- 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).