Enhancing the network sum-rate without sharing channel state information between base stations

Ralf Bendlin, Yih Fang Huang, Michel T. Ivrlač, Josef A. Nossek

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We consider the downlink of a cellular wireless network where the base stations are equipped with multiple transmit antennas and operate in the same frequency band. Each base station serves one user per orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) sub-carrier by means of spatial precoding. Due to temporal scheduling, the active users change rapidly in time and consequently, intercell interference becomes nonstationary limiting the achievable network sum-rate. Under the assumption of perfect channel knowledge at each base station, we optimize both precoding and scheduling in order to maximize the achievable network sum-rate. The solution, however, unveils that both precoding and scheduling can be performed locally at each base station without the need for CSI to be exchanged between base stations if they are solely based on average channel measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781424456383
StatePublished - 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 201010 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Conference53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL


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