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Billing of LVB

Last updated: 2024-06-04 17:02:51

    Overview

    Billing mode: Daily pay-as-you-go
    Billing cycle: Daily billing cycle. Traffic fees generated each day are deducted the following day. For the actual fee deduction and bill generation time, see your billing statement.
    The default mode for new users of LVB is bill-by-traffic.
    We offer prepaid traffic packages. A traffic package deducts LVB downstream traffic in the Chinese mainland at a ratio of 1:1. Different deduction ratios are applied to LVB downstream traffic outside the Chinese mainland, LEB downstream traffic in the Chinese mainland, LEB downstream traffic outside the Chinese mainland, and upstream traffic inside and outside the Chinese mainland. For details, see Prepaid Packages.
    Billing regions outside the Chinese mainland:
    Asia Pacific 1: Hong Kong (China), Singapore, Macao (China), Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia, Pakistan, Laos, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Brunei,Bengal, Azerbaijan.
    Asia Pacific 2: Taiwan (China), Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea.
    Asia Pacific 3: Philippines, India, Australia.
    North America: United States, Canada, Mexico.
    Europe: Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, Bulgaria,Poland .
    Middle East: United Arab Emirates, Türkiye, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, lebanon.
    Africa: South Africa, Egypt, Algeria,Morocco .
    South America: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador.
    The conversion factor for units of traffic/bandwidth is 1,000. For example, 1 TB = 1,000 GB.
    A CSS service day is 00:00-23:59 (UTC+08:00).
    At 00:00 (UTC+08:00), January 4, 2022, CSS adjusted the daily billing prices and pricing tiers of LVB’s basic services and started billing usage outside the Chinese mainland by region instead of at a unified price. For details, see Notice: CSS to Adjust Prices of Basic Services.
    Note:
    Upstream Push Billing Explanation:
    By default, fees are billed based on downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of downstream traffic to upstream traffic is smaller than 10:1 and the highest upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps.
    The billing method, tiered pricing rules, and billing regions for upstream traffic inside/outside the Chinese mainland are the same as those for LVB downstream traffic. Upstream traffic became a billable item starting at 00:00 (UTC+08:00), July 1, 2021.
    For example:
    Suppose you consumed 9 GB of downstream traffic and 1 GB of upstream traffic in Asia Pacific 1 one day, and the peak bandwidth on that day was 101 Mbps. Because the ratio of downstream traffic to upstream traffic is 9:1, which is smaller than 10:1, and the peak upstream bandwidth usage is higher than 100 Mbps, the following traffic fee would be billed:
    Upstream traffic fees + Downstream traffic fees = 0.0748 (USD/GB) x (9 GB + 1 GB) = 0.748 USD.
    Channel Service Billing Explanation:
    By default, Cloud Streaming Services do not charge for channel services. However, if your peak monthly channel count exceeds 100 (i.e., the peak concurrent push streams in a month exceed 100) and the resource utilization is relatively low, such as in video surveillance scenarios or exam proctoring scenarios, Tencent Cloud's business representatives will contact you to negotiate the payment for channel service fees. If you have not received any related notifications, there is no need to be concerned.
    Channel Service Price: 8.34 USD/Peak Channel Count/Month. Channel Service Fee = Channel Service Price (USD/Channel/Month) * Peak Channel Count (Channels) * Monthly Valid Days Coefficient (Months)
    For example:
    User A is in a video surveillance scenario and uses Cloud Streaming Services in June. The peak channel count for the month is 300 channels, and the channel resource utilization is extremely low. The valid number of days for channel service in the month is 10 days (if the daily channel count is not 0, it is considered a valid day).
    Channel Service Fee = 8.34 (USD/Channel/Month) * 300 (Channels) * (10 / 30) (Months) = 834 USD

    Acceleration Outside the Chinese Mainland

    Traffic/Bandwidth usage outside the Chinese mainland is the downstream traffic/bandwidth used when users connect to Tencent Cloud’s acceleration servers outside the Chinese mainland. You can choose to be billed by traffic or by bandwidth. By default, new users are billed by traffic.

