1. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) access point (AP), the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:encode a HE physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU), the HE PPDU comprising a multi-user (MU) request-to-send (RTS) trigger frame, the MU-RTS trigger frame comprising a type field, wherein a value of the type field indicates the MU-RTS trigger frame is a trigger frame of type MU-RTS,
wherein the MU-RTS trigger frame further comprises a plurality of HE station information fields, wherein each of the plurality of HE station information fields comprises an association identification (AID) field and an indication of a bandwidth of a clear-to-send (CTS) frame, wherein the MU-RTS trigger frame indicates that a HE station identified by the AID field is to transmit the CTS frame with the bandwidth, and
wherein the MU-RTS trigger frame further comprises a carrier sense (CS) field to indicate whether HE stations addressed by the AID field are required to sense the medium and determine whether to respond to the MU-RTS trigger frame based on a state of the medium and a state of a network availability vector (NAV); and
generate signaling to cause the HE AP to wirelessly transmit the HE PPDU.