Google shuts down service that helped carriers provide better coverage

Google has shut down a service that was aimed at helping carriers around the world improve their coverage, by providing them with aggregated data from Android devices. The closure comes at a time of heightened concerns about data privacy across the industry.

Google’s Mobile Network Insights service was launched in 2017 as a free tool for wireless providers around the world that allowed them to see weak spots in their network coverage. According to a new report by Reuters, the service was “essentially a map showing carriers signal strengths and connection speeds they were delivering …

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