Small Carriers Are Launching LTE, But Will They Ever See A 4G iPhone?

Last year, regional operator C Spire became the first small carrier in the U.S. to land the iPhone, but its good fortune may not continue if Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) launches an LTE version of the iPhone, as expected, this fall. The problem of spectrum fragmentation may conspire to keep Apple’s newest fastest device out of the hands of all but the biggest U.S. operators.