News from Micromuse and WaveSmith NetworksMicromuse last week announced plans to purchase Lumos Technologies for up to $2.7 million in cash and the assumption of approximately $800,000 in outstanding debt. Micromuse expects the acquisition to provide it with technology for managing Layer 1 networks and a customer base of more than 100 equipment vendors who have signed license agreements with Lumos.Lumos' software lets equipment vendors, service providers and larger companies manage the elements supporting their networks at the transport - Layer 1 - and access layers. The software correlates data from network elements and forwards it to other operations support system platforms. Micromuse expects the acquisition to close before year-end.WaveSmith Networks last week announced that its Distributed Node multiservice switch has completed the Telcordia Operations Systems Modification for the Integration of Network Elements Services process for operations support systems. The OSMINE process enables network equipment compatibility and interoperability with the Telcordia OSS, which is a requirement of most regional Bell operating companies before being deployed in their networks. The Distributed Node is in trials at Verizon and SBC Communications.