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Updated on 2024-06-12 GMT+08:00

Billing Overview

You can create a standard connection, which will give you exclusive access to the port, or request a hosted connection from a partner and share the port.

In this document, you will learn about how connections are billed, how you can renew subscriptions and manage costs, and what happens if your account goes into arrears.

  • Billing Modes

    Direct Connect supports the yearly/monthly billing mode. You pay upfront for the amount of time you expect to use the connections for. You will need to make sure you have a top-up account with a sufficient balance or have a valid payment method configured first. For details, see Billing Modes.

  • Billed Items

    Direct Connect provides standard connections, hosted connections, and full-service connections.

    • Billed items of standard connections and full-service connections: port, one-time setup for connecting the leased line to the port provided by Huawei Cloud, leased line, and in-building cabling.
    • Billed item of hosted connections: leased line

    For details about the billing factors and formulas for each billed item, see Billed Items.

  • Renewing Subscriptions

    If you want to continue using a connection after it expires, you need to renew the subscription within the specified period. If the subscription is not renewed, the connection will be automatically released, and data may be lost. You can renew your subscriptions manually or automatically. For more details, see Overview.

  • Viewing Bills

    You can choose Billing & Costs > Bills to check the Direct Connect transactions and bills. For details, see Bills.

  • Arrears

    If there is no a sufficient account balance to pay for your bill and there is no other payment method configured, your account will go into arrears. If you want to continue using your connections, you will need to top up your account in a timely manner. For details, see Arrears.

  • Stopping Billing

    If you no longer need to use your connections, you can unsubscribe from or delete them to stop the billing. For details, see Billing Termination.