The Cisco® ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) offers enhanced optical amplifiers for extending the reach of a metro, regional, or long-haul network. The optical amplifier cards are part of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP intelligent dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) architecture engineered to reduce DWDM complexity and speed the deployment of next-generation networking solutions. The Cisco ONS 15454 Enhanced C-Band 96 Channel Amplifier card (Figure 1) is a plug-in module that takes advantage of the proven Cisco ONS 15454 carrier-class features. It delivers the reach and optical performances to support a single DWDM channel all the way to 96 channels today, to meet the requirements of service provider and enterprise networks. Table 1 outlines the enhanced C-band optical amplifier plug-in card types available for the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP with the applications they are designed to support.