LVB Billing Overview

Last updated: 2021-08-06 11:02:42

    Notes

    • Billing mode: daily pay-as-you-go.
    • Billing cycle: daily billing cycle. Traffic fees generated in one day will be deducted the next day. See the billing statement for the actual bill generation time and amount.
    • The conversion scale for traffic/bandwidth is 1,000. For example, 1 TB = 1,000 GB.
    • The default mode for new users of LVB is bill-by-traffic.
    • A CSS service day is 00:00-23:59 (UTC+08:00).
    • LVB has lowered its traffic/bandwidth list prices starting from 00:00, July 13, 2021, after which playback usage is billed according to the new prices. The new prices apply to the bills of July 13 which are generated on July 14, but not to the bills of July 12 which are generated on July 13.
    Note:

    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed when the ratio of upstream usage and downstream usage is larger than 1:10, and the daily upstream peak bandwidth exceeds 100 Mbps.
    • Upstream usage will be billed according to the same billing modes and tiered pricing rules as downstream usage. Billing rules for upstream usage have been applied since 00:00, July 1, 2021.
    • Billing example:
      Take daily bill-by-traffic for example. Suppose the upstream traffic usage of an LVB session in one day is 10 GB, the downstream traffic usage is 90 GB, and the daily upstream peak bandwidth is 101 Mbps. As the ratio of upstream usage to downstream usage = 10:90 > 1:10, and the daily upstream peak bandwidth > 100 Mbps, the traffic fees would be as follows:
      Daily traffic fees = Upstream traffic fees + Downstream traffic fees = 0.0417 (USD/GB/Day) x (10 (GB) + 90 (GB)) = 4.17 USD.

    Global Acceleration

    LVB displays the usage of downstream traffic and bandwidth generated when connecting users and global acceleration origin servers. LVB provides two daily pay-as-you-go billing modes: bill-by-traffic and bill-by-bandwidth. The default billing mode for new users is bill-by-traffic.

    Global bill-by-traffic

    Pricing

    Global LVB bill-by-traffic utilizes tiered pricing with a daily billing cycle, as detailed in the table below:

    Traffic Tier Price (USD/GB/Day)
    0-500 GB 0.0722
    500 GB (inclusive) - 2 TB 0.0693
    2 TB (inclusive) - 50 TB 0.0661
    50 TB (inclusive) - 100 TB 0.062
    ≥ 100 TB 0.0548

    Billing

    • Billable item: the downstream traffic generated by LVB video streams outside the Chinese mainland.
    • Billing rules: the fees are calculated by multiplying the accumulated traffic on a day and the unit price in the corresponding tier.

    Billing example

    • If you held a global LVB session that generated 1 TB of downstream traffic on July 13, 2021, then the LVB traffic fees you would need to pay on July 14, 2021 would be as follows:
      Daily traffic fees = 0.0693 (USD/GB) x 1,000 (GB) = 69.3 USD.
    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed when the ratio of upstream usage and downstream usage is larger than 1:10 and the daily upstream peak bandwidth exceeds 100 Mbps. Upstream usage will be billed according to the same billing modes and tiered pricing rules as downstream usage.

    Global bill-by-bandwidth

    Pricing

    Global LVB bill-by-bandwidth utilizes tiered pricing by the daily peak bandwidth with a daily billing cycle, as detailed in the table below:

    Bandwidth Tier Price (USD/Mbps/Day)
    0-500 Mbps 0.2114
    500 Mbps (inclusive) - 5 Gbps 0.1951
    ≥ 5 Gbps 0.1789

    Bill-by-Traffic/Bandwidth

    The LVB service is billed by downstream traffic/bandwidth generated during live streaming. LVB provides two daily pay-as-you-go billing modes: bill-by-traffic and bill-by-bandwidth. You can choose the billing mode that best suits your needs.

    Bill-by-traffic

    Pricing

    LVB bill-by-traffic utilizes tiered pricing with a daily billing cycle, as detailed in the table below:

    Traffic Tier Price (USD/GB/Day)
    0-500 GB 0.0417
    500 GB (inclusive) - 2 TB 0.0403
    2 TB (inclusive) - 50 TB 0.0371
    50 TB (inclusive) - 100 TB 0.031
    ≥ 100 TB 0.0258

    Billing

    • Billable item: the downstream traffic generated by LVB video streams in the Chinese mainland.

