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Billing of LEB

Last updated: 2022-04-29 12:14:39

    Overview

    • Billing mode: Daily pay-as-you-go
    • Billing cycle: Daily billing cycle. Traffic fees generated in a day are deducted the next day. For the actual fee deduction and bill generation time, see your billing statement.
    • Billing regions outside the Chinese mainland:
      • Asia Pacific 1: Hong Kong (China), Singapore, Macao (China), Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia
      • 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, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France
      • Middle East: United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain
      • Africa: South Africa
      • South America: Brazil, Colombia
    • 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).
    • As LEB uses channels with ultra-low latency, its traffic/bandwidth fees are slightly higher than those of LVB.
    • LEB does not support live streams with B-frames. If a pushed stream contains B-frames, the system will remove them in transcoding, which will incur transcoding fees.
    • Playback using browsers only supports the standard WebRTC protocol and does not support AAC. If a stream pushed contains audio in AAC format, the system will transcode the audio into Opus format, which will incur audio transcoding fees.
    • Starting from 00:00 (UTC+08:00), January 4, 2022, CSS has adjusted the daily billing prices and pricing tiers of LEB’s basic services and billed 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:

    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of upstream usage to downstream usage is larger than 1:10 and the highest upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps.
    • The same billing method, tiered pricing rules, and billing regions (in/outside the Chinese mainland) are used for live push and LVB playback. Live push has been billed since 00:00 (UTC+08:00), July 1, 2021.
    • Billing example:
      Take daily bill-by-traffic for example. Assume that the total upstream and downstream traffic used in a day are 10 GB and 90 GB respectively, and the highest upstream bandwidth used is 101 Mbps. As the ratio of upstream usage to downstream usage is 10:90, which is larger than 1:10, and the peak upstream bandwidth usage is higher than 100 Mbps, the traffic fee would be:
      Upstream traffic fees + Downstream traffic fees = 0.0417 (USD/GB/Day) x (10 (GB) + 90 (GB)) = 4.17 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 origin servers outside the Chinese mainland. You can choose to be billed by traffic or by bandwidth. The former is used for new users by default.

    Note:

    LEB bill-by-traffic/bandwidth rules for regions outside the Chinese mainland took effect on April 20, 2021. Since April 21, 2021, all bills have been generated according to the new billing rules.

    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 0.1496 0.2472 0.2276 0.1431 0.1431 0.3902 0.3902 0.3350
    2 TB (inclusive) - 50 TB 0.1398 0.2276 0.2081 0.1268 0.1268 0.3577 0.3577 0.3187
    50 TB (inclusive) - 100 TB 0.1171 0.2114 0.1821 0.1008 0.1008 0.3350 0.3350 0.2927
    100 TB (inclusive) - 1 PB 0.1008 0.1821 0.1626 0.0650 0.0650 0.3089 0.3089 0.2764
    ≥ 1 PB 0.0911 0.1691 0.1431 0.0520 0.0520 0.2764 0.2764 0.2602

    Details

    • Billable item: Downstream traffic consumed during LEB 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 an LEB session lasted for 1 hour at a bitrate of 500 Kbps (This 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 the session was watched by 100 viewers, the consumed traffic would be: 500/8 x 3600 x 100 = 22,500,000 KB = 22.5 GB.
    • Assume that you used the LEB service on January 4, 2022 and consumed 22.5 GB of downstream traffic. On January 5, 2022, you would be charged:
      0.1496 (USD/GB) x 22.5 (GB) = 3.366 USD.
    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of upstream usage to downstream usage is larger than 1:10 and the highest upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps. The same billing mode, list prices, and tiered pricing rules apply to LEB upstream usage and LVB 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. You are charged for 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 0.4098 1.2033 1.2455 0.3967 0.3967 1.8667 1.8667 1.6911
    500 Mbps (inclusive) - 5 Gbps 0.3707 1.0829 1.2098 0.3610 0.3610 1.8407 1.8407 1.6553
    5 Gbps (inclusive) - 20 Gbps 0.3415 0.9659 1.1122 0.3363 0.3363 1.8016 1.8016 1.6130
    ≥ 20 Gbps 0.3252 0.8455 1.0081 0.3187 0.3187 1.7821 1.7821 1.5935

