For example, it can show the signal strength and connection speed of the carrier's network in each area.
There is no doubt that this service is critical for mobile operators because they typically use this data when deciding where to expand or upgrade coverage. People familiar with the matter said that Google’s closure of the service made mobile operators disappointed.
Four people familiar with the matter said today that Google shut down the service in April this year, mainly because of concerns about data privacy issues, which led to investigations by regulators. Of course, other secondary aspects may include challenges in ensuring data quality.
It should be noted that this service from Google is provided free of charge to mobile operators. Moreover, the relevant data is also anonymous. But even today, when sharing has become commonplace, Google decided to close the service. Analysts believe that Google is extremely sensitive to potential data privacy issues in the current global environment where data privacy issues are of high concern.
Google spokesman Victoria Keefe (Victoria Keough) has confirmed that changing product priorities is the main reason for shutting down the service. In April, Google also shut down YouTube's Video Checkup service, which also involves user data.