1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable for wideband coverage enhancement, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors configured to:
decode, at the UE, downlink control information (DCI) received in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), the DCI comprising a transport block size (TBS) scaling factor, a repetition number, and a TBS index different from the TBS scaling factor;
identify, at the UE, a transport block size (TBS) scaling factor from the DCI;
identify, at the UE, a repetition number from the DCI, wherein the repetition number configures the UE to receive or transmit one or more of data and control channel information that is repeated, in the time domain, a selected number of times based on the repetition number; and
encode, at the UE, one or more of data or control information, for transmission to a next generation node B (gNB), based on the TBS scaling factor and the repetition number; and
a memory interface configured to send the DCI to a memory.