Kenyan operator Safaricom has requested a refund of the equivalent of a US$15 million fee it paid to the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) for a 3G service licence in 2007, according to Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation. Safaricom was the only operator to acquire a 3G licence in 2007 and paid US$25 million for the privilege. However, the CCK sold similar licences to Zain Kenya (Airtel Kenya) and Orange Kenya in 2010 for US$10 million, a 60 percent reduction. Safaricom is keen to recoup the difference as it feels the difference in fee allows the other operators to offer lower prices, creating unfair competition.