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GTT Relies on Juniper Networks to Deliver Global 100GE Capacity

Global Cloud Networking Provider Deploys a High-IQ Network to Deliver Highly Reliable, Carrier-Class Services to Its Customers

PARIS, FRANCE -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- (MPLS SDN World Congress 2014) -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that GTT Communications ("GTT"), a leading provider of cloud networking solutions, has expanded its offerings by introducing 100GE capacity on a global scale. Powered by Juniper Networks® MX Series routers and the latest generation of high-density MPC4E line cards, GTT's high-IQ network is optimized to respond to business customers' demands dynamically, providing ultra-fast connectivity, reliability at scale and unparalleled security to support data and applications to and from the cloud.

Operating one of the largest IP/MPLS-based networks in the world, GTT's multi-national clients depend on it to deliver unparalleled connectivity, capacity and reliability. To accomplish this, GTT needed to build and maintain a high-IQ network -- an agile, secure, automated and context-aware network delivering carrier-grade performance -- to handle the stringent demands of data integrity and speed, without compromising the end user experience. As part of a corporate-wide initiative to simplify its operations, GTT standardized its network on the Junos® OS, which has allowed it to streamline its entire network from edge to core. By utilizing the industry leading automation capabilities of Junos OS, GTT can rapidly deploy new service offerings faster, and automate corresponding back-end office operations to support and monetize the offerings in a timely fashion. In addition, as more customers migrate their applications and infrastructure to the cloud, GTT is able to scale its operations quickly to align capacity and bandwidth requirements as customer demands dictate.

The hunger for bandwidth and appetite for new services continues to grow, and cloud networking service providers are under intense pressure to address these ever-increasing demands. Recently, Juniper Networks announced a set of technology innovations specifically designed to help service providers build high-IQ networks that automate operations, scale network capacity and create new, customizable services. GTT's decision to standardize on Juniper technology was driven primarily by the company's vision to continue to deliver advanced network services and expanded bandwidth capabilities to customers all over the world. To date, GTT has deployed a carrier-class network infrastructure powered by:

  • Juniper Networks MX960 routers with 100G MPC4E line-cards, for increased capacity and density. With the Juniper MX Series, GTT is able to dynamically and rapidly scale capacity from 10G to 100G without network downtime.
  • Junos OS, a common operating system that runs across Juniper routing, switching and security devices, which enables streamlined network operations and a consistent, reliable and stable system for network operators.

Juniper Networks will be showcasing its latest innovations for service providers at Booth #102 at MPLS SDN World Congress.

Supporting Quotes:

"The growth of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications has made scaling our network capacity and optimizing provisioning lead-times absolutely critical elements when selecting our network infrastructure. As a leading cloud networking service provider, we must innovate to keep pace with the increasing demand for low-cost bandwidth, while continuing to deliver the reliability and quality of service that our customers have come to expect. Standardizing on Juniper technology gives us a competitive edge, and the flexibility that we require to offer customized services in a crowded marketplace."
-Richard Steenbergen, chief technology officer, GTT Communications

"By virtue of the business environments in which they compete and business models they operate in, cloud networking service providers are at the crest of a tidal wave of innovation when it comes to network infrastructure. GTT is no exception. In an industry that must continuously evolve and adapt in order to remain differentiated, deploying a high-IQ network gives service providers the competitive advantage they need to grow their business and generate new revenue streams."
-Paul Obsitnik, vice president of service provider marketing, Juniper Networks

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About Juniper Networks in Routing
Juniper Networks was born from a willingness to challenge conventional thinking. Our routing solutions are the result of some of the industry's most groundbreaking innovations across every aspect of networking technology: in silicon, systems and software. They continue to be the industry benchmark for performance, scale and rapid services deployment, giving customers a competitive advantage as they set out to build the best networks on the planet.

About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. From the network core down to consumer devices, Juniper Networks' innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper Networks and Junos logo are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Statements in this press release concerning Juniper Networks' prospects, future products and prospective benefits to customers are forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks. Actual results or events could differ materially from those anticipated in those forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including delays in scheduled product availability, the company's failure to accurately predict emerging technological trends, and other factors listed in Juniper Networks' most recent report on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements made in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release. Juniper Networks undertakes no obligation to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances subsequently change after the date of this press release. Any future product, feature, enhancement or related specification that may be referenced in this press release are for information purposes only, are subject to change at any time without notice and are not commitments to deliver any future product, feature, enhancement or related specification. The information contained in this press release is intended to outline Juniper Networks' general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision.

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