enet is excited to announce the recruitment of a trailblazing female engineer as its 100th employee in a milestone that marks how its open-access model is transforming the Irish telecommunications landscape.
Siobhan Mullen, a Tier 2 network operations centre network engineer, is the 100th staff member to join the enet team. A trailblazer, when she decided to pursue a career in data communications and undertake a Higher Diploma in Computing Science, she was the only woman on the course, and one of the few in engineering, particularly in the telecommunications Industry.
Siobhan said: “It’s great to be working for an innovative company like enet which is changing the face of telecommunications in Ireland. I hope it will become the norm to see women engineers, particularly in the data communications industry.
In her new job, Siobhan will provide technical support and network-monitoring, across a multi-vendor platform environment. The role involves working between the enet offices in Dublin and Limerick, visiting sites for switch-installations and testing.
Welcoming Siobhan’s recruitment as an important landmark in enet’s progress, enet CEO, Conal Henry said: “Wholesale telecommunications is not really about networks or technology, it’s about people. At enet, using the skills of people like Siobhan we think that we have built a business and a team that is the best. For us, the three things that matter are commitment, talent and experience – in that order. An organisation comprised of people who are genuinely committed to a vision and who apply their talents to it, will always do well.”
Henry added: “It’s with a particular sense of pride that we reach this staffing milestone as it underlines how much a dedicated team can achieve in a wholesale business. enet currently counts over 70 different service-providers as clients including the likes of Imagine, Magnet, Ripplecom Virgin Media and Vodafone, with these in turn providing services to over one million end-users daily. 100 people ultimately serving one million – that’s the beauty of a wholesale-only business.”
Today enet manages over 5,000 km of fibre infrastructure, including the State’s Metropolitan Area Networks, as well as operating one of the largest fixed wireless networks in the country.