ALSO NOTED: $690.9 million committed to wireless startups in September; Alltel launches WiFi hotspot service; and much more...

> According to the latest report from Rutberg & Co., some $690.9 million was committed to wireless startups in September. Article

> FCC delays 700 MHz auction by eight days. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent and Sagem Communications said they are developing a commercial femto cell base station platform for UMTS/HSPA networks. Article

> Meru Networks has certified the "secure and seamless" interoperability of a wide range of new dual-mode and WiFi phones. Article

> Alltel launched WiFi hotspot service. Article

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