Let me start out by saying, there are people better qualified to respond to this, but I’ll give it a go based on what I know.
In short my response can be summed up as: There are no magic bullets. Or perhaps: Don’t believe all the hype.
First off, eSim… just an electronic sim. Makes it slightly easier to change carriers because you don’t need a physical sim card. 5G… massive can of worms there. The carriers are running a massive campaign to sell us on a mobile revolution. They claim it’s a change unlike any before it. In reality, it’s a fairly iterative step forward. For most people there will be a slight bump in speed and the network is better able to deal with more devices at the same time. I’ve seen videos claiming it will revolutionize home automation and then go on to claim it enables things that are all already possible and no one in their right mind would put all their home automation stuff on 5G when wifi will do perfectly fine.
Then there is the millimeter wave part. They will use super high frequency bands in very crowded areas which will give a much more significant speed boost. But at the cost of range. We’re talking stuff that only works at line of sight at very short distances. Even a window in between could mess up that signal. It has its uses in crowded city centers, but chances are, it won’t be available anywhere near you.
As for the 12KM long range networks. These are the exact opposite, they use very low frequencies and as a result carry very far, but have almost no bandwidth. They’re often seen as sensor networks, which is why you see such specific use cases listen like cattle tracking and parking space monitoring. Those cases require very little data to be transmitted and are thus great for such networks. You will not be making phone calls or doing any heavier work than sending very small messages over these networks.
Mesh networks used to be all the rage, but as far as I know, none of them really took off. Claims that they are more reliable and more quickly are simply false. By definition a mesh network requires more hops to get to the place you want to go which will slow everything down. And reliability depends on who is nearby and the types of devices nearby, which is an always changing thing.
Revolutions are extremely rare, but commonly claimed. Most of what we see is just iterative change. There is nothing wrong with that, we should celebrate that too, but unfortunately as far as I know, there is nothing revolutionary among the things you just mentioned.
That said, research clearly shows an ever increasing need for storage and bandwidth regardless of these claims about revolutionary wireless network changes. So the future for Storj is bright either way.