KEYYO, a subsidiary of Bouygues Telecom Entreprises acquires control of Apizee, video-assistance solutions editor
Paris, September 3, 2020 – Keyyo, a 100% subsidiary of Bouygues Telecom Entreprises, specializing in solutions for SMEs and VSEs, announces that it has recently completed the acquisition of the majority stake in Apizee, editor of open solutions for video-assistance.
Apizee is a French company, created in 2013 by Michel L’Hostis and Frédéric Luart, in Lannion, the cradle of telecommunications in France.
Apizee’s video assistance solutions, which have experienced strong adoption in recent months in the context of COVID 19 and the accelerated digitization of companies, make it possible to provide remote assistance in sectors as health, industry, insurance or banking. Thanks to these solutions, experts (advisers, agents, doctors, etc.) can establish a diagnostic and provide effective responses to their interlocutors as if they were on the same site. Apizee’s video assistance solutions are used as much to communicate between company employees, as with private or business customers. French companies such as Safran Aircraft Engines, Caisse d’Epargne, Enedis, Groupe Atlantic and international companies such as the German telemedicine leader, Deutsch Arzt AG, have successfully adopted the Apizee video assistance solutions.
Apizee has fully developed its own secure technical platform CPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service), based in particular on the WebRTC protocol. This allows great flexibility of deployment and ease of implementation and use by end-users: no software to install and compatibility with different types of devices (smartphones, tablets, drones, connected helmets and glasses, specific cameras, etc.). Apizee solutions are also available in API mode, for even easier and faster integration into existing business tools. Customer data is stored in servers based in Europe, which guarantees their security and compliance, in particular with regard to the GDPR.
The arrival of Keyyo in Apizee’s capital will allow the company to accelerate its growth while rapidly benefiting from Keyyo’s recognized expertise with very small businesses and SMEs and Bouygues Telecom Entreprises expertise with large accounts. Keyyo and Bouygues Telecom Entreprises, for their part, will be able to strengthen their catalogs of offers with this jewel of video assistance.
François Treuil, CEO of Bouygues Telecom Entreprises, declares: “This operation carried out by Keyyo confirms Bouygues Telecom Entreprises’ position as an innovative challenger on the B2B market in France. By integrating this brick of services with very high added value, we will be able to offer our customers new services allowing them to accelerate their digitalisation and improve the satisfaction of their own customers.”
Philippe Houdouin, President of Keyyo, adds: “The acquisition of Apizee strengthens Keyyo’s potential for innovation in key technologies for companies and will make it possible to launch video and collaboration solutions integrated as standard to our offers in the coming months.”
Michel LHostis, Founder of Apizee underlines: “This rapprochement with Keyyo and Bouygues Telecom Entreprises offers Apizee new growth prospects to become the sovereign European solution for secured videoconferencing and video expertise”
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Creator of networks and innovative fixed and mobile solutions, Bouygues Telecom Entreprises has given itself the mission of growing its customers and their ecosystem with end-to-end fixed and mobile solutions, to enable them to develop their business in full serenity. By investing massively in its national Fixed IP network and in the quality of its mobile network, the third largest B2B telecoms operator in France is democratizing access to Very High Speed and facilitating the digital transformation of its customers by accelerating the virtualization of communication solutions, network, security and hosting. The territorial network of Bouygues Telecom Entreprises, present in Paris as well as in the regions, makes it a key player for both SMEs and the largest French companies. 1,400 employees and a network of 90 agencies of authorized distributors help their customers in the choice, installation and monitoring of their telecoms and IT solutions and in adopting new uses. A community of more than 2 million professionals and companies is already seduced by its culture focused on customer satisfaction and anticipating the needs of CIOs.
A subsidiary of Bouygues Telecom, Keyyo is a new generation telecom service operator dedicated to businesses. Keyyo is revolutionizing telephony in the service of businesses by offering its customers reliable solutions, thanks to its technical platform fully mastered internally, competitive and simple because “all inclusive”, connected to new uses and enhanced by openness and integration into the business applications, standard or specific, of its customers. More than 18,000 corporate customers already trust Keyyo to make the most of the power of unified communications, for the benefit of their performance and convenience. Keyyo is positioned as the reference partner for growing companies. The company has 190 employees and a turnover of 33.5 million euros in 2019.
Founded in 2013, Apizee is a CPaaS (Communication Plateform as a Service) provider of real-time web video communication, on all kind of mobile devices, without installation for business applications and based on WebRTC technology. Apizee’s solutions enable businesses and professionals to facilitate internal and external real-time collaboration remotely as well as on-site. These solutions make it possible in particular to provide remote expertise and support for physical goods, customer support in complex sales processes, telemedicine and medical tele-expertise.
Apizee’s solutions and APIs are used by Safran Aircraft Engines, Groupe Atlantic, Crédit Agricole, Caisse d’Epargne, Enedis, Eurexo, GCS E-santé Bretagne and many integrators and editors of business applications. More than 150 business customers in France and abroad trust Apizee. The company has 35 employees.