The billing of physical connections involves fees charged by Alibaba Cloud and third parties.

Billing method

Billing method Description Upgrade or downgrade Overdue payment process
Subscription Monthly or yearly subscription with the billing unit of USD/month

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  • You will be notified about payment for a physical connection 15 days, 7 days, 3 days, and 1 day before the payment is due.
  • If the payment for a physical connection is not settled within 15 days after the physical connection expires, the physical connection is stopped.
Note Within the one month after a physical connection is stopped, the corresponding devices, resources, and configurations associated with the physical connection are reserved (that is, the resources are not released).

Billing items

The physical connection service involves Alibaba Cloud fees and third-party fees.
  • Alibaba Cloud fees
    The fee for a physical connection is charged by Alibaba Cloud and includes an initial installation fee, resource occupation fee, and outbound traffic fee.
    • If you access Alibaba Cloud through a dedicated port, you need to pay a one-time initial installation fee for the physical connection. The resource occupation fee is charged on a monthly basis.
    • If you access Alibaba Cloud through an NSP partner with a shared port, you only need to pay for the outbound traffic fee, which is charged on a monthly basis.
  • Third-party fees

    The fees charged by third parties (telecom operators, partners, and data center operators) include the leased-line fee and indoor cable rental fee. For more information, consult the third party.

Pricing of dedicated access ports

Dedicated access port fees include Table 1 and Table 2.

Table 1. Initial installation fee (one-time charge)
Interface specification Price (USD)
1G and below 1,500
10G 1,500
40G 1,500
100G 1,500
Table 2. Resource occupation fee
Charged item Interface specification Subscription (USD/month)
Resource occupation fee (Mainland China) 1G and below 85
10G 720
40G 2,450
100G 5,200
Resource occupation fee (Outside Mainland China) 1G and below 210
10G 1,600
40G 5,500
100G 11,700
Note Billing for the resource occupation fee starts April 1, 2019.

Pricing of shared access ports by partners

Charged item Price
Outbound traffic fee 0.015 USD/GB
Note No outbound traffic fee is charged before October 1, 2019.

Third-party fees

Third-party fees include the leased-line fee and indoor cable rental fee. For more information, contact the third party.
Charged item Description
Leased-line fee Charged by telecom operators or partners. The lease fee depends on the bandwidth and distance.
Indoor cable rental fee

Charged by IDC operators or partners.

For more information, consult the third party.