- HT and IT services subsidiary Combis take home smart‑city platform contract, building digital transformation service for the City.
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 Split Parking 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 HT holding, 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).