The ONS 15216-MD-ID-50 is a C-band 50 GHz/100 GHz module that operates inside the patch panel. The ONS 15216-MD-ID-50 module interfaces between the 15216-MD-40-ODD and 15216-MD-40-EVEN patch panels, and 80 channels of wavelengths. The advantages of installing the C-band 50 GHz/100 GHz module is as follows:
- Extends existing network capacity
- Provides low cost future proofing of network capacity
- Allows for non-traffic affecting capacity upgrade, when the patch panel is equipped with the ONS 15216-MD-ID-50 module at first installation.