• HT and IT services subsidiary Combis take home smart-city platform contract, building digital transformation service for the City.

Hrvatski Telekom connects Split

Hrvatski Telekom connects Split

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Hrvatski Telekom (HT) partnered with the city of Split to develop a smart-city platform to bring together the municipality’s various digital transformation initiatives.

Split Smart City will provide citizens with information and services via a mobile application and online, and will integrate with existing systems such as the SplitParking app.

The three-year, HRK 3.5m (€462,000) project will be delivered in three phases: HT will provide the cloud infrastructure before its in-house IT services specialist Combis develops and delivers the application itself. HT aims to launch the service “by the end of the year”.

Marijana Bačić, Vice-President for Corporate Sales & ICT Services at HT, said the contract is representative of a broader intention to partner with Combis on smart-city solutions in Croatia.

Combis was acquired by HT in 2010 and now sits within HTholding, the operator’s special purpose vehicle that is currently undergoing a “strategy of restructuring the ancillary parts of the operation”. This strategy has so far involved divesting E-Tours (travel services) and the beginning of an effort to offload Optima Telekom (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #101 and passim). HT holding also houses Iskon Internet (internet and data services), and KDS (cable TV).