    Bill-by-traffic

    Pricing

    We bill traffic outside the Chinese mainland by region on a daily basis and adopt a tiered pricing approach. See below for the pricing tiers:
    Traffic Tier
    Price (USD/GB/Day)
    Asia Pacific 1
    Asia Pacific 2
    Asia Pacific 3
    North America
    Europe
    Middle East
    Africa
    South America
    0-2 TB
    0.0748
    0.1236
    0.1138
    0.0715
    0.0715
    0.1951
    0.1951
    0.1675
    2 TB (inclusive) - 50 TB
    0.0699
    0.1138
    0.1041
    0.0634
    0.0634
    0.1789
    0.1789
    0.1593
    50 TB (inclusive) - 100 TB
    0.0585
    0.1057
    0.0911
    0.0504
    0.0504
    0.1675
    0.1675
    0.1463
    100 TB (inclusive) - 1 PB
    0.0504
    0.0911
    0.0813
    0.0325
    0.0325
    0.1545
    0.1545
    0.1382
    ≥ 1 PB
    0.0455
    0.0846
    0.0715
    0.0260
    0.0260
    0.1382
    0.1382
    0.1301

    Billing details

    Billable item: Downstream traffic generated during LVB playback outside the Chinese mainland
    Billing rules: Fees are calculated by multiplying the total traffic consumed in a day in a billing region by the unit price of the corresponding tier.

    Billing example

    Assume that you used the LVB service on January 4, 2022 and consumed 1 TB of downstream traffic in Hong Kong (China) and 6 TB of downstream traffic in France. On January 5, 2022, the following traffic fee would be billed:
    0.0748 (USD/GB) x 1000 (GB) + 0.0634 (USD/GB) x 6000 (GB) = 445.2 USD.
    By default, fees are billed based on downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of downstream traffic to upstream traffic is smaller than 10:1 and the peak upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps. The billing mode, list prices, and tiered pricing rules for upstream usage are the same as those for downstream usage.

    Bill-by-bandwidth

    Pricing

    We bill bandwidth usage outside the Chinese mainland by region on a daily basis and adopt a tiered pricing approach. The fee is based on your peak bandwidth usage in a day. See below for the pricing tiers:
    Bandwidth Tier
    Price (USD/Mbps/Day)
    Asia Pacific 1
    Asia Pacific 2
    Asia Pacific 3
    North America
    Europe
    Middle East
    Africa
    South America
    0-500 Mbps
    0.2049
    0.6016
    0.6228
    0.1984
    0.1984
    0.9333
    0.9333
    0.8455
    500 Mbps (inclusive) - 5 Gbps
    0.1854
    0.5415
    0.6049
    0.1805
    0.1805
    0.9203
    0.9203
    0.8276
    5 Gbps (inclusive) - 20 Gbps
    0.1707
    0.4829
    0.5561
    0.1681
    0.1681
    0.9008
    0.9008
    0.8065
    ≥ 20 Gbps
    0.1626
    0.4228
    0.5041
    0.1593
    0.1593
    0.8911
    0.8911
    0.7967

    Billing details

    Billable item: Downstream bandwidth used during LVB playback outside the Chinese mainland
    Billing rules: Fees are calculated by multiplying the highest bandwidth used in a day in a billing region by the unit price of the corresponding tier.

    Billing example

    Assume that you used the LVB service on January 4, 2022 for playback in Macao (China) and your bandwidth usage reached 600 Mbps at the highest. On January 5, 2022, the following bandwidth fee would be billed:
    0.1854 (USD/Mbps) x 600 (Mbps) = 111.24 USD.
    By default, fees are billed based on downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of downstream traffic to upstream traffic is smaller than 10:1 and the peak upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps. The billing mode, list prices, and tiered pricing rules for upstream usage are the same as those for downstream usage.

    Traffic/Bandwidth Usage in the Chinese Mainland

    LVB is a basic service of CSS and is billed based on the downstream traffic/bandwidth consumed during live streaming. LVB provides two daily pay-as-you-go billing modes: bill-by-traffic and bill-by-bandwidth. You can choose whichever suits your needs.

