Standards organizations involved in the development of next generation wireless local area network (WLAN) standards, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 and 802.11bn standards, and amendments thereof, are discussing the possibility of WLAN operation involving a shared transmit opportunity (TXOP) under multi-access point (AP) coordination (MAPC) control in which a leader AP can initiate each of a TXOP with a follower-to-leader information exchange and then a notional multi-AP trigger frame. Current proposals for such operation do not define contents of the trigger for the range of MAPC mechanisms, such as spatial re-use, Time-Division Multiple Access (TDMA), Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), etc. Techniques are presented herein that address such shortcomings in order to provide a foundation for MAPC operations that can be utilized in enterprise WLAN environment across multiple Wi-Fi generations.

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