When you use the premium streaming acceleration feature, you are charged based on the daily peak bandwidth of the network transmission link between the video capture region and the play source station. Each video capture region has its own pricing rule. This topic describes the billing rules of premium streaming acceleration.

Note The pricing in this paper is January 2021 version, and the actual amount is subject to Pricing page.

Pricing

Item (Billing unit: USD/Mbit/s/day) Asia Pacific Europe North America
Premium streaming acceleration 5.66 6.29 8.18

Supported regions

Area Region
Asia Pacific Singapore (Singapore), China (Hong Kong), and Indonesia (Jakarta)
Europe Germany (Frankfurt)
North America US (Virginia) and US (Silicon Valley)
The following table describes the number and destinations of supported regions.
Area No.
From China (Hong Kong) to China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), or China (Qingdao) 2
From Singapore (Singapore) to China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), or China (Qingdao) 3
From US (Virginia) and US (Silicon Valley) to China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), or China (Qingdao) 4
From Germany (Frankfurt) to China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), or China (Qingdao) 5
From Indonesia (Jakarta) to China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), or China (Qingdao) 6
From China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), or China (Qingdao) to Singapore (Singapore) 103

Billing

Item Details
Billing method When you use the premium streaming acceleration feature, you are charged based on the daily peak bandwidth of the network transmission link between the video capture region and the play source station. Video capture regions include Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.
Note The conversion scale for bandwidth is 1000. For example, 1 Gbit/s=1000 Mbit/s.
Billing cycle Day.
Payment method Pay-as-you-go.
Bill time Bills are generated within one hour after the current billing cycle ends.
Settlement time Fees are automatically deducted after bills are generated.
Note If you enable the premium streaming acceleration feature in multiple regions, the broadcaster or audience of a region may be scheduled to another region due to network fluctuations. For example, broadcasters of the US (Virginia) or US (Silicon Valley) region may be scheduled to the Singapore (Singapore) region after you enable streaming acceleration for all the regions. Therefore, fees are incurred for two links.

Billing example

Scenario: On June 17, a broadcaster in the Germany (Frankfurt) region pushed two streams to mainland China for acceleration. The bandwidth of each stream is 1 Mbit/s. The daily peak bandwidth for premium streaming acceleration is 2 Mbit/s on the current day.

Pricing: The unit price of premium streaming acceleration in the Germany (Frankfurt) region is USD 6.29/Mbit/s/day, as shown in the Pricing section.

The fee of premium streaming acceleration on June 17: USD 6.29/Mbit/s/day × 2 Mbit /s × 1 day = USD 12.58. The bill is generated after 00:00 (UTC+8) on June 18. Fees are automatically deducted from your Alibaba Cloud account.