    • Billing rules: the fees are calculated by multiplying the accumulated traffic on a day and the unit price in the corresponding tier.

    • Calculation formula:

      • Consumed traffic = Bitrate/8 × Total watch duration.

        Note:

        Total watch duration = Average number of online viewers × Average watch duration per viewer. For example, the total watch duration is the same for 1 viewer watching 60 minutes and for 60 viewers watching 1 minute each.

      • Traffic fees = Consumed traffic × Unit price per GB in the tier corresponding to the accumulated downstream traffic in the day.

    Billing example

    • Suppose an LVB session lasts for 2 hours at a bitrate of 1 Mbps, which is the sum of the audio bitrate and the video bitrate. If you enable transcoding and specify a video bitrate, the sum of the audio bitrate and the specified video bitrate will be used for billing. If 100 viewers watched 1 hour each and 50 viewers watched 2 hours each, then the consumed traffic will be approximately:
      1 (Mbps)/8 × 7,200 (s) × 50 (Viewers) + 1 (Mbps)/8 × 3,600 (s) × 100 (Viewers) = 90,000 (MB) = 90 GB.
    • If the LVB session was held on July 13, 2021 and generated 90 GB of downstream traffic, then the traffic fees you would need to pay on July 14, 2021 would be as follows:
      0.0417 (USD/GB) × 90 (GB) = 3.753 USD.
    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed when the ratio of upstream usage and downstream usage is larger than 1:10, and the daily upstream peak bandwidth exceeds 100 Mbps. Upstream usage will be billed according to the same billing modes and tiered pricing rules as downstream usage.

    Bill-by-bandwidth

    Pricing

    LVB bill-by-bandwidth utilizes tiered pricing by the daily peak bandwidth with a daily billing cycle, as detailed in the table below:

    Bandwidth Tier Price (USD/Mbps/Day)
    0-500 Mbps 0.1041
    500 Mbps (inclusive) - 5 Gbps 0.1008
    5 Gbps (inclusive) - 20 Gbps 0.0959
    ≥ 20 Gbps 0.0943

    Billing

    • Billable item: the downstream bandwidth generated by LVB video streams in the Chinese mainland.
    • Billing rules: the fees are calculated by multiplying the peak bandwidth on a day and the unit price in the corresponding tier.

    Billing example

    • Suppose a LVB session lasts for 1 hour at a bitrate of 500 Kbps, which is the sum of the audio bitrate and the video bitrate. If you enable transcoding and specify a video bitrate, the sum of the audio bitrate and the specified video bitrate will be used for billing. If there are 100 viewers, the consumed bandwidth will be approximately:
      500 (Kbps) × 100 = 50,000 (Kbps) = 50 Mbps.
    • If you held an LVB session that generated 50 Mbps of downstream bandwidth on July 13, 2021, then the bandwidth fees you would need to pay on July 14, 2021 would be as follows:
      Daily bandwidth fees = 0.1041 (USD/Mbps/Day) × 50 (Mbps) = 5.205 USD.
    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed when the ratio of upstream usage and downstream usage is larger than 1:10, and the daily upstream peak bandwidth exceeds 100 Mbps. Upstream usage will be billed according to the same billing modes and tiered pricing rules as downstream usage.
    Note:

    If you have a large-scale live streaming business and its consumption of 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 to determine the best billing option for you.

    Billing

    • Billable item: the downstream bandwidth generated by LVB video streams outside the Chinese mainland.
    • Billing rules: the fees are calculated by multiplying the peak bandwidth on a day and the unit price in the corresponding tier.

    Billing example

    • If you held a global LVB session that generated 600 Mbps of downstream bandwidth on July 13, 2021, then the LVB bandwidth fees you would need to pay on July 14, 2021 would be as follows:
      Daily bandwidth fees = 0.1951 (USD/Mbps) × 600 (Mbps) = 117.06 USD.
    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed when the ratio of upstream usage and downstream usage is larger than 1:10 and the daily upstream peak bandwidth exceeds 100 Mbps. Upstream usage will be billed according to the same billing modes and tiered pricing rules as downstream usage is billed by.