Togo’s Electronic Communications and Posts Regulatory Authority (ARCEP) has stated that it would bet on ongoing data and media capacity building to drive the country’s ICT industry.
Michel Yaovi Galley, Director General of ARCEP, said’ “In accordance with its new strategic plan, the ARCEP has placed data provisioning at the core of its purpose.”
According to Mr Galley, this means “promoting access to digital services through regulation by all and for all”, which means “depending on the latest technological tools and its services for monitoring and supervision of the quality of service (QoS)”.
According to Hervé Pana, Communication Advisor at the ARCEP, the institution has introduced an era of open data in Togo.
In the new framework, media agencies have a significant role to play in enhancing telecom regulation in Togo, Pana stressed.
The Communication Advisor added that “Regulation by data can not flourish without the contribution of journalists who, through the production of analysis and relevant content, can guide the choice of consumers.
ARCEP’s new strategy, which covers the 2021-2023 period, is in line with the goals of the Togolese government.
The strategic plan also involves setting up several operational sites that will enhance Togo’s digital transformation, boost competition, as well as protect consumer rights.