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Distributel Deploys Juniper Networks Routing Platforms to Upgrade Network for New Voice Over IP Services


E- and M-Series Deliver the Reliability, Performance and Security to Enable Upcoming VoIP Service
SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 16th, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that Distributel, a Canadian provider of competitive telecommunications services, has deployed Juniper Networks E- and M-series routing platforms to upgrade its network in preparation for the launch of a new xDSL-based voice over IP (VoIP) service. By providing voice-specific quality of service (QoS) policies and industry-leading reliability and performance, the Juniper Networks solution will enable Distributel to assure the quality of its new VoIP service.

“When we began planning to deploy a new VoIP offering, it was clear that our routing infrastructure needed to be upgraded to ensure delivery of a reliable voice service offering,” said Chris Kawchuk, director data telecommunications, Distributel. “We selected Juniper Networks E- and M-series because they are proven to support advanced services like VoIP, so we can be confident our business and residential customers will experience a completely reliable VoIP service, with quality indistinguishable from that of traditional voice services.”

Distributel has deployed the Juniper Networks M-series Multiservice Routers in the core of the network, and is using the E-series Broadband Services Routers for xDSL aggregation. The combined edge portfolio uniquely combines best-in-class IP/MPLS capabilities with unmatched reliability, performance, and service flexibility.

The M-series enables providers to consolidate multiple networks onto a single IP/MPLS infrastructure, while simultaneously generating new revenues with leading-edge services like VoIP.

The E-series Broadband Services Router provides scalable capacity for tens of thousands of users and delivers advanced per-subscriber QoS capabilities, making it the ideal platform for delivering multi-media broadband services such as VoIP, Video on Demand and IPTV to a large number of residential customers.

“As a real-time service, VoIP is different from traditional IP services because its success depends first and foremost on quality and reliability,” said Tim Lambie, vice president, Americas International, Juniper Networks. “Distributel is one of Canada’s most innovative service providers, and we’re pleased that Distributel chose the E- and M-series to secure and assure their network as they plan to introduce new services such as VoIP.”

About Distributel
In business since 1988, Distributel Communications is 100 percent Canadian owned and one of the pioneers of the competitive long-distance industry in Canada. Operating in Ontario and Quebec, Distributel provides Canadians with high-quality, competitively priced long-distance services, Internet services and communications solutions while maintaining an extremely high standard of customer service. Distributel is poised to enter the VoIP market in the coming months and will continue to launch new products and services in 2005 and 2006, as well as expand into new territories. For more information, please visit:

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

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