Actually, the goal is clear: Untrusted hardware and software should not be used in critical infrastructures, especially not in telecommunications infrastructures. The debate about the role of the Chinese supplier Huawei had also arrived in the EU and Germany in 2018, mainly at the instigation of the USA. The fear: The components of the Chinese manufacturers and their software could be used both for espionage and – in the event of confrontation – as a kill switch, i.e., misused to shut down entire network areas.
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