Virtual Cross Connect Pricing

Megaport’s Virtual Cross Connect (VXC) pricing structure involves three types of distance-based rates:

  • Metro - Deploy a VXC between two locations within a defined metropolitan area, typically a city. For example, between:

    • Two Ports located in San Francisco.

    • A Port and a Cloud Service Provider (CSP), both located in London.

  • Zone - Deploy a VXC between Metros within a defined Zone, typically multiple states or provinces grouped together. For example, between:

    • Two cities in the “US West” Zone, such as Seattle and San Francisco
  • Interzone - Deploy a VXC that connects different cities in different Zones. For example, between:

    • A Port in “US West” and one in “US East”
    • A Port in “NE Asia” and a CSP in “AU North”


Prices vary between different data centers, cloud partners, and destinations. The key factors that determine VXC pricing are the distance between the data center locations (the A-End and B-End) and the bandwidth that you configure. There are two easy options for obtaining a VXC price estimate:

  1. Megaport Pricing Tool - Specify your A-End and B-End data center locations, bandwidth, and currency. On the graph that appears, you can experiment and drag the vary data rate speeds over a number of days. For example, you can specify different speeds for weekdays and weekends.

  2. Megaport Portal - Test different VXC configurations without any obligation. Create a Port to see how Metros, Zones, Interzones, and data centers are presented. Deploy a VXC between two ports to get an immediate estimate in your currency.

How does billing work?

Metro VXCs are charged a recurring monthly flat fee based on hourly provisioned services consumed in the course of the previous month. There are two bandwidth tiers:

  • 1 Mbps to 1000 Mbps
  • 1001 Mbps to 10 Gbps

Zone and Interzone VXCs are priced using two components:

  1. A recurring fixed fee based on the bandwidth tiers above.
  2. Bandwidth base rate (priced per Mbps per month). This rate is based on the time a VXC is active at a given speed and bandwidth.

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