Smart cities will be characterized by a variety of intelligent and networked services, each with specific requirements for the underlying network infrastructure. While smart city architectures and services have been studied extensively, little attention has been paid to the network technology. The KIGLIS research project, consisting of a consortium of companies, universities and research institutions, focuses on artificial intelligence for optimizing fiber-optic networks of a smart city, with a special focus on future mobility applications, such as automated driving. In this paper, we present early results on our process of collecting smart city requirements for communication networks, which will lead towards reference infrastructure and architecture solutions. Finally, we suggest directions in which artificial intelligence will improve smart city networks.