Bandwidth plans are not required when you connect network instances in the same region. To connect network instances in different regions, you must purchase a bandwidth plan. This topic describes the billing method of bandwidth plans.

Billing of subscription bandwidth plans

  • Billing method: subscription

    The billing method requires you to pay a subscription fee before you can use the service.

  • Billable item: bandwidth.

    You are charged based on the maximum bandwidth of the bandwidth plan. The maximum bandwidth cannot be lower than 2 Mbit/s. The prices of bandwidth plans vary based on the connected areas and the maximum bandwidth. For more information, see Prices of subscription bandwidth plans.

  • Billing cycle: one month.

Billing of bandwidth plans that are billed on a pay-by-bandwidth basis

  • Billing method: pay-by-bandwidth.

    The pay-by-bandwidth billing method allows you to pay for only the amount of resources that you use.

  • Billable item: bandwidth.

    You are charged based on the maximum bandwidth of the bandwidth plan. The maximum bandwidth cannot be lower than 2 Mbit/s. The prices of bandwidth plans vary based on the connected areas and the maximum bandwidth. You can refer to the buy page for the actual prices.

  • Billing cycle: one day

    If the usage duration is less than one day, the duration is rounded up to one day. For example, if you purchase a bandwidth plan at 23:00:00 and you use it for less than one day, you are charged for one day.

Note
  • By default, you cannot purchase bandwidth plans that are billed on a pay-by-bandwidth basis. The pay-by-bandwidth billing method is only available for testing purposes. To purchase a bandwidth plan that is billed on a pay-by-bandwidth basis,submit an application.
  • We recommend that you delete bandwidth plans that are billed on a pay-by-bandwidth basis if you no longer need them. The billing of a bandwidth plan stops after you delete the bandwidth plan.

Types of bandwidth plans

When you purchase a bandwidth plan, you must specify the areas to be connected. Each area contains one or more regions. Bandwidth plans are classified into the following types based on the connected areas. Different types of bandwidth plans are charged at different prices. For bandwidth plans of the same type, if the connected areas are different, the bandwidth plans are charged at different prices.

The following table describes different types of bandwidth plans and the connected areas.

Bandwidth plan type Connected area
Cross-border communication
  • Mainland China and Asia Pacific
  • Mainland China and North America
  • Mainland China and Europe
  • Mainland China and Australia
Non cross-border communication
  • Mainland China and Mainland China
  • Asia Pacific and North America
  • Asia Pacific and Europe
  • Asia Pacific and Asia Pacific
  • Asia Pacific and Australia
  • North America and North America
  • North America and Europe
  • North America and Australia
  • Europe and Europe
  • Europe and Australia

Areas and regions:

Area Region
Mainland China China (Qingdao), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), China (Ulanqab), China (Shenzhen), China (Heyuan), China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), and China (Chengdu)
North America US (Silicon Valley) and US (Virginia)
Asia Pacific China (Hong Kong), Singapore (Singapore), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Japan (Tokyo), Indonesia (Jakarta), and India (Mumbai)
Europe Germany (Frankfurt) and UK (London)
Australia Australia (Sydney)

Prices of subscription bandwidth plans

The following table describes the prices of subscription bandwidth plans that you can purchase for cross-region communications in Mainland China. For more information about other areas, refer to the buy page in the console.

Areas to be connected Bandwidth range (Mbit/s) Unit price
Mainland China and Mainland China 0 to 100 (including 100) CNY 220/month for every Mbit/s
100 to 1,000 (including 1,000) CNY 80/month for every Mbit/s
Higher than 1,000 CNY 50/month for every Mbit/s
Examples of how subscription bandwidth plans are billed

The bandwidth of a bandwidth plan equals the sum of bandwidth for all cross-region connections. For example, you want to allocate a bandwidth of 100 Mbit/s to connect the China(Beijing) and China (Shanghai) regions and 10 Mbit/s to connect the China (Shanghai) and China (Shenzhen) regions for one month. In this case, you must purchase a bandwidth plan. On the buy page, set both of the areas to be connected to mainland China, and set the maximum bandwidth to 110 Mbit/s. The fee is:

CNY 220/month for every Mbit/s × 100 Mbit/s × 1 (month) + CNY 80/month for every Mbit/s × 10 Mbit/s × 1 (month) = CNY 22,800

After you purchase the bandwidth plan, you want to connect the China (Beijing) region to the China (Shanghai) region and connect the China (Shanghai) region to the China (Shenzhen) region. Allocate a bandwidth of 100 Mbit/s for the connection between the China (Beijing) and China (Shanghai) regions. Allocate a bandwidth of 10 Mbit/s for the connection between the China (Shanghai) and China (Shenzhen) regions. After you allocate the bandwidths, the China (Beijing) and China (Shanghai) regions can communicate with each other. The China (Shanghai) and China (Shenzhen) regions can communicate with each other. However, the China (Beijing) and China (Shenzhen) regions cannot communicate with each other.