The CFO of Orange believes telcos have to do a better job of explaining to the financial markets how and why they are creating value.
Ramon Fernandez was responding to a question at Mobile World Congress about the volatility of European telecoms stocks, which are at their lowest point in the last 15 years.
Shares in Orange grew two percent during 2017, but have fallen four percent since the turn of the year.
Fernandez highlights the likes of Orange Bank last year, which has garnered 100,000 customers in the first few months of operation, as an example of the innovation that is needed to convince sceptical investors.
“There is a lot going on and I think over time, markets will recognise this and come back to the telecoms sector,” the CFO says.
You can watch the full video, in which Fernandez also discusses the French telecoms market and Orange’s overall financial performance, below.