the pace of innovation in our industry and our customers’ business models.”


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