    Bill-by-traffic

    Pricing

    We bill LVB traffic on a daily basis and adopt a tiered pricing approach. See below for the pricing tiers:
    Traffic Tier
    Price (USD/GB/Day)
    0-2 TB
    0.0423
    2 TB (inclusive) - 10 TB
    0.0407
    10 TB (inclusive) - 50 TB
    0.0390
    50 TB (inclusive) - 100 TB
    0.0358
    100 TB (inclusive) - 1 PB
    0.0309
    ≥ 1 PB
    0.0260

    Billing details

    Billable item: Downstream traffic consumed during LVB playback in the Chinese mainland
    Billing rules: Fees are calculated by multiplying the total traffic consumed in a day by the unit price of the corresponding tier.
    Calculation formula:
    Consumed traffic = Bitrate/8 x Total playback duration.
    Note:
    Total playback duration = Daily number of online viewers x Average playback duration per viewer. That is to say, the total playback duration is the same if 1 viewer watches for 60 minutes and 60 viewers watch for 1 minute each.
    Traffic fees = Consumed traffic x Unit price of the corresponding tier

    Billing example

    Assume that a live streaming session lasted for 2 hours and the bitrate was 1 Mbps (This is the sum of the audio bitrate and video bitrate. If you transcode the stream to a specific video bitrate, the sum of this video bitrate and the audio bitrate will be used for billing). If 100 viewers watched the live stream for 1 hour each and 50 viewers watched it for 2 hours each, the consumed traffic would be: 1 (Mbps)/8 x 7,200 (s) x 50 (Viewers) + 1 (Mbps)/8 x 3,600 (s) x 100 (Viewers) = 90,000 (MB) = 90 GB.
    Assume that you used the LVB service on January 4, 2022 and consumed 90 GB of downstream traffic. On January 5, 2022, the following traffic fee would be billed: 0.0423 (USD/GB) x 90 (GB) = 3.807 USD.
    By default, fees are billed based on downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of downstream traffic to upstream traffic is smaller than 10:1 and the peak upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps. The billing mode, list prices, and tiered pricing rules for upstream usage are the same as those for downstream usage.

    Bill-by-bandwidth

    Pricing

    We bill LVB bandwidth usage on a daily basis and adopt a tiered pricing approach. The fee is based on your peak bandwidth usage in a day. See below for the pricing tiers:
    Bandwidth Tier
    Price (USD/Mbps/Day)
    0-500 Mbps
    0.1057
    500 Mbps (inclusive) - 5 Gbps
    0.1024
    5 Gbps (inclusive) - 20 Gbps
    0.0992
    ≥ 20 Gbps
    0.0943

    Billing details

    Billable item: Downstream bandwidth used during LVB playback in the Chinese mainland
    Billing rules: Fees are calculated by multiplying the highest bandwidth used in a day by the unit price of the corresponding tier.

    Billing example

    Assume that the bitrate of a live streaming session was 500 Kbps (This is the sum of the audio bitrate and video bitrate. If you transcode the stream to a specific video bitrate, the sum of this video bitrate and the audio bitrate will be used for billing), and there were 100 concurrent viewers at the peak, the highest bandwidth used would be: 500 (Kbps) x 100 = 50,000 (Kbps) = 50 Mbps.
    Assume that you used the LVB service on January 4, 2022 and your bandwidth usage reached 50 Mbps at the highest. On January 5, 2022, the following bandwidth fee would be billed: 0.1057 (USD/Mbps/Day) x 50 (Mbps) = 5.285 USD.
    By default, fees are billed based on downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of downstream traffic to upstream traffic is smaller than 10:1 and the peak upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps. The billing mode, list prices, and tiered pricing rules for upstream usage are the same as those for downstream usage.
    Note:
    If you have a large-scale live streaming business and your spending on Tencent Cloud resources has exceeded or is expected to exceed 10,000 USD, then a daily billing mode may not meet your needs. Please contact the Tencent Cloud sales team or submit a ticket for other billing options.
    
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