LTE does not use more data to complete a common task, but an application may transmit more data while using LTE to enhance the quality of its content. For example, a video streaming application transmits more data to provide a clearer, high-definition video stream.
Cellphone users may check application settings for features such as auto-quality that manage the amount of data that is being transmitted. LTE, which is an acronym for long-term evolution, is an all-IP, fiber-based system that is more reliable and scalable than its 3G predecessors. Although there are other 4G wireless networks, LTE has the largest global footprint as of 2014.