Togo’s council of ministers has adopted a draft decree codifying the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP’s) improved powers for handling conflict resolution, sanctions, and conciliation processes. Togo First cited a statement from the council which confirmed: ‘This draft decree, which simultaneously aims to protect consumer rights and the interests of operators in the sector, aims to specify the rules for conciliation, the handling of disputes and the application of sanctions by ARCEP’. In addition, with the government seemingly determined to level the playing field in the country’s telecoms market, it has unveiled a draft decree to determine which operators hold significant market power (SMP). If the decree is adopted, ARCEP will be tasked with generating a report every year assessing the status of the digital communications market in Togo. This report will be examined by the council of ministers, the paper notes.