A basic bandwidth plan provides global access bandwidth over the Internet and the transmission bandwidth over internal network of Alibaba Cloud. However, a basic bandwidth plan cannot be used for acceleration between mainland China and areas outside China. The basic bandwidth plan is required no matter whether you want to accelerate the networks within mainland China or between mainland China and areas outside China.

Bandwidth types

Basic bandwidth plans support three types of bandwidth: standard acceleration bandwidth, enhanced acceleration bandwidth, and premium acceleration bandwidth. The acceleration type, acceleration backend service, and acceleration scope of a basic bandwidth plan vary depending on the bandwidth type, as shown in the following table.
Bandwidth type Acceleration type Accelerated object Acceleration scope
Standard acceleration bandwidth Applications that are deployed on Alibaba Cloud Alibaba Cloud Elastic IP Address By default, network connections within mainland China are accelerated. If you also purchase a cross-border bandwidth plan, network connections between mainland China and areas outside China are also accelerated.
Enhanced acceleration bandwidth
  • Applications that are deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Applications that are not deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Alibaba Cloud Elastic IP Address
  • Custom IP address
  • Custom domain name
By default, network connections within mainland China are accelerated. If you also purchase a cross-border bandwidth plan, network connections between mainland China and areas outside China are also accelerated.
Premium acceleration bandwidth
  • Applications that are deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Applications that are not deployed on Alibaba Cloud
  • Alibaba Cloud Elastic IP Address
  • Custom IP address
  • Custom domain name
By default, network connections are accelerated on a global scale. Network traffic transmitted from mainland China to areas outside China is accelerated in the China (Hong Kong) region. If you also purchase a cross-border bandwidth plan, the acceleration of network connections between mainland China and areas outside China are reinforced.