The other day, Google has changed its policy towards telecom operators, blocking their ability to view signal quality data coming from users' Android devices. Apparently, this was done for reasons of confidentiality.
Google often acts as a defendant in claims - the company has been repeatedly accused of monopolizing the market, violating the rules for protecting information and so on, and therefore it is not surprising that the company’s management takes care of its reputation and tries to avoid unnecessary customer dissatisfaction. Moreover, the very service, which they closed access to operators, could show the locations of devices on the network in real time.
Thus, the service Mobile Network Insights ceased to work after only two years, and in a press release, the company explained its actions by changing priorities.