    Details

    • Billable item: Downstream bandwidth used during LEB 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 an LEB session had a bitrate of 500 Kbps (This 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), and there were 100 concurrent viewers at most, the highest bandwidth used would be:
      500 Kbps x 100 = 50,000 Kbps = 50 Mbps.
    • Assume that you used the LEB service on January 4, 2022 for playback in Macao (China) and your bandwidth usage reached 50 Mbps at the highest. On January 5, 2022, you would be charged:
      0.4098 (USD/Mbps/Day) x 50 (Mbps) = 20.49 USD.
    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of upstream usage to downstream usage is larger than 1:10 and the highest upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps. The same billing mode, list prices, and tiered pricing rules apply to LEB upstream usage and LVB downstream usage.

    Traffic/Bandwidth Usage in the Chinese Mainland

    The LEB service is billed by the downstream traffic/bandwidth used during live streaming.
    LEB provides two daily pay-as-you-go billing modes: bill-by-traffic and bill-by-bandwidth. You can choose whichever suits your needs. The default mode for new users of LEB is bill-by-traffic.

    Bill-by-traffic

    Pricing

    We bill LEB 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 0.0846
    2 TB (inclusive) - 10 TB 0.0813
    10 TB (inclusive) - 50 TB 0.0780
    50 TB (inclusive) - 100 TB 0.0715
    100 TB (inclusive) - 1 PB 0.0618
    ≥ 1 PB 0.0520

    Details

    • Billable item: Downstream traffic consumed during LEB 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.

    Billing example

    • Assume that an LEB session lasted for 1 hour at a bitrate of 500 Kbps (This 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 the session was watched by 100 viewers, the consumed traffic would be: 500/8 x 3600 x 100 = 22,500,000 KB = 22.5 GB.
    • Assume that you used the LEB service on January 4, 2022 and consumed 22.5 GB of downstream traffic. On January 5, 2022, you would be charged:
      0.0846 (USD/GB) x 22.5 (GB) = 1.9035 USD.
    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of upstream usage to downstream usage is larger than 1:10 and the highest upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps. The same billing mode, list prices, and tiered pricing rules apply to LEB upstream usage and LVB downstream usage.

    Bill-by-bandwidth

    Pricing

    We bill LEB bandwidth usage on a daily basis and adopt a tiered pricing approach. You are charged for your peak bandwidth usage in a day. See below for the pricing tiers:

    Bandwidth Tier Price (USD/Mbps/Day)
    0 - 500 Mbps 0.2114
    500 Mbps (inclusive) - 5 Gbps 0.2049
    5 Gbps (inclusive) - 20 Gbps 0.1984
    ≥ 20 Gbps 0.1886

    Details

    • Billable item: Downstream bandwidth used during LEB 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 an LEB session had a bitrate of 500 Kbps (This 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), and there were 100 concurrent viewers at most, the highest bandwidth used would be:
      500 Kbps x 100 = 50,000 Kbps = 50 Mbps.
    • Assume that you used the LEB service on January 4, 2022 and your bandwidth usage reached 50 Mbps at the highest. On January 5, 2022, you would be charged:
      0.2114 (USD/Mbps/Day) x 50 (Mbps) = 10.57 USD.
    • By default, fees are billed by downstream usage. However, upstream usage will also be billed if the ratio of upstream usage to downstream usage is larger than 1:10 and the highest upstream bandwidth used in a day exceeds 100 Mbps. The same billing mode, list prices, and tiered pricing rules apply to LEB upstream usage and LVB downstream usage.
    Note:

    If you have a large-scale live streaming business, 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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