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Executive Summary

This paper addresses the problem of locating base stations in a certain area which is highly populated by mobile stations; each mobile station is assumed to select the closest base station. Base stations are modeled by players who choose their best location for maximizing their uplink throughput. The approach of this paper is to make some simplifying assumptions in order to get interpretable analytical results and insights to the problem under study. Specifically, a relatively complete Nash Equilibrium (NE) analysis is conducted (existence, uniqueness, determination, and efficiency). Then, assuming that the base station location can be adjusted dynamically, the best-response dynamics and reinforcement learning algorithm are applied, discussed, and illustrated through numerical results.

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