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data cap

A data cap or bandwidth cap refers to the limit on the amount of data provided to a customer by a service provider. The contractually guaranteed data volume relates to a fixed period and a fixed fee. If the agreed data transfer is exceeded, the data cap comes into effect. It usually refers to a certain amount of data that the customer can transfer in a fixed period of one month for a fixed fee.

If the amount of data transferred exceeds the agreed amount of data, then the customer receives a dedicated bill for the additional amount of data. These additional costs are higher than the agreed fees. As an alternative, the service provider can reduce the data rate provided.

Englisch: data cap
Updated at: 27.07.2016
#Words: 121
Links: data, bandwidth (BW), service provider (SP), period (T), arsenic (As)
Translations: DE

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