Date Added: Dec 2009
Limited feedback improves link reliability with a small amount of feedback from the receiver back to the transmitter. In cellular systems, the performance of limited feedback will be degraded in the presence of other cell interference, when the base stations have limited or no coordination. This paper establishes the degradation in sum rate of users in a cellular system, due to uncoordinated other cell interference and delay on the feedback channel. A goodput metric is defined as the rate when the bits are successfully received at the mobile station, and used to derive an upper bound on the performance of limited feedback systems with delay. This paper shows that the goodput gained from having delayed limited feedback decreases doubly exponentially as the delay increases.